PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION OF INFORMATION MATERIALS IN SPECIAL LIBRARIES IN NIGERIA
Adeleke, O.; Aina, A. J. and Lateef, E. B.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
This study was carried out to investigate as its major aim the conservation and preservation practices at Chevron Texaco Nigeria Limited, and the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Lagos. A descriptive research design was used for the study. A total population of 60 was considered for the study. Questionnaire, interview and personal observations were the major instruments used for data collection. Data were analyzed using frequency tables and percentages. The study established that the major factor responsible for the deterioration of information materials in these organizations is the poor handling of information materials. Space was observed to be the major problem confronting effective preservation and conservation of information materials. Although this problem was partially solved by transferring documents awaiting retention to the archive. It was therefore recommended among others that there should be training programmes for information handlers/users, and improvement in the storage environment should also be given to priority paramount.