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Fee- based Library Services in Nigerian Public Libraries: A Case Study of Rivers State Public Library

Ilo, Promise Ifeoma and ldaerefama, Young Harry and Fufuri, Ibrahim (2016) Fee- based Library Services in Nigerian Public Libraries: A Case Study of Rivers State Public Library. Jewel Journal of Librarianship Gombe State Chapter, 9. pp. 106-111.

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Abstract

The paper examined fee-based and consultancy services rendered in Nigerian public libraries. The poor Condition I?( many public libraries across Nigeria It as made them unattractive for teaming. Adequate fund is vital for the satisfactory running and maintenance of any kind of library. The fundamental principle for satisfactory resources and services is to have sufficient fund. Modern libraries must therefore look inwards in generating internal revenue in order to survive. This paper·· x-rays the major ways by which the Rivers Stale Public Library generates fund. These include sale of library space, information repackaging, consultancy services, and provision of periodicals for litigation among others. The work recommended policy formulation that will give a Legal frame work for fee based services, creating a marketing unit responsible the fee based services and sensitizing potential users a bow the availability of fee-based services in the libraries. These will go along way in promoting fee-based services in public libraries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fee-based services, Nigerian public libraries, Ri vers State Public Library, library Consultancy services.
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2016 15:38
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2016 15:38
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/6126

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