PROVISION AND UTILIZATION OF ONLINE INFORMATION SERVICES IN FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC LIBRARIES IN NORTH EASTERN STATES OF NIGERIA
The paper discusses provision and utilization of online information services in federal Polytechnic libraries in North East of Nigeria. To realize this, three research objectives were formulated which are to determine: The online information services provided in Federal Polytechnic Libraries in North East Nigeria, The extent of utilization of the online information services in Federal Polytechnic Libraries in North East of Nigeria, and the extent of satisfaction with online information services provided in Federal Polytechnic Libraries in North East of Nigeria. Descriptive survey research design was used in this study sing Simple Random Sampling technique, 269 registered library users were used as sample of the study. For the purpose of this work questionnaire was used as instrument for data collection. The data collected and analyzed using descriptive statistics of frequencies and percentages SPSS version 23.0. The study found that: online information services provided in federal polytechnic were: document search services, document delivery services, online reference services, instant messaging, social networking services, online current awareness services and email services. The study reveals that online reference services, instant messaging and current awareness services are the most utilize services in Federal Polytechnic Mubi. While the most utilized online information services in Federal Polytechnic Bauchi are Document search services, instant messaging and social networking. The online information services In Federal Polytechnic Damaturu and Bali are underutilized. The study also reveals that the library users from the all Polytechnics are not satisfied with the online information services provided to them.
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