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Library Progress(International)( Library Science)(Started in 1981)
eISSN: 2320 317X
pISSN: 0970-1052
Impact Factor: 5.968 (Cosmos)
DOI: 10.5958/2320-317X
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Library Progress(International)( Library Science)(Started in 1981)
Year : 2022, Volume & Issue : LIB PRO. 42(1), JAN-JUN 2022
Page No. : 67-76, Article Type : Original Aticle
Article DOI : 10.5958/2320-317X.2022.00026.5 (Received on 28.10.2021, Revised on 29.04.2022, Accepted on 14.05.2022)

Indexing and Abstracting Services Available in Federal University of Technology, Owerri, with Reference to Information Accessibility by Students

Dr. Pauline Chinasa Iroeze, Dr. Judith Nse, Dr. Doris Obiano, Dr. Francisca Mbagwu
Author’s Affiliation : *Coordinator; bibliographic unit, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria E-mail: paulinechinasa1980@gmail.com **Processing Unit, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria E-mail: nsejudith2004life@gmail.com ***Rare Collections, Federal University of Technology, Owerri. Nigeria ****Coordinator; Embedded library services. E-mail: franciscambagwu@gmail.com

Corresponding Author : Dr. Pauline Chinasa Iroeze, Coordinator; bibliographic unit, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria,
E-Mail:-paulinechinasa1980@gmail.com


Abstract

The study investigated the different types of  indexing and abstracting services available in Federal University of Technology, Owerri: with reference to  information accessibility by students of Federal University Technology, Owerri. The study adopted correlation research design.  The population of the study was 134 staff (professional and para-professional) of Federal University of Technology, Owerri Library. Purposive sampling technique was adopted. The instrument for data collection is researchers made 4-point rating scale that was developed based on the research questions. The instrument was titled “Indexing and Abstracting and Information Accessibility Questionnaire (IAIAQ)”. Out of the 134 copies of the questionnaire distributed, 125 copies representing 94% was duly completed and returned.  The reliability coefficient index yielded 0.981>.71 which showed that the instrument was highly reliable. In analyzing the data collected for the study, the researchers used mean and standard deviation to answer the research questions at the mean criterion of 2.5 while Pearson Product Correlation Coefficient (PPMC) was used to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 significance level. The findings of the study showed that there are no automatic and periodic indexing and abstracting in Federal University of Technology Owerri, Library apart from subject indexing.  The study recommended among others that university management should engage in the training and retraining of library staff for effective library services for students’ access to information.

How to cite this article: Iroeze PC, Nse J, Obiano D, Mbagwu F.  (2022).  Indexing and Abstracting Services Available in Federal University of Technology, Owerri, with Reference to Information Accessibility by Students. Library Progress International, 42(1), 67-76.

 

Keywords

Indexing, Abstracting, Services, Information, Accessibility, Students
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