Utilization of Archival Materials in Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria Nsukka

Onah, Edith Ebere, Sambe, Manasseh Tyungu, Omeje, Charity Ogochukwu


This study examines the utilization of archival materials in Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. By so doing four research questions were formulated to guide the study. The study employed a case study research design. The population of the study was made up of 90 comprising of 10 staff of the special collection division of the library and 80 students who use the special collection resources. Data were collected from users through questionnaire by the researchers.  Data collected were analyzed through frequencies, and percentages. From the result of the study, it was gathered that users access archival resources of the special collection division of Nnamdi Azikwe Library University of Nigeria Nsukka through the library staff. Other ways are through library catalogue and shelf browsing. They made use of archival resources for research purposes, examination and recreational purposes. However, the use of archival resources is hindered by the use of foreign classification methods, poor preservation techniques and inadequate space as the problems of archival resources utilization. The study therefore, the researchers recommended that the library should provide more space and facilities and adopt a uniform classification scheme that will be easy for users to comprehend and have access to the collections.

Keywords: Utilization, Archival Materials.

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