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Availability and accessibility of special collections in university libraries in South-West, Nigeria

ANYANWU, Glory Ebataivohi and Adebayo, Oyeronke (2013) Availability and accessibility of special collections in university libraries in South-West, Nigeria. Delta Library .Journal, 7 (1&2). pp. 75-83. ISSN 2141-4394

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Abstract

It is believed that availability and accessibility of special collection would encourage utilization irrespective of the medium in which it is presented This study therefore examined the level of availability and accessibility of special collections in university libraries in southwest Nigeria. These Universities include the Lagos State University, University of Lagos and Covenant University Ota. Postgraduate students were sampled because it is perceived that they require these special collections for research effectiveness. The total population for the study was one thousand five hundred and thirty two. The study adopted the descriptive survey method. A random sampling method was used to select three hundred and seven (307) respondents. Simple percentage scores and tables were used to present the output of data. Data was collected through the use of a self-designed questionnaire. Two hundred and two (202) copies of the questionnaire returned and were found usable for this study. The study revealed the availability and accessibility of special collections such as theses and dissertations, journals, Nigeriana, government publications, gazettes, CD-R0\1, maps and atlases and conference proceedings. The accessibility of special collections by postgraduate students in the university libraries was adequate. The special collections were used for research activities. The availability of these special collections and having access to it for utilization has positive influence on research productivity in the university libraries.

Item Type: Article
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: 14 Jul 2017 12:06
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2017 12:06
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/8583

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