SECURITY OF INFORMATION SOURCES IN LIBRARIES OF GOVERNMENT OWNED POLYTECHNICS IN SOUTH EAST STATES OF NIGERIA
Ogbodo, C. I.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
This study investigated the security of information sources in polytechnic libraries in South East States. This was with the aim of finding out the problems and methods of securing information sources, constraints to security of information sources and strategies for improvement. Four objectives and research questions were formulated to guide the study. The descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. The entire population was studied. The instrument for data collection was a questionnaire tagged security of information sources in Polytechnic Libraries (SISPL) in South East States. Thirty three copies of the questionnaire were distributed and all were recovered. Frequency tables, simple percentages and mean were used to analyse data collected for the study. The result obtained revealed that: the problems of security are theft, mutilation and overdue. The libraries studied did not adopt electronic security method rather they used manual methods to secure their libraries. They had many constraints and they have adopted many strategies for improvement. Based on the findings, it was recommended that a combination of both manual and electronic methods can make the securing of information sources more effective.