Collection Development Policy of E-Resources in Nigeria Libraries: Certified Librarians Perception

Sambo, Atanda Saliu, Abu-udenyi, Hamsetu, Enite Anita Urhefe, Musa Dumbari Yakubu


Recently certified librarians are revolutionizing the library profession by collaborating with peers and colleagues from all ages to make things happen. This paper investigates certified librarians perception on collection development policy of e-resources in Nigeria libraries. The design of the study is cross sectional survey and the population consists of 364, 1st Conference of Certified Librarians by Librarians’ Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN)  held in 2014.The instrument used to generate data is the questionnaire and the data generated was analyzed using frequency, bar charts, tables, percentages and mean. The outcome of the study reveals that many libraries do not have a written e-collection development policy; a committee for planning and evaluation of e-collection management; and no e- collection selection criteria. This situation can be traced to the poor knowledge and skill of librarians on e-resource management. Training and retraining of librarians on e-resources collection management, formulation and development of e-resources policy, the constitution of e-resources management committee among others were recommended.

Key words: collection development, collection development policy, e-resources, Certified Librarians perception, Libraries

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