Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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The study was conducted to determine the relevance of collection development policies in some private academic libraries in Ghana with Maranatha University College and Ghana Christian University College as the case study. The study adopted a case study design and used a qualitative method in its examinations. A self-designed interview schedule was used to solicit information from the staff in the two libraries. The study participants included two (2) head librarians who are all professionals and four (4) para-professional librarians. The face-to-face interview method was employed as a data collection instrument for this study– content analysis was used to analyse the data. The interviews were audio -taped and then transcribed based on the major themes. The findings indicated that even though both GCUC and MUC have CDPs, the policies have not been reviewed since their inception. Findings also revealed that even though CDPs exist in these libraries it did not feature so much when it comes to acquisition. It was recommended that both MUC and GCUC should make a conscious effort to use the policy to guide acquisitions. It was also recommended that management of the libraries should review the policy on regular basis to keep up with current trends in collection development.



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