Journal of Academic Library and Information Science
International Journal of Academic Library and Information Science
Vol. 4(6), pp. 172–179, July, 2016.
Full Length Research
Factors Affecting Preservation of Serial Resources in Francis Sulemanu Idachaba Library University of Agriculture Makurdi
1Ilo, Hajaratu.M, 2Beetseh, Kwaghga and 3Ameh, Rebecca
1Library Department Federal University of Agriculture PMB Makurdi, 2373 Benue State-Nigeria
2Library Department Federal University of Agriculture PMB 2373, Makurdi Benue State Nigeria.
Corresponding author’s E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
3Library Department Federal University of Agriculture PMB Makurdi, 2373 Benue State-Nigeria
Accepted 27 July 2016
The study was
designed to identify the factors affecting preservation of serial
resources in academic libraries in Benue State with particular reference
to University of Agriculture Makurdi. Four objectives were set to
achieve and 4 research questions guided the study. The population for
the study comprised of all 122 staff of University of Agriculture
Makurdi library. There was no sampling for the study since the whole
population of 122 library staff was effectively handled as sample size.
Data was collected and anlysed using mean and standard deviation.
Findings of the study revealed that serial resources have great impact
on students’ academic pursuit. The findings also reveal that there are
types of technology that influence the use of serial resources in
libraries. Similarly, the findings revealed that there are many problems
affecting the use of serial resources in University of Agriculture
Makurdi library. The findings equally revealed the strategies that could
be adapted to minimize the problems of serial resources in University of
Agriculture Makurdi library. The study concluded that serials resources
are one of the most important academic resources used by the University
of Agriculture for teaching and learning process. It was recommended
that the University should ensure regular maintenance of serials
holdings to meet users’ needs in the library environment, provide
assisted serials resources like generator/power plant, electricity
supply, ICT manager, funds, Website, good bandwidth qualitative
computers system and CD-ROMs, to increase the use of online that
influence the use of serial resources, give proper orientation on use of
library should be given to new students on admission and strictly adhere
to punishment of library defaulters to ensure proper use of serial
Cite This Article As: Ilo, HM, Beetseh, K Ameh, R (2016). Factors Affecting Preservation of Serial Resources in Francis Sulemanu Idachaba Library University of Agriculture Makurdi. Inter. J. Acad. Lib. Info. Sci. 4(6): 172-179.