RETROSPECTIVE CONVERSION OF BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORDS IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES IN NIGERIA

Authors

  • Esievo, L. O.

Abstract

The paper highlights the retrospective conversion of bibliographic records in academic
libraries in Nigeria as well as the dynamics of doing so. It provides a procedure on how
libraries can undertake retrospective conversion. In particular, the need for careful planning,
meticulous implementation of plans and periodic evaluation of plan implementation was
stressed. The paper concludes that though retrospective conversion is expensive,
computerized libraries in Nigeria must brace up to the challenges and so integrate both old
and new records in the online database for maximum access. Recommendations were
proffered such as training and retraining of staff for better job performance, professionals
using the same software should master the software and sourcing for additional funds for the
management and sustainability of the project.

Published

2015-11-30