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Innocent I. Ekoja

Reports a survey which investigated the funding of library research in six federal government owned universities in Nigeria, and the impact of research funding on the…

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Reports a survey which investigated the funding of library research in six federal government owned universities in Nigeria, and the impact of research funding on the publication output of librarians. Findings indicate that research is either self‐funded, or funded by the respondents’ employers, and an insignificant number have been funded by international agencies. Grants are given for postgraduate degree and personal research. About half the respondents see the research grants they receive to be either fairly adequate or adequate: but the majority expressed dissatisfaction with their research allowances. All agreed that enhanced research grants and allowances would lead to a greater research output. Most publications produced by the respondents resulted from self‐funded research, followed by research sponsored by grants from employers, and lastly from researches funded by foundations, agencies and associations.

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Library Management, vol. 20 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

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Innocent I. Ekoja

Presents a descriptive/survey research using a questionnaire and official records to investigate alternative sources of generating income in Nigerian university libraries…

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Presents a descriptive/survey research using a questionnaire and official records to investigate alternative sources of generating income in Nigerian university libraries. The sales made are of duplicate journals and back issues of newspapers while commercial services identified are photocopying, publishing, registration of users and binding. Other sources of income are fines, charges, gifts, grants, endowments, bequests and adopt‐a‐journal. The range of total percentage of alternative income in relation to total library allocations is between 0.7 and 39.2 per cent but on average it is a minimum of 5.4 per cent and maximum of 17.6 per cent. Book gifts by foreign donors are greater than those from Nigerians, and when quantified in monetary terms bring in far more funds than any other means of alternative income.

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Library Management, vol. 17 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

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