Use of Information Technology Resources: A Case Study of Osun State University Library, Nigeria.

Mojisola Odewole, Sowemimo Adekunmisi


The Study examined the use of Information Technology Resources in Osun State University Library. It investigated the resources used for the information technology and evaluates the availability, the accessibility and readiness of Osun State University Library Professional staff in using information technology in rendering services to the staff and the students of the University. The Study revealed that, despite the fact  that the information technology has been put in place in the library to perform certain library routines, majority of the professional librarians were not using CD-ROM to enrich their work as well as encouraging the users i.e., staff, student and the researchers to use the CD-ROM for their research work.

The study also revealed that the internet connectivity in the library is very slow,  not encouraging and that there was problem of power outage. The study recommended that a breed of experts and continuous training programme to handle and operate the latest technology in libraries is a dire need, provision of fiber and dedicated internet for the library with a back-up internet plan should be provided. Also standby generating set and Inverter should be provided for the smooth running of the University Library.

Keywords: Framework, Information Technology, University Library, Readiness Assessment

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