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SERIALS MANAGEMENT AND UTILIZATION BY ACADEMIC STAFF OF FEDERAL UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES IN NORTH-EAST, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTS

 This research work was designed to examine the serials management and utilization by academic staff of the federal university libraries in North-East, Nigeria. The specific objectives of the study are to determine the method for acquiring serial materials and determine the organization patterns. It is also to determine the staffing, find out the control mechanism of serial collection and determine the extent of utilization of serials resources by academic staff and make recommendations for improvements of serials management and utilization. Seven research questions guided this study. A descriptive survey research design was used for the study. The population of this study comprises all academic staff (lecturers) excluding librarians. The Federal universities in North-East, Nigeria, whose number is put at 2,187. Out of this population 437 representing 5% of the population was sampled. Out of the 437 questionnaire administered 421 were filled and return representing 80% response rate. Statistical tools used for the analysis were frequency counts and mean scores, the major finding of the study is that there are many serial. Collections such as journals, magazines, newspapers, news bulletin, reviews, proceeding, research, memoirs, abstract reports patents among others in the federal university libraries in North-East, Nigeria and that lectures use the serial collection manly for education, teaching and research purpose. A major finding was also that lecturers utilized serial collections more than any other source of information. A number of recommendations were put forward for improvement of serials management and utilization but the most prominent suggestion was that more up-to-date and relevant serials materials like journals should be acquired for the library, and that the library should be properly funded.

Project detailsContents
 
Number of Pages103 pages
Chapter one Introduction
Chapter two Literature review
Chapter three  methodology
Chapter  four  Data analysis
Chapter  five Summary,discussion & recommendations
ReferenceReference
QuestionnaireQuestionnaire
AppendixAppendix
Chapter summary1 to 5 chapters
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