Sokoine University of Agriculture

Usage of Sokoine University of Agriculture Institutional Repository among academic staff at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science in Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Mnzava, E. E.
dc.contributor.author Chirwa, M. N.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-26T09:52:19Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-26T09:52:19Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/2657
dc.description Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication 2018 en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose – This study aims to investigate the use of Sokoine University of Agriculture Institutional Repository (SUAIR) among academic staff at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science (CVBMS). Specifically, the study looked at awareness of, attitude, self-archiving and challenges the academic staff face when using SUAIR. Design/methodology/approach – The study used survey method. The data were collected using selfadministered questionnaire with the results analysed using descriptive statistics. Findings – The study found that although there was more than one source of raising awareness on SUAIR, the university’s library, the internet and meetings were the major sources. Majority of the respondents were not aware of how to deposit their scholarly output in the institutional repository. As a result, the majority of academic staff had never deposited their scholarly work in SUAIR. Generally, the respondents had a positive attitude towards using SUAIR. Apart from lack of skills and knowledge on how to deposit research outputs, the study established that lack of time, fear of plagiarism and lack of awareness of existence of the SUAIR were significant barriers to the effective utilisation of SUAIR. Originality/value – This is the first time such a study has been undertaken focussing on the use, awareness and attitude of SUAIR in Tanzania. As such, the study findings can be used to assess the attitude of academic staff at Sokoine University of Agriculture and other universities in Tanzania and Sub-Saharan Africa with similar operational characteristics. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Emerald Publishing Limited en_US
dc.subject Academic libraries en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.subject Information services en_US
dc.subject Academic staff en_US
dc.subject Institutional repositories en_US
dc.subject Open access resources en_US
dc.title Usage of Sokoine University of Agriculture Institutional Repository among academic staff at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science in Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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