Stock Evaluation: A Predictor for Effective Management of University Library Resources

  • Emmanuel Owushi Law Library, Faculty of Law, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Keywords: Stock evaluation, university libraries, library resources, collection development

Abstract

The study investigated stock evaluation of resources in academic libraries. The population consisted of all librarians in three universities in Nigeria, University of Port Harcourt, University of Ibadan, and University of Benin. Using convenient sampling method all 69 respondents were chosen as sample. The instrument for data collection was self-designed. Data were analyzed using the mean score, independent t-test, and analysis of variance (ANOVA). The findings show that library resources are adequate and currency. The resources are useful, relevant, and have a wide scope of coverage but lack in-depth coverage. Improper funding, facilities, and inadequate requisite skills are among the challenges facing stock evaluation. The study suggested means to ameliorating the identified challenges and amongst all recommended that efforts should be made by the Nigerian university libraries to put in place adequate facilities, funding, and equipment to facilitate stock evaluation

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Published
2020-12-21
How to Cite
Owushi, E. (2020). Stock Evaluation: A Predictor for Effective Management of University Library Resources. International Journal of Information Management Sciences, 4(1), 21-29. https://doi.org/10.1234/ijims.v4i1.70