Influence of Electronic Information Resources on Publication Output of Librarians in Niger Delta and Delta State University, Nigeria

Mercy Arodovwe IGERE


The publication output of librarians in the past years has been observed to be very poor as most of the librarians complain of the difficulty in writing journal articles to publish in reputable journals. This brought about the investigation of the influence of electronic information resources on publication output of librarians in Niger Delta University Bayelsa and Delta State University, Abraka in Nigeria. The descriptive survey design was used in the study. Questionnaire was the instrument used in collecting data. The population for the study was made up of 30 librarians in Niger Delta University Bayelsa and Delta State University, Abraka. The entire population was used as sample because of its small size. Data were analyzed using simple percentage, descriptive statistics. The study found that the publication output level of the respondents in the universities sampled is low; the most used electronic resource are EBSCOHOST, HINARI, Open Access Journal, Open Access Books, AJOL, AGORA and Science Direct. The study also shows that there was no significant relationship between electronic information resources and publication output of librarians though electronic Information had a negative influence on the publication output of librarians. The study therefore recommends that librarians should make good use of electronic information resources which will positively influence publication output.

Keywords: Electronic, Information Resources, Publication Output, Librarians

DOI: 10.7176/IKM/10-4-05

Publication date: June 30th 2020

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