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|Title:||Assessing the factors affecting effective utilization of e library resources among staff and students of Jigawa state college of education Gumel, Nigeria:|
|Keywords:||e library resources|
|Publisher:||Kampala International University, School of Computing and Information Technology|
|Abstract:||The management of Jigawa State College of Education had made several efforts to educate both staff and students on the importance of using c-library resources. In the face of all the efforts, the utilization of the college c-library resource by the students and staff is still low. This study investigated the factors that affect the effective utilization of c-library resources among staff and students of Jigawa State College of Education, Gumel. Nigeria. The objectives of the study were (i) to examine human factors that affect the utilization of c-library resources in Jigawa State College of Education, Gumel, (ii) to determine the institutional factors that affect the utilization of c-library resources among staff and students’ in Jigawa State College of Education. Gumel, (iii) to investigate the system factors affecting the utilization of c-resources among students and staff in the Jigawa State College of Education, Gumel, (iv) to propose strategies for enhancing utilization of c-library resources among staff and students in Jigawa State College of Education, Gumel. The study employs Descriptive Survey, both for quantitative and qualitative data collection. The target population was 9,063 participants and the sample size was 365 respondents. The main research instruments used were questionnaires, Focus Group Discussion as well as Key informant interviews. Quantitative data collected was analyzed using SPSS while qualitative data was also analyzed using thematic method.The study ibund that the human Fictors affecting the utilization of c-library resources include; user awareness and willingness to use e library resources and lack of computer skills while institutional factors affecting the utilization included unstable power supply, weak internet, and insufficient facilities among others, This study has found that lack of integrated information system and limited sharing of information affects utilization, With regards to the enhancement of utilization of c-resources in the College, it was revealed that measures such as capacity building and proper orientation for stall and students, stable power supply and dedicated internet connections, provision of sufficient resources and so on were believed to be potential utilization arid improvement measures according to the respondents. This study has found that user awareness and willingness to use the c-resources among both staff and students were found to be satisfactory. The study concluded that human factors, institutional factors, and system factors all affect the effective utilization of the c-library resources in the College. Eventually, this could affect teachers’ productivity and students’ academic performance. Therefore, the study recommends the hollowing provision of stable power supply and resources, capacity building training, provision of strong internet sei’vices, provision of integrated information system and provision of enough manpower etc.|
|Description:||a dissertation submitted to the college of higher degrees and research in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree of master of science in information systems of Kampala international university.|
|Appears in Collections:||Masters of Science in Information Systems|
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