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Utilization of electronic information resources by academic staff at Makerere University.

Agaba, D.M.; Kigongo-Bukenya, I.M.N; Nyumba, J.B.

Abstract:
The study investigated the utilization of Electronic Information resources by the academic staff of Makerere University in Uganda. It examined the academic staff awareness of the resources available, the types of resources provided by the Makerere University Library, the factors affecting resource utilization. The study was both qualitative and quantitative employing both questionnaire, interview and content analysis methods. Findings reveal that the University Library provides electronic information resources and that most academic staff are aware of their availability, but do not utilize them. Furthermore a number of factors affect electronic information resources' utilization. The study concludes that despite a number of problems that inhibit utilization of e-resources, a limited number of academic staff actually use electronic information resources. The study recommends enhancement of Information and Communication Technology Network or Bandwidth, provision of adequate Information and Communication Technologies, decentralization of service provision and increased marketing strategies.

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Document Title: Utilization of electronic information resources by academic staff at Makerere University.
Journal: University of Dar es Salaam Library Journal
Volume: 6
Issue: 1
No. of Pages: 18 - 28


Document Type:Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Staff
Country:Uganda
Keywords:Academic Staff, Electronic resources, Makerere University, Uganda, Information Retrieval, Resources


File Size:61 KB
Rights:Permission granted by author and publisher
Date Added:25 January 2008


Agaba, D.M.; Kigongo-Bukenya, I.M.N; Nnymba, J.B. (2004). Utilization of electronic information resources by academic staff at Makerere University. University of Dar es Salaam Library Journal vol.6 (1)