Electronic information resources (EIR) management requires skills that are vital for digital preservation; thus, it is imperative that library personnel enhance their skills to cope with the demands of the modern electronic information age. Digital Preservation Skills of Electronic Information Resources’ Management among Library Personnel in Selected Universities in Ogun State, Nigeria. Simple random sampling proportionate to size was adopted in selecting 242 respondents (84.4%) out of 286 librarians and library officers from nine (9) purposively selected university libraries in Ogun State. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data on electronic information resources available in selected universities libraries and interview were used to triangulate the data collect with questionnaire data for the research questions. The EIRs preservation skills possessed by library personnel, the EIRs preservation strategies used by the libraries and how EIRs are managed in the selected university libraries. However, only 215 of the 242 questionnaires were found useful (88.8% response rate). Descriptive statistics, Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) and Ordinary Least Squares regression technique (OLS) were used to analyse the data obtained from the respondents. Results also reveal that e-journal 1.95), online public access catalogue 1.93) and Autoregressive Distributed Lag 1.60) were available in the university libraries. In conclusion, preservation skills and preservation strategies were the major determinants of EIR's management. Therefore, the study recommended that parent institutions and library management should provide conducive environment, training and retraining of library personnel on relevant digital preservation skills for example managerial skill, communication skill, encapsulation skill and emulation skill.
Keywords: Electronic information resources (EIR), Nigeria, Management.