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Acquisition and Organization of Serials and other Continuing Resources in two Selected University Libraries in Nigeria

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Library and Information Science, Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia, Nasarawa State, NIGERIA
  • 2Department of Library and Information Science, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Abia State, NIGERIA
  • 3University Library, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, NIGERIA

Res. J. Library Sci., Volume 3, Issue (8), Pages 1-6, October,21 (2015)


This study investigated the acquisition and organization of serials and other continuing resources in two universities in North Central zone of Nigeria. It sought to find out the available serials and other continuing resources in the two university libraries, methods of acquisition of serials and other continuing resources in the two university libraries and methods adopted by the two libraries in organizing serials and other continuing resources. A descriptive survey design was used for the study with a population of 11 Serial Librarians. The instrument for data collection was structured questionnaire and observation checklist. Percentages, mean scores and frequency tables were used in analyzing the data. The result obtained from the findings revealed that all the listed serials, which includes Journals, Newspapers, Magazine, Annuals, Memoirs, Proceedings, etc. were all available, while some of continuing resource like Transactions of societies and Monographic series were not available. It was also discovered from the findings that the methods of acquisition include; through purchase, through donation/gift, exchange, consortia and publishing. The study also shows that serials are catalogued, classified and displayed on the rack for use. Conclusion and recommendations were made based on the findings.


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