A holistic approach to collection security implementation in university libraries

Maidabino, A.A. and Zainab, A.N. (2012) A holistic approach to collection security implementation in university libraries. Library Collections Acquisitions & Technical Services, 36 (3-4). pp. 107-120. ISSN 1464-9055

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Abstract

This study proposed the "house model" to construct an instrument to assess collection security implementation in university libraries. The factors and items are extracted from published literature on library security and library collection security issues. The instrument comprises five factors: collection security governance; operations and processes; people issues; physical and technical aspects of collection security and the security culture in the libraries. The instrument was tested on 61 senior and professional librarians from four Nigerian universities. Reliability tests indicate that all factors are relevant with Cronbach's alpha value of above 0.7 suggesting the reliability of the instrument for use in a wider sample. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Maidabino, Abashe Atiku Zainab, A. N.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Library security; Collection security assessment; University libraries; Collection security; Assessment instrument; Nigeria; Africa
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology > Dept of Library & Information Science Unit
Depositing User: Miss Nur Jannatul Adnin Ahmad Shafawi
Date Deposited: 08 May 2013 01:50
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2014 13:09
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/6029

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