EZEMBA NWABU AND CHUKWUKA DIBIA
SECURITY OF INFORMATION RESOURCES IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA
This study is on security of information resources in academic libraries in Anambra State, Nigeria. The academic libraries in Anambra include both private and public institutions: Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK); Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam; Federal Polytechnic Oko; Paul University, Awka; Mandonna University, Nigeria; Tansian University, Oba; Nwafor Orizu College of Education; Federal College of Education, Umunze; Ananambra State Polytechnic, Mgbakwu. Four research questions and four corresponding objectives were framed for the study. A case study design was adopted for the research. Purposive sampling technique was used to select 35 respondents from a population of 297 staff in all the twelve academic libraries in Anambra State. Semi structured interview guides were used to collect data from respondents, while field notes guide were used to record data in respect of participants’ observation. The data collected using individual interview guides and the field notes guides, which were properly completed, was presented and subjected to qualitative analysis. The steps followed in doing the analysis were documentation, conceptualisation, coding and categorisation, examining relationships and displaying data; and authenticating conclusions. The findings revealed that the common methods of preservation of information resources in academic libraries in Anambra State included repairs, binding and environmental control, whereas digitization and migration were not adopted. It also showed that periodic random checks on users and staff, scheduled patrols, and checking of users IDs, were all in use.
published in Oko Journal of Communication and Information Science
, VOLUME 3 NUMBER 1 FEBRUARY, 2020.
Security, Information, Resources, Academic and Libraries
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