A Comparative Study Of Collection Management Practices Of University Of Cape Coast And University Of Education, Winneba Libraries, Ghana

ABSTRACT The study focused on the collection management practices of two academic libraries in Ghana. Both academic institutions are in the Central Region of Ghana and were basically established by the Government of Ghana to train graduate professional teachers for basic and second-cycle schools. The survey method was used to look at the tasks undertaken by library staff to ensure that the intellectual resources of the library are made available to the library patrons. The respondents consisted of; 14 library staff, 117 lecturers and 491 students of the institutions. The technique used for the study was purposive sampling for library staff and convenience sampling for the users of the library. The major findings were that professional librarians and para-professionals were inadequate in as there were only 24%. Few users of the library were involved in the selection process of library materials. Both libraries depended much on donation and purchasing as the major methods of acquisition. Information materials in both libraries were inadequate. Both libraries did not have collection management policy. The two libraries taught information literacy skills as way of promoting the usage of the library. They were both members of the Library Consortium in Ghana. And finally both libraries did not have adequate funding for efficient library services. With the exception of funding, feasible and attainable recommendations were stated of which library managers could adopt for efficient management of the libraries. 

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FILSON, C (2021). A Comparative Study Of Collection Management Practices Of University Of Cape Coast And University Of Education, Winneba Libraries, Ghana. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/a-comparative-study-of-collection-management-practices-of-university-of-cape-coast-and-university-of-education-winneba-libraries-ghana

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FILSON, CHRISTOPHER "A Comparative Study Of Collection Management Practices Of University Of Cape Coast And University Of Education, Winneba Libraries, Ghana" Afribary. Afribary, 06 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/a-comparative-study-of-collection-management-practices-of-university-of-cape-coast-and-university-of-education-winneba-libraries-ghana. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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FILSON, CHRISTOPHER . "A Comparative Study Of Collection Management Practices Of University Of Cape Coast And University Of Education, Winneba Libraries, Ghana". Afribary, Afribary, 06 Apr. 2021. Web. 25 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/a-comparative-study-of-collection-management-practices-of-university-of-cape-coast-and-university-of-education-winneba-libraries-ghana >.

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FILSON, CHRISTOPHER . "A Comparative Study Of Collection Management Practices Of University Of Cape Coast And University Of Education, Winneba Libraries, Ghana" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 25, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/a-comparative-study-of-collection-management-practices-of-university-of-cape-coast-and-university-of-education-winneba-libraries-ghana