ProjectClue.com We're Ready, Call Us

(+234) 07030248044

Project Topic:

FUNDING OF NIGERIAN MEDICAL LIBRARIES (A Case Study Of Federal Medical Centre (Fmc) Library, Owerri)

Project Information:

 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 69 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis,Abstract  ::   532 people found this useful

Project Department:

LIBRARY INFORMATION SCIENCE UNDERGRADUATE PROJECT TOPICS, RESEARCH WORKS AND MATERIALS

Project Body:

CHAPTER ONE

1.1 BACKGROUND OF STUDY
Library in a medical institution by definition is a special library. It serves a particular interest group or population who are involved in the field of Medicare. 
A special library can be seen as one that include references and research libraries assembled and maintained by and for the use of the organization and societies representing among others, the historical, legal, medical and numerous specialized scientific and technological profession. All such special libraries are essential service centers organized for prompt service and usually issue information bulletins.
Therefore, medical library is a type of library that is affiliated to a medical institution. It collects, preserves, organizes and disseminates books, journals medical and health information. The materials are arranged in such a way that they are easily accessible to medical students and officers.
Furthermore, library services can be viewed as activities or programmes undertaken in addition or in place of ordinary library services with the intention of reaching a certain category of the population. Progress in medical science is dependent on continuous experimentation and research. A medical library plays a comparable role with the laboratory. It is necessary to acquire, organizes and make available medical literature in every medical institution through the medical library. Because the quantity and quality of information at the doctor’s disposal lies on how often he used the available materials in the medical library. And of course, materials in the medical library are functionally structured and arranged to render service aimed at accomplishing the institutions development and educational objectives of the users. Implies in this structure is the concept of the library as system with several sub systems. And the sub systems are named by a staff (Librarian) who performs one duty or the other. Such duties range from acquisition, processing, provision of medical related literatures to medical personnel in the institution in the right format and at the right time.
Thus, there are some obvious factors that may hinder the promotion of medical library, Ajayi (2004) advocate that the low rating of library may be attributed to non availability of library facilities and services. In the state or local government area. Creating documentation centers within the medical centre would enhance successful and good information channels and referral services, encouraging medical institution to work together.
Moreover, libraries as information centers require regular and adequate funding in order to yields good result. Where there is inadequate staffing or personnel, no matter the amount of allocation given to that library, it will still not function very well.
The factor is often intensified by other factors such as absence of complete bibliographic control, communication gap between library staff and users, inadequacy of available staff, out datedness of available materials etc.
The Federal Medical Centre Owerri is a territory Health institution structured mainly into two broad arms of clinical and non-clinical division. Its responsibility is primarily the provision of advance surgical and medical care to patients, as well as port grade waste and internship training programmes.
The evolution and development of the institution began 1903 by the colonial masters. At the period, the hospital has three wards; maternity, male and female wards which also admitted children, other available facilities at the hospital in 1903 include a theater, and a general out-patient department. Then the medical staffs of the hospital were one doctor (general practitioner) and a few nurses.
The hospital known as shell-daily hospital was handed over to the government of Eastern Nigeria in late fifties and renamed Okpara nursing Home after the premiership of D.M.I Okpara following the handover, further development took place. These include provision of gynecological/obstetric ward, while the old shell-Daily hospital complex became the Anti-natal clinic and Administration block.
In 1976, the hospital was transformed into a Divisional hospital and later in to a general hospital following the creation of Imo State.
During this period, a modern out patience department with six new wards and pharmacy department, infant welfare clinic, a mortuary and chest unit. This further expansion brought the bed complement of the general hospital to four hundred and one beds in eleven wards.
Then, on the 1st January 1995, the status and functions of the general hospital, Owerri changed with it’s take over by the federal government as a special hospital and renamed it the federal medical centre, Owerri. The responsibility of the centre includes the provision of advanced and specialized medical and surgical services to patients. It also provides for research and training, diagnose disease, treat and rehabilitate the patients. They recognize the patient’s needs for independence privacy and awareness in relationship to his or her illness and in intelligent application of the diagnostic and preventive measure to individual patient needs.

1.2 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
(i) To establish what the present situation is in medical libraries in terms of funding in the period under view,
(ii) To make recommendations on how to overcome inadequate funding and the problem associated with running of medical libraries with special attention given to Federal Medical Centre, Owerri.
(iii) To suggest alternative source of funding for medical libraries.
(iv) To recommend alternative to trained the staff in full exploitation of the resources of the library.
(v) To identify the types of services provided by medical libraries to health workers.

1.3 SCOPE OF STUDY
This research is restricted to the funding of Federal Medical Centre, Owerri. The major emphasis is on identifying the funding problem associated with medical libraries.
The researcher limited his work to this institution as a result of time constraint.
Another reason for selecting this institution is to carryout a through work that will stand the test of time.

1.4 AIMS AND PURPOSE
This study is aimed at fulfilling the requirement for the award of Higher National Diploma in Library and information science. It is also intended to provide useful information for any body carrying out research on this area of study.

1.5 RESEARCH QUESTIONS
(i) Does inadequate funding of medical libraries, limit the scope of services provided to the clientele?
(ii) Does the inability of an organization to review of its library polices affect the funding of such library?
(iii) Does the inability of the institution (Federal Medical Centre Owerri to secure funds as at when due, minimize its acquisition of materials?
(iv) Does the ability of the manage of medical libraries to exploit other sources of reveal limit-their available funds.

1.6 ASSUMPTION OF THE STUDY
The researcher was carrying out this research work made the following assumptions. The funding of medical libraries is very essential because it is the major element in the library’s capacity.
That there is inadequate financial provision to satisfy the needs of the medical library.

1.7 METHODOLOGY
In carrying a research work, one concerns himself or herself about the methods of data collection. This includes the various way or means by which the research data are collected.
In carrying out research work of this nature, the researcher has to conduct an intensive investigation into definable problems.
In the process of my data collection the following data collection instrument were used. They are questionnaire and observation.

1.8 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
Medical libraries process and make information accessible to user. But it was unfortunate that medical libraries over the years suffers major set back due to some obvious constraints such as poor funding, non availability of current books and journals and facilities. Adequate service like selective dissemination of information document delivery services are not provided in medical libraries

1.9 DEFINITION OF KEY TERMS
Medical Library: Medical Library is a type of library that is affiliated to medical institution. They collect, preserve, organize and disseminate books, journals, conference papers and other material containing medical information.
FUNDNG: According to Oxford Advanced Learned Dictionary, funding is money for a particular purpose, the act of providing money for such a purpose.
LIBRARIES: According to UNESCO, a library is an organized collection of published books and audio-visual materials, and the services of a staff able to provide and interpret such materials as are required to meet the informational, education or recreational needs of the users.

 

REFERENCES
Kirik, Patrick, B.A. (1987); medical Libraries and the public,” fors and frustration.” Bulletin of the New York Academic of Medical: vol.63.
Madu E.C. (2004); Technology for information management and service: Modern Libraries and information Centers in Developing Countries. Ibadan: Evil- Coleman.
Mandel, S.H. (1995): Telemetric in Health care in developing countries. Journals of medical systems: Vol.19.

Oti I.A. (2002) A practical guide to the use of library: Library resources and services Owerri: spring field publishers.

Get the complete project »

Instant Share On Social Media:

OTHER SIMILAR LIBRARY INFORMATION SCIENCE PROJECTS AND MATERIALS

THE IMPACT OF PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICES TO THE PEOPLE OF CROSS RIVER STATE

 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 76 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis,Abstract  ::   343 engagements

The article on this topic (the impact of public library services to the people of cross river state) is an extract from literature review of the project material. The complete project work would be ma...Continue reading »

STRATEGIES FOR GENERATING REVENUE FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN NIGERIA(A CASE STUDY OF NATIONAL LIBRARY KADUNA)

 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 70 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis,Abstract  ::   339 engagements

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the study Information and its effective and proper dissemination is a powerful force to reckon with in any nation. There will be no meaningful development in ...Continue reading »

IMPACT OF STAFF TRAINING ON LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT

 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 68 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis,Abstract  ::   498 engagements

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1.Background of the study Libraries are established either by the government, individuals or corporate organizations for the use of the populace. According to the Interna...Continue reading »

THE IMPACT OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ON NIGERIA’S PUBLIC ACADEMIC LIBRARIES( A CASE STUDY OF THE UNIVERSITY UYO

 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 70 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis,Abstract  ::   617 engagements

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION With the invention of Information and Communication Technology, libraries now use various types of technologies to aid the services they render. Everyday new technological a...Continue reading »

UTILIZATION OF SCHOOL LIBRARY RESOURCES BY SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN NIGERIA

 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 73 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis,Abstract  ::   400 engagements

CHAPTER ONE 1.1 INTRODUCTION A library, according to Jonathan Crowther (2000), is a storehouse of knowledge. It is the repository of information and information source. A library collects, organizes...Continue reading »

CHALLENGES OF SELECTION AND ACQUISITION OF GREY LITERATURE IN NIGERIAN LIBRARIES

 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 65 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis,Abstract  ::   364 engagements

CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Selection and acquisition are terms used in provision of library materials. Selection is the process of choosing while acquisition is the proc...Continue reading »

What are looking for today?

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING:
  • 1. Taleeb from Kwara state polytechnic said "I like all topics on this website but anytime i wrote topic to my project supervisor he used to ask where is the case study and case study is not written there . thanks ................".
    Rating: Very Good
  • 2. Donald from ui said "i thank you guys for the good work...i never believe that there are still some Nigerians that are trustworthy until i stumbled upon projectclue. excellent job. great write up. weldone Glory keep up the good job. nice voice.,...i will always recommend projectclue to any Nigerian researchers...God bless.".
    Rating: Very Good
  • 3. Abdoulrasheed Tapheeda from Taraba State University,Jalingo said "The Project Clue owe me a Tribute Respect, because of the nature of their work and delivery system. I recommend this site for any undergraduate due to the quality and fast delivery system of their work. Thanks".
    Rating: Excellent
  • 4. Sam Seyil from Federal Uni Agric. Markudi said "I had a wonderful experience using ProjectClue, they delivered not only on time, but the content had good quality. I recommend ProjectClue for any project research work.".
    Rating: Excellent
  • 5. Eval, Effa A. from University of Calabar (Unical) said "It was a wonderful experience using projectClue, it really helped me in carrying out a Term paper research NGP.".
    Rating: Good
  • 6. Abimbola Bisola from Obafemi Awolowo University said "Thanks a million times for giving me a quality research project. not only have i defended i was commended by my supervisor. You guys are the best; Project clue".
    Rating: Very Good

Leave a comment: