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Book theft and security in academic libraries

Lynn Emma Haynes

Book theft and security in academic libraries

by Lynn Emma Haynes

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Published by Loughborough University in Loughborough .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Thesis (M.A.) - Course project in the Department of Information and Library Studies, 1997.

Statementby Lynn Emma Haynes.
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Open LibraryOL17268134M

Security of library materials has bothered librarians from the medieval period to the present. This study examines and evaluates security issues in academic libraries which include: theft of library materials, mutilation or vandalism of library. MySchoolTrick - .Your Portal For All School Info.

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Book theft and security in academic libraries by Lynn Emma Haynes Download PDF EPUB FB2

That is the duty of the academic libraries to find means of curbing vandalism which constitute a magnitude of book theft, book mutilation and destruction to library property such as window furniture etc. STATEMENT OF PROBLEM. Library materials are daily stolen or mutilated in the face of other anti-social activities, by delinquent users.

ABSTRACT This paper examines the security management for prevention of book thefts in University libraries with Benue State University Library, Makurdi.

Benue State. Nigeria serving as a case study. The aim of the study was to identify the causes of book thefts and mutilation in University libraries and how to curb and preserve the continuous use of this information resources in the by: 1.

ABSTRACTFor the purpose of the study, it is assumed that library users exist in the academic libraries studies. These users cause damage to library materials. The study covers the various means and devices to safeguard library materials from being vandalized by obnoxious and antisocial library users.

In order to portray the relevance or importance of the research questions, the research Book theft and security in academic libraries book. ABSTRACTFor the purpose of the study, it is assumed that library users exists in the academic libraries studies.

These users cause damage to library study covers the various means and devices to safeguard library materials from being vandalized by obnoxious and antisocial library users. In order to portray the relevance or importance of the research questions, the researcher made.

Library-book or -materials vandalism, sometimes termed intentional destruction of books or materials [citation needed] or book or material mutilation is the act of damaging or defacing library books or other library holdings. It is a considerable loss of resources for libraries with high rates of vandalism.

As with book theft at libraries, vandalism of books has been studied by a number of. ABSTRACT The survey discussed in this article investigated the prevalent rate at which book theft occurs, especially in academic society and with special interest in Nigerian academic institutions.

The main objective was to evaluate the level at which book theft and mutilation are plaguing academic libraries in Nigeria and to proffer some measures for curbing the menace. security concerns. There are many potential problems in security that an academic library faces. Theft of library material is a problem dating from ancient times.

The looting of the great Alexandria library by soldiers of the prophet in the seventh century is the first recorded example (Maidabino and Zainab, ). Academic libraries are. This study examines effect of theft and mutilation on the use of library collection in an academic library in Lagos State, Nigeria.

The total population for this study comprised of undergraduate registered user of university of Lagos library in the / academic session who are constant users of the library. The entire population was sampled using total enumeration sampling technique. Library theft was made a criminal offense in Ginny/ CC BY-SA On the evening of December 7,Dianne Melnychuk, serials librarian at the Haas Library.

TLS™ offers the most popular products in the market that discourages theft. Whether you use bibliotheca® Tattle-Tape™ Strips or Checkpoint® RFID tags, you'll find them here. We also provide guidance on choosing the best Security Solution for your library. Call our friendly staff for assistance on Self-Check Systems or Security Gates.

Security and protection of these resources is a difficult task. Book theft or loss is a phenomenon naturally associated with libraries and librarians. This article is an attempt to provide an overview of existing conditions of theft and loss of library material and to describe a major initiative that has been taken to overcome the situation.

Lau which questioned academic library patrons about library book mutilation and theft: They found that the most common response to why material was stolen or destroyed was that patrons needed material that could not be checked out.

Other reasons high on the list were “lenient penalties for stealing” and “inadequate security measures.” (p. Librarians across the world are increasingly concerned with the safety and physical integrity of valuable intellectual properties. The scenario in developing countries is exacerbated by economic difficulties.

A survey of the problem in the Nigerian universities of technology revealed that in common with their traditional counterparts, they are not immune from theft and mutilation. Reduce costs with security gates, security strips and tags, traffic control systems, and more.

See all theft prevention & security devices here. Security & Traffic Control - Book Theft Prevention Products. Warren Davis Graham’s Black Belt Librarian: Real World Safety & Security, published by ALA in is also a quick read, while Dr.

Albrecht’s book, Library Security: Better Communication, Safer Facilities, also published by ALA, is just a bit longer. SECURITY PROBLEMS IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES OF HIGHER INSTITUTION OF LEARNING ABSTRACT This study concerned the security problems that confronted academic libraries in Imo state University library, research questions for the study were description survey method was used on the total of 50 staff, this 50 staff were made up from the Imo state University.

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Hant S. () observe that Academic libraries in particular, assume a focal point where users of diversified resources that are relevant to their individual needs. As a result of this diverse use of the materials, these libraries stand to be vulnerable to all forms of crime and security risk from not only the users, but the library staff as well.

It is the latest technology to be used in libraries for book identification, for self checkout, and for sorting and conveying of library books and also for theft detection. Again, libraries are not immune to loses from internal theft, which was stressed in a program at the American Library Association's Annual Meeting in The program, "Who's Minding the Store.

Insider Theft in Libraries," featured a panel of security personnel from four libraries and a professional security consultant. Shame: The Emotional Basis of Library Anxiety ( views) Information Code-Switching: A Study of Language Preferences in Academic Libraries ( views) The Practice and Promise of Critical Information Literacy: Academic Librarians' Involvement in Critical Library .Library Security-3, N10 Antenna-3 Library Book Theft Is Not A New Problem As early as the twelfth century, it was recorded that libraries had to start chaining books to the walls to protect them from theft.

The issue then was that there were so few copies available and when the library received a.8. People in libraries as security agents. Sheridan, L. W. Library & Archival Security v.3 n1 p '80 9. Ripping off and ripping out: Book theft and mutilation from academic libraries.

Mast, S. Library & Archival Security v.5 n.4 p '83 Security problems of Ohio academic libraries. Lorenzen, M. ERIC Document #ED '