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Electronic Information Resources available at the Delta State Polytechnic Library, Otefe-Oghara, Nigeria

Eyaufe, O. O.; Golley, J. and Stephen Brume

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society

This study assesses electronic information resources available at the Delta State Polytechnic Library, Otefe. The aim is to ascertain if the information resources required by the academic staff to perform their teaching, research and general academic activities are adequately available. The study applies the survey method, using the questionnaire as the main instrument of data collection. The stratified random sampling method is used to arrive at a sample size of 50 respondents selected from 200 academic staff. A total of 50 copies of questionnaire administered to 50 academic staff from the 3 schools (Business Studies, Computing and IT as well as Engineering) of the polytechnic, of which 48 were returned and 45 were found usable for the study. Data were analyzed using frequency count and simple percentage. The results of the study reveal among others that the Polytechnic library is lagging behind in the provision of electronic information resources which is mostly needed considering that the world has gone digital. Also, it is found out that most participants of the study have considerable level of electronic information resources awareness and search skills. Thus the study recommends to the polytechnic management board and library as a matter of urgency the introduction of ICT infrastructure and provision of accessible electronic information resources at the Polytechnic library and entire polytechnic community.