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Challenges of Managing Research Collections in a Semi-Automated Academic Library in Nigeria

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Library, University of Uyo, NIGERIA

Res. J. Library Sci., Volume 1, Issue (1), Pages 14-19, March,21 (2013)


Academic libraries exist to support the educational goals of their parent institution; one of such roles being to provide assistance to the academic community by organizing relevant scholarly materials and other information sources for availability, usage and maintenance. Limitations in these aspects of information services are sometimes demonstrated in enduring conventional library methods which more often than not are short of modern information applications. Reasons for these are highlighted in this paper alongside other intervening factors. This has been the situation for some libraries in Nigeria, the University of Uyo being a case in point. Incidentally, the University is the fifth preferred in the country in choice of enrollment.


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