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Serials

This section contains publications in any medium issued in successive parts bearing numerical or chronological designations and intended to be continued indefinitely. This include – periodicals; newspapers; annuals; journals; memoirs; proceedings; transactions; etc. of societies; and numbered monographic series.
 
Serials Policy

It is the policy of the library to acquire as much as it is possible the “core journals” in the various disciplines within the University.
 
Serials Catalogue

This is located in the Serials Section and consists of title catalogue and a separate shelf-list according to the LC classification. Publications are listed in alphabetical order. Entry is normally under the title, but publications of institutions and other corporate bodies, when their titles are not distinctive, are entered under the official name of the institution.
 
Serials Collection

Location: Most of the Library’s serials collection is housed in the ground floor of the Research Library. Other are shelved as follows
 
All medical journals on clinical medicine are shelved in the medical Library at The uninersity college hospital(Latunde Odeku Library).
By special permission, journals which are in constant use by a department may be shelved in the departmental library The main example is the Chemistry Departmental library where a large part of library’s chemistry collection is shelved. Journals shelved permanently in departmental libraries have the figure “6” added to the back of the class mark e.g. Journal of Chemical Physics, is class marked - 6 QD 1 J CHEM
 

Arrangement

Serials in the main collection are arranged on the shelves in broad subject groups and then in alphabetical order of title within each group.
Indexes to individual issues of journals are kept in boxes in alphabetical order of journal title and the boxes are daily labeled and shelved in a special wooden stack housed in the Serials stack-room.
The stacks and shelves are provided with guides to facilitate retrieval of journals.

Classification System


The Serial Collection is arranged in broad subject groups following the LC Classification systems used for the book collection but there are some differences.


Outline

Classification Mark......................Subject

A..........General Works (General encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc.)
B..........Philosophy – Religion
C.........Auxiliary Sciences of History
D.........History: General and Old World
E-F......History of America
G.........Geography, Anthropology, Folklore, etc.
H.........Social Sciences
J..........Political sciences
K.........Law
L.........Education
M........Music
N........Fine Arts
P.........Language and Literature
Q........Science
R........Medicine
S........Agriculture
T........Technology
U........Military Science
V........Naval Science
Z........Bibliography and Library Science
 
The numeral ‘6’ is used to identify all journal items. Thus the class mark of any journal is prefixed by ‘6’ e.g. for ‘The Journal of Politics’ the class mark will be - 6 JA 1 J “J” stands for the first letter of the first word in the title.

Serial materials are housed permanently at the Departmental Libraries – such journals have the numeral ‘6’ appended to the class mark e.g. ‘The Journal of Chemical Physics’ is classed - 6 QD 1 J CHEM .CHEM means Chemistry Department.

Special Anterior numerals used and what each denotes -

526..............Stands for Serials on Microcards
536..............Stands for Serials on Microfilms
6..................Stands for Periodicals, Journals, Indexes, and Abstracts.
66................Stands for Newspapers (African and Non-African)
78................Stands for Back volumes of Serial sets e.g. Yearbooks, Directories, Calendars
86................Stands for Africana Periodicals
9..................Stands for Antiquated books – The collection includes valuable amount of ‘Out of print’and little used books

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Over the years, the collections of this Library have grown and still continue to grow to the extent that the aggregate holding of materials in the system is estimated well over One Million volumes..

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