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International Journal of Academic Library and Information Science

Vol. 4(4), pp. 117121, April, 2016. 

ISSN: 2360-7858

DOI: 10.14662/IJARER2016.028

 

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Problems Militating against the Effective Utilization of Open Access Journals among Lis Students at the University of Calabar, Nigeria

 

Oghenetega Ivwighreghweta

 

Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State, Nigeria. E-mail: anthonyoghenetega@yahoo.com

 

Accepted 24 May 2016

      

Abstract

 

This paper investigated the problems militating against the effective utilization of open access journals among LIS students at the University of Calabar. A total of 206 copies of questionnaire were administered and 200 were duly completed and returned. A descriptive survey research design was adopted to gather information from the 200 LIS students. The data collected were analyzed and presented in tables using descriptive statistics. Findings revealed that inadequate computers, inadequate advocacy, Electricity interruption, Difficulty reading computer screens, inadequate internet skills to access open access journals and lack of knowledge of the existence of open access journals were among the problems militating against the effective utilization of open access journals. More computer and computer terminals or work station, awareness programmes, adequate funding, expertise, infrastructure, electricity and high bandwidth were highly recommended

Keywords: open access journals, inadequate computers, inadequate advocacy, Electricity interruption, Difficulty reading computer screens, inadequate internet skills

 

Cite This Article As: Ivwighreghweta O (2016). Problems Militating against the Effective Utilization of Open Access Journals among Lis Students at the University of Calabar, Nigeria. Inter. J. Acad. Lib. Info. Sci. 4(4): 117-121.

 

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