Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version



Achonna, A.U. (2008) .Awareness, Access and Usage of E-Journal Resources of the Library, by the Students of Yaba College of Technology, Yaba –Lagos Nigeria, Samaru Journal of Information Studies, 8, (1) 26-34. Available from http:// www. /viewarticle .php?jid= 335&id= 44510&layout=abstract 06-03-10.

Adekanmbi, A. R., & Boadi, B.Y. (2008). Problems of developing library collections: a study of colleges of education libraries in Botswana. Information Development, 24(4): 275-288.

Aina, L. O. (2004). Library and information science text for Africa. Ibadan: Third World Information Services Ltd., pp. 339, 279.

Akhtar, H. Krishna, K. (2006). Use, collection and services of IIRS Library: a survey. In Bandyopadhya SS et al. Eds. Proceedings of National Conference on Information Management in Digital Libraries (NCIMDiL-Central Library I.I.T., Kharagpur, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Annual Report 2007-08. IIT, Delhi, 643-646.

Akin, A. O. & Ajayi, P. O. (2008) Students’ utilization of academic libraries in Nigeria: A case study of Federal University of Technology, Akure between year 2001-2005. Asian Journal of Information Technology 7(5):172-174

Bamigboye, O. B. (2010). Evaluation of library services delivery in Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria. Library Management, 28 ( 3), 152 – 162.

Bernard, J. (2012). Perfecting Your Research Work. London: Unique Press

Bhatti, Rubina, (2013).Pervasiveness and Purposes of Library Usage by LIS Students at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur.Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal).Paper 940.

Chamini, G. 2010. Students’ usage of an academic library: a user survey conducted at the main library University of Peradeniya.Journal of the University Librarians’ Association of Sri Lanka. 14(1): 43-60.

Chaputula, A., & Boadi, B.Y. (2010). Funding for collection development activities at Chancellor College Library, University of Malawi. Collection Building, 29(4), 142-147.

Cheboi, B. (2006;2001). Funding Patterns and their Effects on Quality of Higher Education in Kenya. Presented at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, 6th Nonember.

Evans, G. E. (2000). Developing library and information center collections. Greenwood Village, CO: Libraries Unlimited Press.

Fourie, J. A. (2001). Collection management and development: Only study guide for AIS305-P. Pretoria: University of South Africa.

Iwhiwhu, B. E., & Okorodudu, P. O. (2012). Public Library Information Resources, Facilities

and Services: Users Satisfaction with Edo State Central Library, Benin City, Nigeria. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal), Available at http://digita lcommons.unl. edu/libphilprac/747

Johnson, P. (2009). Fundamentals of collection development and management. Chicago: American Library Association.

Kanyengo, C.M. (2009) Meeting collection development needs in resource poor settings:

the University of Zambia Medical Library experience, Collection Building,(1)26-30.

Kassim, N. A. (2009). Evaluating Users’ Satisfaction on Academic Library Performance. Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science,14(2), 101-115

Kavulya, J.M. (2006), “Trends in funding of university libraries in Kenya: a survey, The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances,19 (1) 22-30.

Kissiedu, C. O. (2009). Ghana Universities case study: The Libraries of the Public Sector Universities of Ghana. (Unpublished). 25-89.

Lamptey, F. O. (2011). Challenges of Collection Management Practices in Polytechnics in Ghana. (Unpublished MPhil dissertation, Department of Information Studies, University of Ghana,Legon .

Mapulanga, P. (2011) Effects of budgeting and funding on the provision of library and

information services in the University of Malawi Libraries, Performance Measurement

and Metrics,12 (3) 172-182.

Mundt, S. & Awar (2003). Benchmarking user satisfaction in academic libraries. Library and Information Research. 27(7), 38-46.

Naidoo, V. (2002). Organizational culture and sub- culture influences on the implementation and outcomes of aspects on internal quality assurance initiates. http//

Odini, C. (1994). Collection development: the experience of Kenya Polytechnic library. Library Management. 15(4). 12-16.

Ogbonna,I (2000). Appreciating the Library-2nd ed.,Enugu:Computer Edge.

Okiy, R. B. (2000). Assessing students and faculty use of academic libraries in Nigeria:The study of Delta State University Abraka. Frontiers of Information and Information Science

1(1), 65-75.

Oyesiku, F. A., & Oduwole, A. A. (2004). Use of an academic library: A survey on the Olabisi Onabanjo University Libraries. Lagos Journal of Library and Information Science, 2(2), 96-101.

Onuoha, U.D, & Subair M. O. 2013. Undergraduate’s use of libraries in Federal Universities in South-West, Nigeria. IOSR Journal of Research & Method in Education 3(5):12-17.

Rehman, S. U., Shafique, F., & Mahmood, K. (2011). A Survey of User Perception and

Satisfaction with Reference Services in University Libraries of Punjab. Library Philosophy and Practice. (e-journal)

Ritterbush, J. (2009). The Impact of New Student Housing on Library Usage: A Case

Study. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 35(4), 360-366.

Singh, S.P. (2004). Collection Management in the electronic environment. The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances, 17(2),55-60.

Tella, A., Owolabi, K. A., & Attama, R. O. (2009). Student Use of the Library: A Case Study at Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, Nigeria, Chinese Librarianship: An International Electronic Journal, 28. URL:

World Bank (2000). Higher Education in Developing Countries: Peril and Promise. Washington D.C: World Bank.


The focus of this study was on collection development practices at Valley View University (VVU) Library in Ghana. The study was set out to find out if there exists a collection development policy at VVU library. The population of the study was stratified into two main categories namely users of the library and the library staff .In selecting the students, simple random sampling technique was employed to select the students from four departments out of seven. The total population for both library staff and faculty members were used. Therefore sample size for the study was three hundred and two (302) made up of 210 students, 74 faculty members and 18 library staff. Data for the study was collected through questionnaires. The SPSS was used to analyze the questionnaire. The findings of this study indicated that VVU library stock both print and non-print materials for their users.



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.