Availability and Accessibility of Information Resources in an Academic Library: Pathway to Sustainable DevelopmentAuthor : Kolawole, L. Folasade
Volume 9 No.3 July-December 2019 pp 8-11
This study was carried out to determine how availability and accessibility could bring about sustainable development in perceived academic performance of polytechnics’ students using Ibadan Polytechnic as a case study. Survey design was used with structured questionnaire and observation as instruments for data collection. The questionnaire was administered with the aid of a research assistant. From the findings, it was revealed that textbooks and dictionaries were readily available in the library while electronic books and journals were not accessible. The study also revealed lack of enough electronic resources, lack of enough computers to access Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) and power failure as some of the challenges to availability and accessibility of library resources. Some recommendations were made based on the findings.
Availability, Accessibility, Library Resources, Sustainable Development, Academic Performance
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