Acquisition of Serial Publications in Academic Libraries in Zamfara State
Serial publications in academic contribute immensely to the fundamental of teaching, learning, leisure and research as well as community development. The study was conducted to investigate Acquisition as well as problems associated with acquisition of Serial Publications in Academic Libraries in Zamfara State. The study was carried out specifically to find out the procedure used in acquisition, sources as well as problems associated with the acquisition of serial publications. Quantitative research method was used for the study. The population of the study was thirty five (35) serial librarians in nine (9) academic libraries. The findings reveal among others that; There is the need to form a standard selection team which will constitutes different members such as Academic staff, students and some members of the faculty so that needed serial can be brought in to the section. The management should make sure that, adequate funding of serial section is made , and there is the need for transparency in funding of serial section so that, the librarians knows the amount stated in the purchased of serial publications. Management of the libraries should formulate a standard device which will carter for the problems faced by the librarians in the process of purchasing the needed serial publications.
Keywords – Acquisition, Serial Publications, Serial Librarians, Academic Libraries.
DOI : 10.26761/IJRLS.6.2.2020.1314 DOI URL: https://doi.org/10.26761/ijrls.6.2.2020.1314
Cite This Article As: Ingawa, A.I. & . Lawal, M.T. (2020). Acquisition of Serial Publications in Academic Libraries in Zamfara State. International Journal of Research in Library Science (IJRLS), 6(2) 101-108. www.ijrls.in
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