The work discusses the management of newspapers in Nigerian university libraries with reference to the Library of the Federal University of Technology Owerri. It notes that newspapers are acquired by subscription through a well-established vendor or directly from the publishers. Political, economic, social and intellectual problems hinder the continuous subscription of newspapers. The processing of newspaper involves stamping and recording using standard forms and registers or loose sheets. Such processing requires adequate work surface. Newspapers are made available for use on display racks or newspaper folders while articles are located using in-housed developed indexes. The preservation of newspapers poses some problems due to the brittle nature of the newsprint, which make it amenable to decay. The use of microfilms for preservation is not made in FUTO library. A new trend of management is expected with the availability of newspaper information on the Internet and CD-ROM.
- Newspaper management,
- FUTO Library
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