The Information Manager

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE, AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY
  • Abbreviation: The Infor. Manag.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1596-5422
  • DOI: 10.5897/TheIM
  • Start Year: 2015
  • Published Articles: 9

Assessment of virtual library resources at the National Teachers Institute Kaduna

Ogalue Rose Toyin

  • Article Number - A8EE8BD56551
  • Vol.15(1), pp. 5-11, June 2015
  •  Received: 01 May 2015
  •  Accepted: 31 May 2015
  •  Published: 30 June 2015

Abstract

This study assessed the virtual library of distance learning education programme of the National Teachers Institute Kaduna. Two research objectives were formulated and a survey research design was used. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select 390 respondents from a population of 10666 students and 187 respondents from a population of 346 academic staff. Structured questionnaires were used to collect data from respondents. 309 copies of questionnaire were properly completed and subjected to statistical analysis. The findings of the study revealed among others that Journal storage and National Library Database were the only type of resources that are available to the Academic Staff and Students of NTI. The Major problems encountered by the Academic Staff and Students were inadequate access to the resources and insufficient computer literacy skills. Based on the findings it was concluded that, the present situation of the virtual library cannot meet the information need of Academic Staff and Students of NTI. In view of the findings, the recommendations made were that Management should acquire and install the adequate information communication facilities that will serve the need of both library and users in its acquisition, organization, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information. It is recommended to Library and Management to have good maintenance culture and also acquire broadband access with reputable Internet Service Provider to facilitate easy access.