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AN ASSESSMENT OF INTER-LIBRARY LOAN BETWEEN KOGI STATE POLYTECHNIC LIBRARY AND OTHER LIBRARIES

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title page                                                                                

Approval Page                                                                         

Dedication                                                                              

Acknowledgment                                                                    

Abstract                                                                                            

Table of contents                                                                              

CHAPTER ONE

1.1        Background of the Study                                                        

1.2        Statement of the Problem                                              

1.3        Research Questions                                                                

1.4        Purpose of the Study                                                     

1.5        Significance of the Study                                                        

1.6        Scope of the Study                                                                  

1.7        Operational Definition of Terms                          

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

2.1     Preamble                                                                                 

2.2     Concepts of Library and Inter-Library Loan                  

2.3     Aims and Objectives of Inter-Library Loan           

2.4     Types of Inter-Library Loan                                           

2.5     Importance of Inter-Library Loan                         

2.6     Challenges of Inter-Library Loan                                   

CHAPTER THREE

3.1     Historical background of Kogi State Polytechnic Library, Lokoja     

3.2     Research Design                                                           

3.3     Population of the Study                                                

3.4     Research Instrument                                                     

3.5     Sample and Sampling Technique                                  

3.6     Data Collection                                                                       

3.7     Method of Data Analysis                                                         

CHAPTER FOUR: DATA ANALYSIS, INTERPRETATION AND DISCUSSION

4.1     Preamble                                                                                 

4.2     Presentation and Discussion of Result                          

4.3     Summary of Findings                                                   

CHAPTER FIVE: INTRODUCTION, RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION 

5.1     Preamble                                                                                 

5.2     Recommendations                                                                  

5.3     Conclusion                                                                    

References                                                                              

Appendices                                                                             

ABSTRACT

This research work was design to determine the assessment of inter-library loan between Kogi State Polytechnic library and other libraries. The area of study is Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, Kogi state. Research questions were formed to guide the work. Data was gathered through the use of questionnaires; copies were collected and retrieved from the respondents by stating three vital departments in the library: the reader’s service department, the technical department and the administrative department. The data gathered were analysed using table, frequency and percentages. The study found among an assessment of inter-library loan between Kogi State Polytechnic and other libraries. Based on this findings, the study recommended among others that the management should train staffs on how to effectively carryout inter-library loan transaction with other library. Also funds should also be made available to enable the cooperating libraries transport the information resources to its destination.


CHAPTER ONE

1.1       BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

Inter-Library loan is the process by which a borrower in one library obtains the use of books, periodicals, articles, or other library materials from another, sometimes distant library. In inter-library loan in its simplicity one branch of a large public library might borrow a book from the central library for the benefit of a borrower. In either case, the number of steps in each procedure needed expertise of the parties involved, the philosophy as well as the procedure are basically the same. They provide a collection of resources which everyone can use. When a library belongs to a sharing network, more people find the information they want.

(Adomi, 2007). Philosophically, inter-library loan stems out of the premises that no library can be completely self-sufficient in meeting the needs of its customers. It is a dictate of modern librarianship that improving access to information enhances library’s mission. There will always be overworked librarians and underfunded libraries, but the efforts to meet the customer’s need should be made possible. The Economics status of the customer’s should be irrelevant to the level of library of library service. Limits on library service should only be based on the financial and workload realities of the library.

Inter-library loan requires staff, time for patron contact, verification, searching communicating, expediting record keeping, retrieval and returning materials. Inter-library loan removes the limitations of borrower’s location and it thus inherently democratic. Many libraries belong to networks formed for the purpose of facilitating inter-library borrowing. Access to information becomes a matter of not only what one library can purchase, but what subject strengths all participating libraries can provide.

Inter-library loan solves many more problems that it creates, removing barriers to information and knowledge across all level of borrowers. According to Ochai (1992) Inter-library loan transaction involves the following:

The user calls at the reference desk to complete a request form for a work available in another library. The reference librarian contacts the affected library to borrow the work on behalf of his library.

The reference librarian notifies the user that the book is now available for use.

The user visits the reference desk to borrow the book for a specified period of time (for example two (2) weeks). The user returns the book to the reference desk after use and so the book is discharged.

The reference librarian returns the book to the library from which it was originally borrowed. Thus the particular inter-library loan transaction ends.

 

1.2    STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

The use of the polytechnic library is open to only registered staffs and students of the academic community. Access to information is guaranteed all registered members, not all librarians is self-sufficient in meeting the needs of its users. It is as a result of this that the researcher is embarking on the ASSESSMENT OF INTER-LIBRARY LOAN BETWEEN KOGI STATE POLYTECHNIC AND OTHER LIBRARIES.

 

1.3       RESEARCH QUESTIONS

The following research questions are designed for the study.

1.   What are the collections available at Kogi State Polytechnic Library, Lokoja?

2.   Did Kogi State Polytechnic Library Lokoja Operates Inter-library loan system?

3.   Which libraries did Kogi State Polytechnic library Lokoja engage with inter-library loan?

4.   Is the library having an inter-library loan policy?

5.   What are the problems encountered in the operation of inter-library loan?

 

1.4       PURPOSE OF THE STUDY

The study is to assess the inter-library loan between Kogi State Polytechnic library and other libraries specifically the study set not to

1.   Know the collections available in the library of the polytechnic

2.   Know if the Kogi state Polytechnic library operates inter-library loan system.

3.   Know the libraries involved in inter-library loan with Kogi State Polytechnic Library.

4.   To examine if the Kogi State Polytechnic library has inter-library loan policy.

5.   Ascertain the problems encountered in the operation of inter-library loan system.

6.   To analyse the type of inter-library loan system.

 

1.5       SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

The findings of the study will in a number of ways add:

1.   To knowledge

2.   It will help the library management to improve on its collections to meet the needs of its customers if not involved in inter-library loan with other libraries.

3.   The study will also help the library management to make effective decision on the type of library materials to purchase for library use.

4.   The study will reveal the need for inter-library loan system.

This study will stimulate the release of fund for the upgrading of library’s infrastructure to boast inter-library networks.

 

1.6    SCOPE OF THE STUDY

The study will assess the inter-library loan between Kogi State Polytechnic and other libraries. The study will look into the following areas:

          The type of collections the library is having is the library in question operates inter-library loan system? Which libraries do they operate with, is the Kogi State Polytechnic library adopt an inter-library loan policy? And the problem encountered in the operation of inter-library loan.

          The researcher is limited by financial constraints, as a result it is difficult to go round the libraries in other part of the country to assess the level of inter-library loan system in other academic libraries. As a result of this difficulty, the Kogi State Polytechnics is used as a case study.



1.7    OPERATIONAL DEFINITION OF TERMS

Inter-­Library Loan – This process is refer to as the sharing of materials between libraries lend and borrow materials a supply copies to help serve the patrons.

Customers of the Library – This are library users

Collection – This are materials which the library has.

Library – Library is an organised collection of books and other information materials for dissemination of knowledge and information under trained personnel.

Academic Libraries: They are libraries in institution of higher learning like University, Colleges of Education, Colleges of Technology, Polytechnics e.t.c. for imparting knowledge and research.

Public Libraries: These are established for the purpose of serving the generality of the society through tax-support, and they are without bias to sex, age or religion.

School Libraries: These are libraries found in Primary and Secondary Schools to serve the students and the teachers.

Special Libraries: These are libraries established by a particular organisation that specialized in certain production, services or Research, such as Firms, Banks, Professional Association, Government Agencies, research institutes, Media Organization.

National Libraries: These could be said to be special type of public libraries. They are established and maintained by national government for some specialized functions like:

-          Serve as a legal deposit for all publications emanating from the country.

Private Libraries: This type of library is established by an individual and they are more restricted in use than any other library.

The resources of a private library have no limits as it depends on the will and financial status of the owners.

 

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