Evaluation of E-resources in Academic Libraries

Idiegbeyan-ose, Jerome and Osazuwa, Egbe (2014) Evaluation of E-resources in Academic Libraries. jewel journal of Librarianship.

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This study examined evaluation of e- resources in academic'• libraries. Sun•ey research design \\'as used wl1ich involved the use of questionnaire as the major instrument. Data was analr::.ed using frequencies and percellfages. The study found that the libraries have in their collections e- resources. it was also disco1•ered that there is need for evaluation of e- resources. Among the criteria used in evaluation are: authority, cost, relei'Gnt, coverage, currency. etc. it was also found that the librarians idemify relevant e- resources through vendors. online reading, other librarians, academic staff, and studellts. Among the challenges of using E- resources are finance, lack of technical knowhow, power outage and low bandwidth. It is recommended that libraries and librarians should take evaluation of e- resources very seriously because there is explosion of e- resources. Evaluation will enable the libraries to acquire the relevallt and necessary e- resources in order to satisfy users.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: FOLUKE DADA
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2019 14:22
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2019 14:32
URI: https://eprints.lmu.edu.ng/id/eprint/1851

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