Communicate: Journal of Library and Information Science

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The Challenges of Records Management in University Libraries in South–South Zone of Nigeria

BA Akporhonor


Records and records management are crucial factors in decision– making process. Inherent in them are some challenges
which often impede effective utilization. The main aim of this paper is to unearth these challenges. The ten federal and state
universities in the South–South zone of Nigeria provided the data and institutional setting. Since the population of the study
(Eighty– three) was small, the whole population rather than a sample was used. The instrument for data collection was a home–made questionnaire. Eighty–copies of the questionnaire
were administered. Off this number seventy–seven (92.77%) were returned. The data was analysed, using frequency count and simple percentages. The findings showed that inadequate
funding was the major challenge

KEYWORDS Records Management – Challenges – Universities – Nigeria

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