Collection Development Practices in Academic Libraries in Ghana: The Case of Ghana Communication Technology University Library
This study was conducted to ascertain the collection development practices at Ghana Communication Technology University (GCTU) Library. The study set out to find out if there exists a collection development policy at GCTU library. The population of the study was grouped into two main categories, namely users of the library and the library staff. In the selection of students, the simple random sampling technique was used to select the participants. The general population for library staff was used. The sample size of the student participants was 226 comprising 120 male, 106 female students, and 16 library staff. Data for the study was collected through questionnaire and interviews. The SPSS was used to analyze the questionnaire and content analysis was used to analyze the interviews. The findings revealed that the GCTU library has a collection development policy even though it does not guide selection so much. Findings again indicated that the library has both print and electronic resources for its users, as well as 24-hour internet services but it is not too stable. It was recommended that the supply of internet to the library should be improved to aid the access to the library’s e-resources.