Circulation of Library materials to Users
The main service provided by the University of Jos Libraries to users is the circulation of library materials through loans and book reservations.
The University of Jos Library provides training/attachment services to other libraries - academic, special and public in the areas of Application of Information and Communication Technologies in Libraries, Library Automation, Electronic Database Subscription and management. Universities like that of Ibadan , Obafemi Awolowo, Ile Ife, Port Harcourt , etc., are some beneficiaries of these training/attachment services.
LAUNCHING OF OPAC
University of Jos Institutional Repository is an online store for collecting, preserving, and disseminating in digital form the intellectual output of the University of Jos !
The main objectives of Dspace are:
- To create global visibility for the University's scholarly research;
- To collect content in a single location;
- To provide open access to the University research output by self-archiving it;
- To store and preserve other University digital assets, including unpublished literature
(e.g. theses or technical reports).
Electronic/Digital Library services
Apart from the normal hard copy collection, the University Library as mentioned elsewhere subscribes to online electronic resources. This supplements the library hard copy collection. This includes;
- African Digital Library
- The National Academies Press Library
- Nigerian Virtual Library
- Oxford Journals
- Questia - The Online Library of Books and journals
Apart from these databases, the eGranary (http://egranary/) with its over 3,000,000 full-text resources (sites, journals, e-books) adds to the total collection. Some subject librarians from the University Library are involved in content identification and selection for inclusion in subsequent versions.
The University Libraries Instruction is done in three ways: the Use of Library Lectures to fresh undergraduate students of the University; the Advanced Use of Library taught to third and final year undergraduate and postgraduate students respectively; and the Sensitization classes for the final year undergraduate students in Internet and electronic resources search strategies.
The ever changing information environment and the diverse resources obtainable over the Internet, has led to an increasing dependence on these resources, necessitating the development of relevant tutorials. These tutorials help in guiding users towards effective and productive search strategies. One of such tutorials is the Texas Information Literacy Tutorial distributed under the Open Publication License. A link has been created to it for use by patrons of the University of Jos Libraries .