Importance Of ICT In Libraries

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1.3 Significance of the Study
ICT has become a critical component of the information generation, processing and dissemination process of the modern academic library. As Academic Libraries across the globe respond to changes in technological developments and the changing needs of its patrons (Parvez, 2011), the use of ICT continues to expand and the need for the library administrators to adopt strategies to ensure effective use and maintenance of ICT facilities cannot be overemphasized. The key objective of this research is to analyse the impact of leadership strategies for ICT adoption in libraries. Through empirical analysis, the study may help to unravel the challenges, such as a lack of institutional regulations, in deploying an ICT infrastructure
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The management of ICT infrastructure is a challenging and underexplored in higher education in Ghana. The study attempts to demonstrate this statement and its implications in order to build collaborative cultures, structures, the organization for success, and connects the nine public universities to their wider environments. Within the limited scope of evidence, the study provides information to support the ability of Information Technology leaders in university libraries in Ghana, to support high expectations for learning outcomes and monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of instructional technology. The outcome of this study outlines the ensemble of pathways needed to manage the technology plan effectively so that staff and students can focus on teaching and learning (Engida, 2011). Furthermore, the findings of the study may be of particular relevance to the work of University administrators, ICT coordinators and leaders in higher education around the world, especially in the developing…show more content…
A quantitative method focuses on frequencies and the amount of data instead of the experience and the meaning of data. This type of data is collected by questionnaires and experiments. This method does not provide description in depth of the issues; it is rather associated with the experimental approach (Guba & Lincoln, 2005). Quantitative research helps to gather objective opinions from participants in a structured way and thus produce hard facts and statistics (Balnaves & Caputi, 2001). This method is selected because it helps to eliminate bias since the researcher works in one of the facilities under
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