Challenges and Prospects of Using Information Communication Technologies (ICTS) among Nigerian Polytechnic Libraries Reference Services

Mamman Salisu Jibia, Conrad M. Mubaraka, Ibrahim Mohammed Jirgi


This study focused on the threats and challenges of using information communication  technologies in reference services of polytechnic libraries was carried out using 600 questionnaires and observation was also used as instrument for data collection , survey method used adapted for this study. The data collected was analyzed using percentages and frequencies, means and standard deviation of the facilities, limited duration of use, denials to information into storage media,  like diskettes and flash drives as some of the major threats and challenges of the optimal utilization of these facilities among the selected polytechnic libraries’ Reference sections, suggestions and recommendations were proffered such as extending the duration of use , working towards generations of funds internally, among others, to check the threats and challenges.

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