Awareness and Attitude of Lecturers toward Establishing Institutional Repository in Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

Tiemo, Pereware Aghwotu, Ebiagbe, Joyce Ebiere


This study focused on the awareness and attitude of lecturers toward the establishment of institutional repository (IR) in Niger Delta University, Nigeria. The population consist of 214 academic staff in the College of Health Sciences (CHS), 145 academic staff were randomly selected. A self-designed questionnaire with a five Likert point scale was used in collecting data. The study revealed that lecturers’ awareness of institutional repository was high. Most of the lecturers agreed that if the repository is established in the university it will enable them to deposit their work but this will violate the copy right law. Among the recommendations was that librarians should create more awareness of IR and educate lecturers on the dangers of giving out the copy right of their work out to commercial publishers.

Keywords: Awareness, attitudes, lecturers, research outputs and institutional repository.

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