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This study is an attempt to find out the extent of awareness and adoption of UNESCO conservation guidelines on restoration practices by university library management in South East Nigeria. The study was guided with two (2) research questions and one (1) hypothesis. A survey research design approach was adopted for the study, with target area on university library management in south east Nigeria. The questionnaire was used as the research instrument for data collection, which was subjected to a reliability test using the cronbach alpha statistics which gave an alpha value of α=0.90. The study found that the extent of awareness of the UNESCO conservation guideline on restoration practices by the university library management in south east universities is significantly high with a pooled mean value of 3.93±0.70. The extent of adoption of the UNESCO conservation guideline on restoration practices by the university library management in south east universities is very low with a pooled mean value of 1.74±0.14.There is a significant difference between university library managenebt’ extent of awareness and extent of adoption of UNESCO restorative practices. It was however recommended that… Government should conduct workshops, seminars and conferences for university library management and staff on the UNESCO Conservation Guidelines to enable them acquire more and balanced knowledge needed in using the UNESCO Conservation Guidelines.
The university should provide an enabling environment to help the university library management and staff work effectively and use the UNESCO Conservation Guidelines in their preservation practices.
There should be adequate funding of conferences and seminars by the government for staff improvement.