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Title:Resource sharing among Nigerian university law libraries: a state of the art
Authors:Lawal, Olu Olat
Bassey, Bassey A.ISNI
Ani, Okon E.
Periodical:African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:university libraries
Abstract:This study investigates the state of the art in resource sharing among law libraries in Nigerian universities. A structured questionnaire was designed by the researchers and sent to all the 33 Nigerian universities offering law programmes. Of these, 27 law libraries responded. Simple percentages were used in the analysis of the data collected. The study revealed that every law library acknowledged the need for resource sharing with attendant benefits for the participating libraries; the majority of the libraries often shared resources, while 13 (49.15 percent) of the libraries shared resources rarely. Admittance was ranked first by 24 (88.89 percent) on forms of resource sharing, followed by donation/gift 20 (74.07 percent), while cooperative classification (3.70 percent) was ranked last. Only 6 libraries (22.22 percent) agreed that they had a written policy on resource sharing. Constraints and hindrances to resource sharing in law libraries were identified and the way forward proffered. App., bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]