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Resource sharing activities in academic libraries services: result of a survey

Efe Francis Ejedafiru


Although libraries have along tradition of resource sharing, in the past the results have not been meaningful as regards to having enough to share with others. The pervasive state of academic libraries generates a syndrome of insufficiency, and will continue for as long as the so-deemed libraries prefer to conveniently ignore resource sharing. The paper addresses problem and importance of resource sharing. Survey method using questionnaires for collection of data from the three selected academic libraries was adopted. Findings revealed that resource sharing is practice at a very low level coupled with failure of the selected libraries to embrace information communication technology.

Keywords: Resources sharing inter library cooperation, Library Consortium, academic libraries