EFFORT AND PERFORMANCE EXPECTANCIES AS DETERMINANT OF LIBRARIANS’ USE OF CLOUD COMPUTING TECHNOLOGIES IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES IN SOUTH-WEST NIGERIA
The study investigated effort expectancy and performance expectancy as determinants of librarians’ use of cloud computing technologies in libraries in South-West, Nigeria. The study employed the descriptive correlational research design to study selected academic libraries in South-West region of Nigeria. The study`s population included 259 professional librarians from selected institutions in the region. Due to the manageable size of the population, the total enumeration sampling technique was adopted. A total of 220 valid copies of the questionnaire were retrieved and used for the study, thus, resulting to a response rate of 85%. The data collected were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics and the findings from the study revealed a significant positive relationship exist between effort expectancy and librarians` use of cloud computing technologies in academic libraries in South-west, Nigeria. The study also showed that a significant positive relationship (r = 0.429**; df = 220; P < 0.05) exists between performance expectancy and Librarians` use of cloud computing technologies in academic libraries in South-west, Nigeria. The study, therefore, concluded that cloud computing technologies enhances service delivery in contemporary libraries, as a result, academic libraries in South-West Nigeria must embrace the different cloud-based technologies so as to deliver cutting-edge services in this competitive era.