BAKOLORI JOURNAL OF GENERAL STUDIES

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Murtala, G. M. (2020). THE CHALLENGES ON THE UTILIZATION AND MANAGEMENT OF ICT FACILITIES FOR INFORMATION ACCESS IN KATSINA, SOKOTO, AND ZAMFARA STATES' TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN THE NORTH WESTERN NIGERIA. BAKOLORI JOURNAL OF GENERAL STUDIES, 10, 1-2. https://doi.org/10.xxxx/abcd

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The development of information and communication technology (ICT) has made a huge impact on many aspects of human endeavour. This can be seen not only in the libraries but also in banking, transportation, instructions, and many information centres. Academic libraries have not only chosen, arrange, store, and recover information but also provides linkage, safeguard scholarly materials, gives guidelines, and help their clients in the utilization of its information resources. However, many academic libraries in developing countries like Nigeria have not yet fully applied ICT to its daily operations and services. This study employs a descriptive research method using questionnaires, observations, and personal interviews. The study confirmed that lack of access to information resources, insufficient budgetary help, absence of ICT specialized ability, absence of consistent power supply, and use of second-hand ICT facilities are the major challenge in the utilization and management of ICT facilities. The study suggests that constant acquisition and provision of ICT facilities, steady power supply in the libraries will ensure effective utilization and functioning of ICT facilities.

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