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Effects of the Processing Time of Recommended Materials and their Usage on the Relevancy to the Course Curriculum

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CND Punchihewa ,

Senior Assistant Librarian, University of Moratuwa, LK
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RC Kodikara

Librarian, University of Moratuwa, LK
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Abstract

The objective of the present study was to explore the use of materials recommended by the academic members of the University of Moratuwa, identifying the effects of the processing time of the materials on the usage. The circulation statistics of materials ordered during 2007 were analyzed by user categories, year of publication and processing time. Analysis confirmed that frequency of use of materials had no relation with the processing time even though the processing time of the materials was not in a satisfactory level. Zero usage of some materials has created many questions on the recommendations of the academic members. Year of publication of the materials has a direct impact on the usage. The collaboration between the library and the faculties should be further strengthened. Faculties of the University should decide to obtain the assistance of the library academics in designing of courses for different departments of the university.

Key Words: Collection Management; Academic Libraries

doi: 10.4038/jula.v14i1.2686

Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka. Vol.14 (Issue 1). 2010 31-42
How to Cite: Punchihewa, C. & Kodikara, R., (2010). Effects of the Processing Time of Recommended Materials and their Usage on the Relevancy to the Course Curriculum. Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka. 14(1), pp.31–42. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jula.v14i1.2686
Published on 15 Dec 2010.
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