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Nigerian Academic Libraries and Collection Development: A Case Study of Olabisi Onabanjo University

Library Herald Year : 2004, Volume : 42, Issue : 2 First page : ( 87) Last page : ( 93) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Nigerian Academic Libraries and Collection Development: A Case Study of Olabisi Onabanjo University Library Nigeria

Omagbemi C O1, Readers’ Services Librarian, Ogunbote K O2, Acquisitions Librarian, Adekunmisi S R3, Serials Librarian 1Olabisi Onabanjo University Library, PMB 2002, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria. 2Olabisi Onabanjo University Library, PMB 2002, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria. 3Olabisi Onabanjo University Library, PMB 2002, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria.

Abstract The paper assesses the collections of Olabisi Onabanjo University Library using the projections by the University Planning Committee, the take off stock and the present collections. The present state of the library collection has not been able to meet up with the initial projections, as well as the CULNU guidelines. It identifies inadequate funding and geometrical increase in students intake as major problems. It stresses the fact that the Olabisi Onabanjo University's issue is not an isolated one as various reports and studies have revealed similar situation in other Nigerian Universities using the Nigerian, African and United Kingdom average on collection as yardstick.


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