CATALOGUING AND CLASSIFICATION ST OF LIBRARY MATERIALS IN 21 CENTURY
CHALLENGES FACING FESTUS AGHAGBO NWAKO LIBRARY AWKA
Keywords:Festus Aghagbo†Nwako Library, Cataloguing and Classification, AACR2, MARC, RDA, OPAC
After the introduction of MARC in the 60's a lot of improvement was noticed in cataloguing¬†practices. ICT made the tedious task in cataloguing simpler.¬†Cataloguer snow do the cataloguing with less stress.¬†The introduction of OPAC popularized the library's operation. Users of the library need not visit¬†the library to know what is in the collection. As long as they are connected to the library, they stay¬†in their different locations to know what is in the library's collection. The introduction of¬†metadata also helped libraries to provide electronic resources for their users.¬†Festus Aghagbo Nwako library is facing a lot of challenges for not being¬†automated. Manual cataloguing has become a thing of past. The paper made a recommendation¬†on the way forward.