Impact of Ict on Cataloguing & Classification of Library Materials; Case Study of Some Chosen University Libraries in South-West Nigeria
Adesoji Adeola ARINOLA, Ganiyu Ojo ADIGUN, Bimbo Olawumi OLADEJI, Olalekan Abraham ADEKUNJO

Purpose This study investigated the impact of ICT on cataloguing and classification of library materials in ten randomly chosen University libraries in Southwestern part of Nigeria Design/ methodology/ approach One hundred and twenty six (126) questionnaires were randomly distributed to library staff working in the cataloguing and classification section within the chosen sample space. The data was analyzed using frequency tables and percentages Findings Result from the study revealed that ICT could bring a lasting relief to the stress of manual classification and cataloguing, which is prone to human error, but are not well utilized due to cost, technical know-how and management issues. Practical implication The paper thus recommends the need for adoption of ICT -oriented cataloguing and classification as it has an impact on cataloguing and classification in areas including ‘Easy & Increased Accessibility’, ‘Cost Effectiveness’, ‘Resource Sharing’, ‘Resource Availability’, ‘Reduced duplication of efforts’, ‘Reliable Storage’ and ‘Accuracy’. Originality/value This paper provides valuable information on the impact of ICT on cataloguing and classification of library materials in some chosen university libraries in south-west Nigeria

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