O. Anyafulu, Olatokunbo Christopher Okiki


This study seeks to investigate the effect of changes in cataloguing rules on cataloguers’ job productivity in some University and Polytechnic libraries in Nigeria. The study aims at identifying how changes in cataloguing rules have affected cataloguing in some selected libraries in Nigeria in other to determine the future of librarianship in future. Census survey research method was adopted using questionnaire as an instrument for data collection from the population by total enumeration sample procedure. Result indicates that most librarians (cataloguers) are aware of the changes in cataloguing rules but do not know the exact rule that have being changed. The result further revealed that changes in cataloguing rules do not effect cataloguing activities in libraries in the sense cataloguing activities continues in libraries irrespective of the fact that the revised rules is acquired or not. It was also revealed that most libraries do not embark on retrospective cataloguing in respect to changes in cataloguing rules which could be seen as having a resultant effect on cataloguers’ job productivity.


Cataloguing rule, Job Productivity, Libraries, Nigeria

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