Problems of misplacement, mutilation and theft of books in libraries.
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Problems of misplacement, mutilation and theft of books in libraries. by B. Prasod

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Published by B. P. Gosnami in (s. l.) .
Written in English


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Vandalism, mutilation, defacement, theft, arson, and a variety of others are problems regularly encountered by the materials of these libraries. The commodity the libraries promote: books and other information materials are valuable and expensive but is likely target for criminal activities. Abstract According to research, the problem of periodical and book theft and mutilation is laying waste to vital and expensive library collections throughout the country. Too often the damage is done quietly and is not discovered until long after the act has taken place. Damage ranges from a few pages to entire books and by: Mutilation and theft in libraries is a menace that has persisted, and it is indeed a global problem. However, the worsening state of libraries in Nigeria appears to have aggravated its intensity and the consequent detrimental impact. This study attempts to investigate the perception of students on the dynamics of book theft and mutilation, including its effects and impact on the library, its Cited by: 1. Periodical and book theft and mutilation are problems encountered by most academic libraries. Not only do these problems anger and frustrate library staff and patrons, but also it is expensive to replace damaged and stolen materials. Through a questionnaire study at Emporia State University, an attempt was made to deter­.

Librarians could neither curb nor stem the problem. All of the libraries still rely solely on manual checks carried out by unskilled personnel at the library entrance and exit. The high cost of photocopying and frequent breakdown of copiers were the causes of library material theft and mutilation. the theft of library materials by both staff and users of libraries is a major, ongoing problem in libraries of all kinds, but many strategies exist to prevent and respond to library theft, and through awareness, application, and further development of such strategies, library personnel can. Clipping, defacing, misplacing, and stealing books exist in varying degrees in every busy library. Current magazines, bound magazines, and reference books suffer the greatest loss. To have rules printed in a handbook or posted in the library is not sufficient; they must be taught. --Maud Minster Book Theft and Mutilation (Minster, , p. ).   The results from the analysis of responses showed that most of the academic libraries investigated agreed that book theft and mutilation are serious problems facing their collections.

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. Problems of misplacement, mutilation, and theft of books in libraries. [Varanasi] B.P. Goswami; [sole distributor: Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Badri Prasad. Vandalism, mutilation, defacement, theft, etc are problems regularly encountered by the materials of these libraries. The commodity the libraries promote: books and other information materials are valuable and expensive but are likely targets for criminal activities. To minimize theft and mutilation in the libraries, library administration should arrange behavioral research to know the factors and motives (social, political, economic) that make library users'.