Short communication Assessing the Library Collection of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Library

  • Benson E. Edoka
  • Victoria N. Okafor

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to ascertain the currency of the science and technology titles acquired by the at the University of Nigeria Library, Nsukka. Systematic random sampling was used to select and evaluate titles from the shelf list. The evaluation study showed that majority of books in the sciences were obsolete while technology had more recent books. The study revealed that over 30% of the titles were worn-out and evenly distributed among the subjects. In view of the finding it is recommended that assessment in other subject areas should also be carried out to identify obsolete titles, worn out books, missing titles and mutilated books.

(African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science: 2002 12 (2): 223-228)
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