Issues, Controversies, and Problems of Cybercafés Located in a University Campus

Issues, Controversies, and Problems of Cybercafés Located in a University Campus

Henrietta O.C. Otokunefor (University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria) and Hudron K. Kari (University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-903-8.ch005
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Abstract

This chapter takes a look at the use of campus cybercafés as a possible solution to the inadequate or lack of Internet facilities in Nigerian university libraries. It argues that campus cybercafés are most likely for now the avenue whereby their faculty, students, researchers, and other members of the university community can have online access to the world’s leading peer-reviewed journals. This is because some of the libraries are yet to have Internet facilities while those that do have, do not have enough to cater for the large population of users. Secondly, these libraries through three or more global initiatives are provided with free online journal access in support of the UN millennium development goals making campus cybercafés partners in the provision of Internet facilities to the university communities in which they are located. The chapter therefore discusses the issues, controversies, and problems of their operations in relation to cyber security in order to know the level of security awareness among their users, identify serious security threats, and to find out the type of anti-virus software used.

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