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ERIC Number: EJ1109669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0167-8329
Usage Analysis of Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 Tools by Librarians in Kwara State Academic Libraries
Tella, Adeyinka; Soluoku, Taofeeqat
Education for Information, v32 n3 p225-247 2016
This study analysed the usage of Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 tools by librarians in Kwara State academic libraries. A sample of 40 librarians was surveyed through total enumeration sampling technique from four different tertiary education institutions libraries in Kwara State, Nigeria. Questionnaire was used for the collection of data. The collected data was analyzed using descriptive statistics. The results demonstrate that Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 are widely used by the librarians with 80% of them currently using the tools. Various uses of Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 revealed by the study include information sharing, documents delivery, connection and networking. Major challenges to the use of Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 by the librarians are accessibility, technical-know-how and unstable power supply. Based on these findings, the study makes a number of recommendations for a more effective use of the new technology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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