APPLICATION OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) IN TECHNICAL SERVICES OF POLYTECHNIC LIBRARIES IN NIGERIA

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABSTRACT………………………………………………………………………………………vi
LIST OF TABLES………………………………………………………………………………xiii
LIST OF FIGURES……………………………………………………………………………..xiv
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background to the Study…………………………………………………………………..1
1.1.1 Concept and impact of ICT in Technical Services in Libraries……………………………3
1.1.2 Information and Communication Technologies in Libraries…………………………….5
1.1.3 Technical Services Processes in Libraries ………………………………………………..7
1.2 Statement of the Problem…………………………………………………………………10
1.3 Research Questions………………………………………………………………………12
1.4 Objectives of the Study…………………………………………………………………..12
1.5 Significance of the Study…………………………………………………………………13
1.6 Scope and Limitation of the Study……………………………………………………….14
1.7 Operational Definition of Terms ………………………………………………………….15
References………………………………………………………………………………………..16
CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
2.1 Introduction ………………………………………………………………………………17
2.2 Concept of Technical Services…………………………………………………………..17
2.3 Technical Services Administration ……………………………………………………..19
2.4 Structure of Technical Services within the Library………………………………………20
2.5 Planning in Technical Services …………………………………………………………21
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2.5.1 Personnel Management…………………………………………………………………..22
2.5.2 Staff Patterns……………………………………………………………………………..22
2.5.3 Organizational Structure…………………………………………………………………23
2.6 ICT in Technical Services………………………………………………………………..25
2.7 Technical Services in Nigerian Academic Libraries ……………………………………26
2.8 Areas of ICT Application in Technical Services in Academic Libraries ……………….29
2.9 Information Resources Organization……………………………………………………..30
2.10 Library Application Software ……………………………………………………………30
2.10.1 Alice for Windows……………………………………………………………………….32
2.10.2 Liberty 3………………………………………………………………………………….32
2.10.3 X-LIB…………………………………………………………………………………….33
2.11 Function of Metadata ……………………………………………………………………34
2.12 Major Bibliographic Classification Scheme Used in Academic Library……………….34
2.13 Information Resources Organization and Access to Information in
Libraries…………………………………………………………………………..………………36
2.14 Retrieval of Information………………………………………………………………………..37
2.15 Internet and the Library………………………………………………………………………..39
2.16 Internet Application and Access…………………………………………………………………40
2.17 Automation and Implementation in Nigerian Academic Libraries ………………………………40
2.18 Acquisition in Libraries…………………………………………………………………………43
2.19 Budgeting for Technical Services in Library……………………………………………………45
2.20 Serials Control………..………………………………………………………………….46
2.21 Security and Preservation of Resources………………………………………………….47
2.22 Summary of the Review………………………………………………………………….48
References………………………………………………………………………………………..50
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CHAPTER THREE
METHODOLOGY
3.1 Introduction………………………………………………………………………………56
3.2 Research Methodology Adopted for the Study………………………………………….56
3.3 Population of the Study…………………………………………………………………..56
3.4 Sample and Sampling Techniques……………………………………………………….57
3.5 Instrument for Data Collection…………………………………………………………..58
3.5.1 Questionnaire…………………………………………………………………………….59
3.5.2 Interview…………………………………………………………………………………59
3.5.3 Observation………………………………………………………………………………59
3.6 Validity of Research Instruments………………………………………………………..60
3.7 Procedure for Data Collection…………………………………………………………….60
3.8 Procedure for Data Analysts……………………………………………………………..60
References………………………………………………………………………………………..61
CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS
4.1 Introduction………………………………………………………………………………62
4.2 Response Rate……………………………………………………………………………62
4.3 Data Presentation and Discussion………………………………………………………..63
4.3.1 Types of ICT Facilities Available in Technical Services Sections of Nigerian Polytechnic
Libraries………………………………………………………………………………….64
4.3.2 Extent of Availability of ICT Facilities in Technical Services Sections of Nigerian
Polytechnic Libraries…………………………………………………………………….69
4.3.3 Application of ICT in Routine Operations in Technical Services Sections of Nigerian
Polytechnics Libraries……………………………………………………………………72
4.3.4 Extent of the Relevance Of ICT In Executing Routine Task in Technical Services
Sections of Nigerian Polytechnics Libraries……………………………………………75
4.3.5 Extent of Effects of ICT in Stock Management in Nigerian Polytechnic Libraries……..77
4.3.6 ICT Tools Used by Polytechnic Libraries in Nigeria for Acquisition of Information
Resources…………………………………………………………………………………79
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4.3.7 Types ICT Tools Used by Polytechnic Libraries in Nigeria for Cataloguing and
Classification…………………………………………………………………………….81
4.3.8 Effects of Application of ICT in Cataloguing and Classification in Polytechnic Libraries
in Nigeria……………………………………………………………………………….83
4.3.9 ICT Tools Used by Polytechnic Libraries in Nigeria to Facilitate Access to the
Resources and Services of their Libraries………………………………………………84
4.3.10 Methods by which Application of ICT in Technical Services Enhance Access to
Resources and Services in Polytechnic Libraries in Nigeria ……………………………86
4.2.11 Level of ICT Skills among the Staff in Technical Services Sections of Nigerian
Polytechnic Libraries…………………………………………………………………….87
4.2.12 Effects of Application of ICT on Library Services in Polytechnic Libraries in Nigeria…89
References………………………………………………………………………………………..92
CHAPTER FIVE
SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS, CONCLUSION, AND RECOMMENDATIONS
5.1 Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………..93
5.2 Summary of the Study……………………………………………………………………93
5.3 Summary of the Major Findings…………………………………………………………93
5.4 Conclusion……………………………………………………………………………….97
5.5 Recommendations……………………………………………………………………….99
5.6 Suggestions for Further Study…………………………………………………………101
Bibliography……………………………………………………………………………………102
Appendix 1: Questionnaire……………………………………………………………………………………….109

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