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Automation in Records Management in University Libraries in Nigeria

BA Akporhonor, DO Bozimo

Abstract


The purpose of the study is to investigate the library records automated in the Federal and State university libraries in the south-south zone of Nigeria. The descriptive survey methods using the expost-facto design was employed. The respondents were Federal and State university librarians. Eighty-three (83) copies of questionnaire were administered but seventy-seven were retrieved. Research question was answered using frequency count and simple percentages null hypothesis was formulated and t-test was used for the hypothesis. Finding revealed that Federal university libraries automate their record more and that more of personal record are automated in both Federal and State university libraries and less archival record were automated in both Federal and State university libraries, it was recommended that State university libraries should follow the lead of Federal university libraries by automating their records, this will go a long way to make information retrieval and accessibility easier.



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