Research on staff perception on the relevance of hardcopy materials and library use in this digital age


OPELE Jacob Kehinde, UNEGBU Vincent E.

This study assessed the value of hardcopy materials and its actual use at the National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM). Structured questionnaire was designed and administered to 75 employees across four departments (Training and Research, Planning and documentation, Technological Innovation and Enterprise Studies, and Finance and Administration Department). Data gathered was analysed using descriptive statistics (percentage distribution) with the aid of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 17. The findings revealed that 97.5% of the employees supported the use of hardcopy materials. It was noted from the findings that employees use of the library has not significantly changed as a result of Internet availability in the institution. The study concluded that newspapers were most in use among the hardcopy materials in the library.

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