The use of cybercafe at Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria

Esharenana E. Adomi (Lecturer, Department of Library and Information Science, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria)
Faith Sarah Omodeko (Holds a BLS degree from Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria and is currently on National Youth Service assignment)
Patience Uzezi Otolo (Circulation Librarian at Delta State University Library, Oleh Campus, Delta State, Nigeria)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Publication date: 1 December 2004

Abstract

This study explores the use of the cybercafe at Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. By means of questionnaires, data were collected from 83 users. Findings revealed that a majority of the respondents have not been using the cafe for a long period of time; most of them visit the internet cafe for sending or receiving e‐mail, followed by browsing for academic information; most acquired internet knowledge and skills through practical self‐teaching but a good number of respondents do not spend a long time accessing the net per visit. Yahoo! is the search engine used by most respondents followed by Google. The high cost of internet access is a constraint to a majority of users.

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Adomi, E., Sarah Omodeko, F. and Uzezi Otolo, P. (2004), "The use of cybercafe at Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 22 No. 4, pp. 383-388. https://doi.org/10.1108/07378830410570485

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