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Title: Adequacy of academic journals in Nigerian University Libraries during economic gloom: the Kenneth Dike Library experience
Authors: Ola, C. O.
Adeyemi, B. M.
Keywords: Academic Jourrnals
Academic libraries
Kenneth Dike Library
Economic gloom
Issue Date: Dec-2000
Publisher: Department of Educational Management, University of Ibadan
Abstract: This paper discussed the adequacy of academic journals in Nigerian university libraries during economic gloom using the Kenneth Dike library (KDL) experience. It addresses the problem by looking specifically at the library allocations for books and journals from 1981/82 to 1989/90 session as well as the number of journal titles acquired annually vis-a-vis the number of registered readers in the library during the period. It was discovered that the library could no longer effectively support academic activities. As the number of registered readers increased, the number of journals acquired decreased. The library could hardly afford to maintain subscription in existing journals not to mention adding new titles to the collection. It is therefore advocated that priority journals should be given first attention when allocating funds. University library administrators should evolve co- operative acquisitions. Avenues of getting aid from international organisations should be explored while the opportunities presented by Internet should be utilized to enhance document delivery.
ISSN: 0795-0065
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