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AVAILABILITY AND

ACCESSIBILITY OF INFORMATION
RESOURCES BY STUDENTS IN
TERTIARY INSTITUTION
A CASE STUDY OF FEDERAL
POLYTECHNIC NEKEDE OWERRI
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page i
Certification page ii
Dedication iii
Acknowledgment iv
Abstract v
Table of content vi
CHAPTER ONE
Introduction/ background 1
Statement of the problem 3
Significance of the stud !
"b#ective of the stud 3
Scope of the stud !
CHAPTER TWO
$iterature %eview &'1(
CHAPTER THREE
)ethodolog 11'13
CHAPTER FOUR
*indings and discussion 1+',1
CHAPTER FIVE
Summar and recommendations ,,',&
-ibliograph ,.
Appendi/ ,0
1uestionnaires ,2'3(
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CHAPTER ONE
1.0 INTRODUCTION
The effect of any organizations operations
depends, to a large extent on irritability,
management and accessibility of relevant
information. Every organization needs information
and records that are vital for it operations. These
records are of two kinds. The entire which are
needed to conduct the day activities, and the
erective, which must be filled and retained for or
definite number of years are specified by how or
organizational poly.
1.1 HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE CASE STUDY
The Federal olytechnic !ekede "werri was
initially established as the college of Technology
"werri by Edict !o. #$ dated #
st
%pril #&'(. in #&('
, it was renamed the olytechnic by )mo *tate
+overnment. The )nstitution was taken over by the
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Federal +overnment in %pril #&&, and is now
governed by Federal -olytechnic %ct. The
)nstitution is .ocated in !ekede about /0m from the
metropolitan capital of )mo *tate, "werri. The
campus comprises of 1. ( lectures of land.
The permanent site of the .ibrary is opposite
the famous )mo lecture 2all 3*chool of 1usiness4.
The current building was completed in the year 5666
and commenced services to public in 566#.
The Federal olytechnic !ekede .ibrary has
different sections which include7 the technical
section 3ac8uisition, classifying and cataloguing4
circulation section, %dministration leaders
service, serial section and the andio9visual
section. )t also has the reprographic section which
has different machines for the reproduction of
.ibrary materials. The library users the library of
congress classification scheme which has mixed
notation.
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The olytechnic .ibrary stores, a collection of
materials relevant to student of the institution
teaching and non9teaching staff and people living
around !ekede who are carrying out research.
resently, the .ibrary has about ,( staffs.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
This study is seeking answer to the following
8uestion.
i. :hat are the available resources in Federal
olytechnic .ibrary;
ii. :hat is the procedure for making the
resources available its user;
iii.:hat are the problems encountered by users
in drying to have access to information
resources;
iv. :hat are the problems encountered in
accessing the information resources;
1.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
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The ob<ectives of the study are to7
#. =etermine the various types of information
resources available in the .ibrary.
5. To find out the various forms of information
resources in Federal olytechnic !ekede
.ibrary.
,. To what extent can the Federal olytechnic
!ekede .ibrary improve on the accessibly and
availability of information resources to its
users.
>. roffer recommendation and suggestion on how
the problem could be remedied.
1.4 RESEARCH QUESTION
a. To what extent can the Federal olytechnic
!ekede .ibrary improve on the availability and
accessibility of information resources to its
users;
b. :hat are the available materials in the Federal
olytechnic !ekede .ibrary;
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c. :hat do you understand by availability and
accessibility of information resources;
d. :hat is information;
1. SCOPE AND LIMITATION OF THE STUDY
This study is limited to Federal olytechnic
!ekede .ibrary. )t focused is on the availability
and accessibility of information resources of the
Federal olytechnic !ekede .ibrary, in achieving
the aims and ob<ectives of the student. )t covers
all the direct services to users. 2owever, the
availability and accessibility of information
resources, which are the services to users, have
been manifested.
1.! SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The study is essential because it is hoped to
provide an
)n sight into availability and accessibility of
information
resources of Federal olytechnic !ekede .ibrary
3"werri4.
1." OPERATIONAL DEFINITION OF TERMS
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1elow is the definition of the contextual use
of terms in
The study
i. Availability: - )s information the .ibrary
has in stock that is ready for use.
ii. Information:- The collection of processed
data for easy retrieval
iii.Accessibility: - ermission or opportunity
to use a document.

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