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Organization, Preservation and Conservation of Library Materials: A Case Study of Lagos State University Library, Ojo-Lagos (Published)

Basically, since the main purpose of every library is to collect, organize, preserve, conserve and provide knowledge and information materials available to users, hence the researchers decides to examined and understudy the trends in collection development department and how information resources are preserved in Lagos State University Library, Ojo-Lagos. This study revealed that the collection development in library helps in conserving information resources in order to reflect the library mission which is collect, organize, preserve, conserve. Also, this study recommended that policies in collection development should be given serious consideration in the building library collections. Therefore, there is need for tertiary institutions especially Lagos State University to provide adequate funding for resources and maintain a good and up-to-date maintenance ethics for better preservation and  conservation of the information resources.

Citation: Makinde Omawumi O., Monu John Oluwaseyi,  Okusaga, Tajudeen and Ekeh, Esther Motunrayo (2022)   Organization, Preservation and Conservation of Library Materials: A Case Study of Lagos State University Library, Ojo-Lagos, International Journal of Library and Information Science Studies, Vol.8, No.1, pp.19-32

Keywords: Conservation, Information resources, collection development, university libraries

Maintenance Culture in Academic Libraries of Universities in South West, Nigeria (Published)

This study explored maintenance culture in academic libraries of universities in south west, Nigeria by taking a cursory look at Lagos State University Library, Ekiti State University Library, Ado – Ekiti and Olusegun Oke Library of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso as case studies. Related literatures were reviewed on sub heading that concerns the subject matter. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. Fifty (50) questionnaires were distributed to each of the university library sampled for the study making a total of One Hundred and Fifty questionnaires (150) in all. Out of this One – Hundred and Twenty Eight (128) were returned valid. Four point Lickert scale was used to elicit responses and data collected analysed using frequency count and percentages (%). The findings of the research work indicated some causes of deterioration of library materials in south west Nigeria which are characterized by high temperature and humidity, natural ageing, mutilation by users, insect activities among others. Some of the maintenance practices identified in the course of the work as being practiced were careful removal of documents from shelves, binding of torn books, fumigation, photocopying, digitization, mounting of securities to check delinquencies among others. It was revealed that there were lack of constant training and retraining for staff on preservation, no preservation policies, inadequate funding, lack of functional library equipments for preservation and conservation among others. Based on the findings, the study recommended the following: working policies should be formulated on maintenance, training should be organized, open communication should be established between library management and university community, equipment on preservation and conservation of library materials should be procured.

Keywords: Academic Libraries, Conservation, Deterioration, Maintenance, Maintenance Culture, Nigeria, Preservation, South-west, Universities

Some Considerations on the Rearrangement of a Construction Archive (Published)

The construction archives as a tool to analyze and reflect on the theme relating to the conservation and valuation systems of a documentary complex  in its dual significance as a site of cultural heritage and an active repository, serving an institutional purpose of managing the University building patrimony

Keywords: Archives, Conservation, Documents

Preservation and Conservation of Library Materials in University Libraries in South-West, Nigeria (Published)

Libraries in third world countries despite the constraints of finance confronting them still make huge investment on acquisition of library resources. Deterioration of library resources has been one of the greatest challenges plaguing the libraries. In order to savage these library resources and the libraries from a colossal loss of her heritage, this study examines preservation and conservation of library materials in university libraries in South-West, Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. A total enumeration technique was used for selecting 308 respondents for the study. Questionnaire was used for data collection and was analyzed using descriptive statistics. The findings revealed that library security is the most used measure of preservation and conservation practices. Dust and particulate matter are the greatest causes of deterioration to library materials. The finding further revealed that dusting, cleaning and proper shelving are the major techniques adopted by the libraries. The study concluded that lack of proper preservation and conservation practices in the universities are the cause of resource loss and deterioration. Therefore, the study recommended that libraries should deploy modern preservation and conservation tools such as technologically enabled ICT devices which will aid adequate storage and enhance the durability and longevity of information materials in the libraries.

Keywords: Conservation, Libraries, Preservation, Universities. South-West

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