STOCK ACQUISITION IN ALEX EKWUEME LIBRARY FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, OKO ANAMBRA STATE

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ABSTRACT

This research work deals with stock acquisition with a reference to Alex Ekwueme Library, Federal polytechnic, Oko.

Acquisition is a means by which books and non book materials are collected in a library. The librarian glossary  (2001) defined acquisition as a process of acquiring or the department concerned with acquiring for the library. In chapter one of this research study, there are problems militating against stock acquisition in Alex Ekwueme library such as lack of fund to build up the library stock, there is a problem of staffing and inadequacy of reading space and furniture.

Chapter two of this research study deals with literature review which discusses the following headings: acquisition, acquisition policy, library materials/stocks, types of library stocks, methods of acquisition, problems of stock acquisition and selection tools. Chapter three of this research study is research methodology which the research adopted survey research/designs because survey deals with interview and questionnaires.

Chapter four of this research study discusses presentation and analysis of data which were drawn and gathered from the research questions as follows:

  1. What are various methods of acquiring library materials at Alex Ekwueme library?
  2. Are there procedures of book acquisition in the library
  • What are the needs for stock acquisition in academic libraries?
  1. What types of materials are to be acquired in the library?

Based on the findings, the researcher indicated that the main reason for stock acquisition is for dissemination of information.

Chapter five deals with summary, conclusion, recommendation and suggestion for further study. The researcher recommends that the institution management should not depend on government grant alone but should try to allocate more funds for the acquisition of library stocks/materials.

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title page                                                                         i

Approval page                                                                  ii

Dedication                                                                               iii

Acknowledgement                                                                    iv

Abstract                                                                           v

Table of contents                                                                     vi

 

CHAPTER ONE

1.1   Introduction                                                                     1

1.2   Statement of problem                                                      7

1.3   Objectives of the study                                                     8

1.4   Scope of the study                                                           8

1.5   Significance of the study                                                  9

1.6   Research questions                                                          9

1.7   Definition of terms                                                           10

 

 

CHAPTER TWO

2.0   Literature review                                                              14

2.1   Concepts of library and its functions                                       14

2.2   Acquisition                                                                      15

2.3   Acquisition policy                                                            17

2.4   Library materials/stocks                                                  18

2.5   Types of library stock                                                       18

2.6   Methods of acquisition                                                    20

2.7   Problems of acquisition                                                   22

CHAPTER THREE

3.0   Research methodology                                                     26

3.1   Research design                                                               26

3.2   Area of study                                                            26

3.3   Population                                                                       27

3.4   Sample and sampling technique                                              27

3.5   Treatment procedure                                                       28

3.6   Validity of instrument                                                      28

3.7   Distribution and retrieval of the instrument                            28

3.8   Data analysis technique                                                  28

 

CHAPTER FOUR

4.0   Presentation and analysis of data                                    29

4.1   Presentation and data/findings                                               29

4.2   Discussion/findings                                                        32

 

CHAPTER FIVE

5.0   Summary, Conclusion, Recommendation, Suggestion             33

5.1   Summary                                                                 33

5.2   Recommendations                                                           34

5.3   Conclusion                                                                      35

5.4   Suggestion for further studies                                          36

References                                                                       37

Appendixes                                                                      38

Questionnaires                                                                39

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