This study was based on the Problems of Books Acquisition in Academic Library. A case study of Imo State University Owerri (IMSU).
The study was also made to find out what roles money play in the acquisition of book in the academic libraries. It also determined the level to which students and lecturers are consulted during selection of books to be acquired in their library through the findings it is observed that academic libraries acquires books through purchases gifts, exchange and inter-library cooperation, while the major sources of acquisition include direct purchase, book vendors from publishers, importation from overseas and donations.
Furthermore, inadequate financial provision to academic libraries has a negative effect on the two libraries studied.
Finally, lecturers should be consulted adequately during selection of books to be acquired by their institutions libraries which will help in the smooth running of acquisition of materials.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of contents
1.0 Introduction/Background of study
1.1 Historical background of Imo State University
1.2 Statement of problems
1.3 Scope/limitation of the study
1.4 Objective of the study
1.5 Research questions
1.6 Significance of the study
1.7 Definition of terms
2.0 Literature review
2.1 Information resources of an academic library
2.2 Factors affecting book acquisition in academic library
2.3 Sources and methods of book acquisition in academic libraries
2.4 Problems of book acquisition in academic libraries
2.5 Solution to book acquisition problems in academic libraries
3.0 Research methodology
3.1 Research instrument
3.2 Population size
3.3 Methods of data analysis
4.0 Analysis and interpretation of data
5.0 Conclusion and recommendation