STOCK ACQUISITION IN LIBRARY

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STOCK ACQUISITION IN LIBRARY

ABSTRACT

This research work deals with stock acquisition with a reference to Alex Ekwueme Library, Federal polytechnic, Oko.
Acquisition is a means by which books and non book materials are collected in a library. The librarian glossary  (2001) defined acquisition as a process of acquiring or the department concerned with acquiring for the library. In chapter one of this research study, there are problems militating against stock acquisition in Alex Ekwueme library such as lack of fund to build up the library stock, there is a problem of staffing and inadequacy of reading space and furniture.
Chapter two of this research study deals with literature review which discusses the following headings: acquisition, acquisition policy, library materials/stocks, types of library stocks, methods of acquisition, problems of stock acquisition and selection tools. Chapter three of this research study is research methodology which the research adopted survey research/designs because survey deals with interview and questionnaires.
Chapter four of this research study discusses presentation and analysis of data which were drawn and gathered from the research questions as follows:
i.    What are various methods of acquiring library materials at Alex Ekwueme library?
ii.    Are there procedures of book acquisition in the library
iii.    What are the needs for stock acquisition in academic libraries?
iv.    What types of materials are to be acquired in the library?
Based on the findings, the researcher indicated that the main reason for stock acquisition is for dissemination of information.
Chapter five deals with summary, conclusion, recommendation and suggestion for further study. The researcher recommends that the institution management should not depend on government grant alone but should try to allocate more funds for the acquisition of library stocks/materials.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page                                        i
Approval page                                    ii
Dedication                                        iii
Acknowledgement                                    iv
Abstract                                        v
Table of contents                                     viCHAPTER ONE
1.1    Introduction                                    1
1.2    Statement of problem                            7
1.3    Objectives of the study                            8
1.4    Scope of the study                                8
1.5    Significance of the study                            9
1.6    Research questions                                9
1.7    Definition of terms                                10

CHAPTER TWO

2.0    Literature review                                14
2.1    Concepts of library and its functions                    14
2.2    Acquisition                                    15
2.3    Acquisition policy                                17
2.4    Library materials/stocks                            18
2.5    Types of library stock                            18
2.6    Methods of acquisition                            20
2.7    Problems of acquisition                            22

CHAPTER THREE
3.0    Research methodology                            26
3.1    Research design                                26
3.2    Area of study                                26
3.3    Population                                    27
3.4    Sample and sampling technique                        27
3.5    Treatment procedure                            28
3.6    Validity of instrument                            28
3.7    Distribution and retrieval of the instrument                28
3.8    Data analysis technique                            28

CHAPTER FOUR
4.0    Presentation and analysis of data                    29
4.1    Presentation and data/findings                        29
4.2    Discussion/findings                            32

CHAPTER FIVE 
5.0    Summary, Conclusion, Recommendation, Suggestion        33
5.1    Summary                                    33
5.2    Recommendations                                34
5.3    Conclusion                                     35
5.4    Suggestion for further studies                         36
References                                    37
Appendixes                                    38
Questionnaires                                39

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