Awareness and Use of Institutional Repository for Academic Staff output in Tertiary Institutions (Published)
The paper is on Awareness and Use of Institutional Repository for Academic Staff output in Tertiary Institutions. The use of IRs by academic staff is beneficial to the individual lecturer, library, host institution and society at large. The benefits of IR to individual lecturers include increased dissemination and impact of scholarship, enhanced professional visibility due to broader dissemination and increased use of publications. Others are: storage and access to a wide range of materials, greater security and long-term preservation of materials and the building of a central archive of a researcher’s work. Institutional repositories have been established in academic and research libraries. University based institutional repositories manage, disseminate, and preserve where appropriate, digital materials created by the institution and its community members. The paper discussed awareness, use and benefit of IRs, academic staff attitude towards intellectual work deposit in IRs and challenges of IRs in our academic community. Based on the literature in area of the problems that face academic libraries in Nigeria, the researchers made some recommendations
Use of Electronic Information Security Systems in Double Day Hotel and Complimentary Suites, Owerri, Imo State (Published)
The general purpose of this study is use of electronic information security systems in Double Day Hotel and Complimentary Suites, Owerri, Imo State. The survey design research was used for the study using self constructed and validated questionnaire as an instrument for data collection. The study adopted census method which was used to investigate 44 staff of Double Day Hotel and Complimentary Suites, Owerri, Imo State. Findings showed that staff of Double Day Hotel and Complimentary Suites, Owerri, Imo State have various reasons for the use of electronic information security systems such as effective information service delivery, data/information and system protection and information authenticity/confidentiality. The study recommends that there should be continuous evaluation, review and refinement in the creation of reliable and sustainable security audit traits within electronic information systems and security strategy.
Today, information and communication technology (ICT) is very important in the learning and teaching process at all levels of education. However, in Nigeria the use of ICT is still at its infancy. If the educational system in Nigeria is to match with global requirements, there is need to incorporate the use of ICT that facilitates knowledge acquisition within and beyond the classroom. This paper examines the gap and challenges facing the use of ICT in university education in Nigeria. The study is a descriptive survey that assessed five universities for the most urgent solution. The population of the study was 120 respondents and this is made up of university lecturers and the students. Findings revealed that there is a gap between the university teachers and students and ICT usage in classrooms and many university lecturers and students have to go to commercial cyber cafés in town before they have access to a computer that is internet connected, teachers are faced with some challenges and barriers of availability of facilities which prevent them to employ ICT in the classroom, the solutions proffered include funding, provision of facilities and technical expertise in Nigeria universities.