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dc.contributor.advisorPeter Wamaeen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKamau Mainaen_US
dc.contributor.authorAhmed, Adamu
dc.contributor.authorAbu
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-01T11:14:38Z
dc.date.available2024-02-01T11:14:38Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.identifier.urihttps://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/27385
dc.descriptionA Thesis Submitted in Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Information Science) in the School of Pure and Applied Sciences of Kenyatta Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractABSTRACT The patron-driven acquisition (PDA) framework is an evolving method of acquisition in the area of collection development that supports academic libraries in developing vast collections of content that will meet patrons' needs. Evidence indicates that the existing collections of selected universities in Nigeria do not meet users' needs due to a lack of updated print materials, high subscription costs, and a low budget. Therefore, the purpose of the study is to determine the level of preparedness for the adoption of the patron-driven acquisition (PDA) framework in selected Federal University libraries in Nigeria. The objectives of the study are to establish whether graduate students' information needs are fulfilled, identify the existing acquisition method, assess library staff preparedness, and assess technical and library management preparedness for the adoption of the PDA framework in selected federal university libraries in Nigeria. The study is based on the theory of organisational readiness for change, and a descriptive survey design was adopted. The total population of the study is 14,365, and a sample size of 599 was determined using Krejcie and Morgan's sample size determination table for a population of 15,000. Of the 599 sample size, 4 were university librarians, 217 were library staff, and 378 were graduate students. Simple random sampling techniques were used for selecting graduate students and library staff due to the large number of their populations. Descriptive statistical analysis was used to analyse the data obtained from the quantitative method, which is presented in tables and figures. Data from interviews is presented in terms of themes, policy frameworks, and funding. The study revealed that graduate students' demand for information was low, mostly for academic activities, except for citing and citation management. The use of electronic resources was more prevalent than print among students, although satisfaction derived from both resources was less than 60%, which may not fulfil their information needs. The existing acquisition method showed that the use of other acquisition methods, such as interlibrary loans, usage-based subscriptions, and consortia, which are components of PDA, is low, implying that the studied university libraries have yet to adopt PDA. In terms of preparedness, the findings showed that library staffs have a high level of awareness and basic knowledge of the PDA method, although they seem to lack the skills required to carry out key PDA activities. The studied libraries were prepared in terms of ICT infrastructures, except for Uniagric and Futminna, which lacked internet connections. Most staffs were not trained on critical areas of the PDA method, and library management was not prepared to adopt the PDA method due to a lack of active use of collection development policies, which contain key processes of the PDA method, and a continued decline in funding. This has affected the acquisition of critical infrastructure and the training of staff towards the adoption of the PDA method. The study concludes that the low usage of electronic resources at Futminna could be attributed to a lack of access to relevant information resources due to insufficient subscriptions to databases. The low usage of print in the rest of the selected universities will also limit students' access to relevant materials that are only available in print, reflecting the reasons for graduate students' needs not being fulfilled. Therefore, the study recommends the full adoption of the PDA approach to fulfil users' immediate needs. Once this recommendation is addressed, the adoption of the PDA approach will fulfil users' needs and provide a return on investment for the selected Nigerian university libraries.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.subjectPreparednessen_US
dc.subjectAdoption of Patron Driven Acquisition Frameworken_US
dc.subjectPatron Driven Acquisition Frameworken_US
dc.subjectAcquisition Frameworken_US
dc.subjectFrameworken_US
dc.titlePreparedness for Adoption of Patron Driven Acquisition Framework in Selected Federal University Libraries, Nigeriaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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