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ERIC Number: ED569231
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-2038-5366
Availability, Level of Use and Constraints to Use of Electronic Resources by Law Lecturers in Public Universities in Nigeria
Amusa, Oyintola Isiaka; Atinmo, Morayo
Online Submission, v7 n3 p139-172 Sep 2016
(Purpose) This study surveyed the level of availability, use and constraints to use of electronic resources among law lecturers in Nigeria. (Methodology) Five hundred and fifty-two law lecturers were surveyed and four hundred and forty-two responded. (Results) Data analysis revealed that the level of availability of electronic resources for the use of the law lecturers was very low; most of major electronic information resources on law like LexisNexis, Westlaw, Kluwer Arbitration, and I-law are not readily available. They are being subscribed to during accreditation exercises only. (Conclusions) Use of electronic resources on law among the law lecturers was low. Majority of them reported non-use of the resources. This is due to low level of availability of the resources, non-availability of desired electronic resources within the universities, absence of sufficient training on the use of electronic resources, paucity of work stations to access electronic resources within the universities, and low level of local contents among others. (Recommendations) The study recommended regular subscriptions to electronic resources and provision of basic information literacy skills with emphasis on how to access, retrieve, download and print electronic resources for the law lecturers.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria