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Serial Management in Academic Libraries: Challenges and Prospects in A.I.F.C.E and F.U.T.O Libraries, Owerri, Imo state, Nigeria


Elvis Uchenna Ubochi
Leona Ebere Ekwebelem
Nkechi A. Igbokwe
Obinna Obialor

Abstract

This study investigated the challenges and prospects of serials management in Alvan and Futo libraries Owerri. It was guided with three research questions. A descriptive survey design was used for the study with a population of 10 Librarians. The instrument for data collection was structured questionnaire. Percentages, mean scores and frequency tables were used in analyzing the data. The findings revealed that the serial section is stocked with more outdated journals, newspapers, bulletins, magazine, annual proceedings and monographs but, there are missing gaps. The finding also revealed that facilities and services are provided in serial sections of the libraries, but are inadequate. The paper therefore recommends that the authorities should provide adequate funds for the library to make available relevant, current and adequate serial, facilities and services so as to be able to meet the users’ needs. 

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