An Investigative Analysis on the Utilization of the Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL) by Researchers: A Case Study of National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization (NCAM) Library.
Oyeniyi J. Oluwakemi; Olaifa Taye Paul; Uzokwe Chuka Christian; Alu Fredrick; Oyewopo Adewale Oyekunle

This research work seeks to investigate the rate of utilization of electronic library and in particular, The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL) by researchers. While analysing the data in this research work, it was discovered that although 99% of the respondents have heard about TEEAL and the usefulness, only very few of the respondents actually utilize the electronic library. This poor utilization was however linked to several points such as poor power supply, inadequate computer systems in the library and limitations in the accessibility of the library due to working hours. The researchers of this work however discovered that researchers still prefer other means of sourcing research information such as Google search and periodicals, which can be easily accessed via the mobile telephone and related devices.

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