Collection Development in Academic Libraries in Imo State Nigeria: Status Analysis and Way Forward

Chidi C. Nwosu, Adaora J. Udo-Anyanwu, (doi: 10.23953/cloud.ijalis.241)

Abstract


The study was conceived to x-ray the performance of collection development function in five academic libraries in Imo State, Nigeria, in order to determine possible operational flaws and proffer solution. Data were collected from all the one hundred and nine professional and para-professional staff of the libraries using a self-developed questionnaire. Findings of the study include: absence of comprehensive collection development policy, lack of a coordinating unit for collection development activities, low participation of faculty in book selection, inadequate book votes and irregular weeding of stock. Measures addressing the flaws were suggested as a way forward in the discharge of the important function of collection development in the studied libraries.

 


Keywords


Collection Development Policy; Book Selection; Book Acquisition; Nigerian Libraries

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