Collection Development Section
Mission and Vision Statement of the Collection Development Division
Vision: Our vision as a unit is to assist the University, through the provision of very qualitative resources, to enable it to attain a functional, global competitive and research focused University that will provide a world class educational knowledge to members of the society as envisioned.
Mission: The mission of the Collection Development Division is to acquire all types of resource materials that are necessary for teaching, learning and research in the Plateau State University, Bokkos. These include print and electronic Books, Journals, Monographs, Reports, Magazines, Theses and Dissertations, Pamphlets, Digitized resources, Audio and Visual Recordings, CD ROM, DVD etc. useful for academic excellence.
The Division liaises with the Departments and faculties to ascertain their needs. It sources funds from the University Bursary to procure needed stock. It appeals to Donor Agencies, Publishers, Foreign Embassies and friends of the University for Solicited Gifts and Donations. The Division engages in exchange of publications with local and foreign partners. Resources thus acquired are added to the existing Library stock to rejuvenate her holdings in all fields of study. These will assist the University in promoting her core values.
Fuctions of the Circulation Unit
Functions of the Reference Section
Bibliographic Control Section
Functions of the Bibliographic Control Section
Vision Statement: To make the Bibliographic Control Unit of Plateau State University Library function effectively and efficiently by adopting standardized indexing as a means of access point.
Mission Statement: The overriding objective of the university Library is to make information resources accessible to her patrons in order to fulfill the role of supporting the parent institution in achieving the basic objectives of teaching, learning and research.
In view of the above, the mission statement of the Bibliographic Control Unit of Plateau State Library is to:
Functions of the Bindery Section
Mission Statement: The Mission Statement of the Plateau State University Library Bindery Unit is to place the Bindery Section and its activities in the forefront of the library research and development, innovation, knowledge transfer and human resources development in the technical knowledge of the library to the core values in promoting the dignity of binding profession.
Vision Statement: The Vision Statement of the Bindery Unit of Plateau State University Library is to create a functional, productive and model-focused unit of the library as a centre of learning and research and to make it responsive to the needs of the members of staff, the departments, the university and the society as a whole while delivering the assigned technical and administrative responsibilities.
The services of the Bindery Section include:
Functions of the Cataloguing Section
The Cataloguing unit is a unit within the Technical Services Unit. It is a unit that is involved in cataloguing and classification of library books and making sure that books on the same and related subjects areas are kept and maintained together on the shelf.
This section concerns itself with the following:
THE CATALOGUE: The Library Catalogue is the key to the resources of the Library. It is a record of not only books, but also of all the materials in the entire Library. Proper use of the Catalogue will tell the reader whether the Library has a particular book by a given author or not and what books the Library has on specific subjects and their locations on the shelves. A Catalogue Card gives the following information: author, title, place of publication, publisher, date of publication, number of pages, whether a book is illustrated or not and where a book is located in the Library.
The following Catalogue are available in this Library.
Thus, in order to achieve these, the library uses the Library of Congress Subject Headings which divided knowledge into 21 main subjects as it’s shown below:
OUTLINE OF LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CLASSIFICATIONS SCHEME
A - General
B-BJ - Philosophy and Psychology
BL-BX - Religions, General
C - History, Auxiliary Science
D - History (General)
DA-DR - History of Europe
DS - History of Asia
DT-DX - History of Africa, Australia etc.
E-F - History of America
G-GH - Geography
GN-GR - Anthropology, Ethnology
GV - Sports
H - Social Sciences
HA - Economic Statistics
HB - Economic Theory
HC - Economic History
HD - Applied Economics
HE - Communications
HF - Commerce
HG-HJ - Finance
HM-HN - Sociology
HQ - Family and Marriage
HS - Societies
HT - Social Classes
HV - Social Welfare
HX - Socialism and Communism
J - Political Science
JA - General
JC-JQ - Constitutional History and Administration
JS - Local Government
JK - Colonial, Colonization and Emigration
JX - International Relations
K - Law
L - Education
LA - History
LB - Theory and Practice
LC - Special Aspects
LD-LG - Individual Universities and Colleges
M - Music
N - Fine Arts
NA - Architecture and Planning
NB - Sculpture
NC - Graphic Arts
ND - Painting
NE - Graphics and Art Production
P - Languages and Literature
PA - Classical Languages and Literature
PB-PH - European Languages
PG - Russian Languages and Literature
PJ - Oriental Language and Literature
PK - Indo-Iranian Languages and Literature
PL - Languages and Literature of Western Asia Africa & Oceanic
PM - American and Artificial Languages
PN - Comparative Literature
PQ - Romance Literature
PR - English Literature
PS - American Literature
PT - German Literature
PZ - Short Stories, Children Literature
Q - Sciences
QA - Mathematics
QB - Astronomy
QC - Physics
QD - Chemistry
QE - Geology
QH - Biological Sciences
QK - Botany
QL - Zoology
QM - Anatomy
QP - Biochemistry and Physiology
QR - Microbiology
R - Medicine
S - Agriculture
SB - Plant Culture & Horticulture
SD - Forestry
SF - Animal Breeding & Veterinary Medicine
SH - Fish Culture & Fisheries
T - Technology and Engineering
TA - Civil Engineering and General
TC - Hydraulic Engineering
TD - Sanitary and Municipal Engineering
TE - Roads
TF - Railways
TG - Bridges
TH - Building Technology
TJ - Automobile & Aeronautic Engineering
TN - Mineral Industries and Metallurgy
TP - Chemical Engineering
TR - Photography
TS - Manufactures
TT - Mechanical Trade and Handicrafts
TX - Domestic Science
U - Military Science
V - Naval Science
Z - Librarianship and Bibliography
Note: You can ascertain what books the Library has on a particular subject only by using the Subject Catalogue. Browsing round the shelves will reveal only those works shelved in a particular sequence in one part of the Library. Books currently on loan and related materials classified elsewhere will be missed.
Functions of the Serials Section
This unit contains publications issued in progressive parts bearing numerical or orderly designations and intended to be continued indefinitely. This may include periodicals, newspapers, journals, proceedings, transactions, among others.
Classification Mark Subject
A General Works (General encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc.)
B Philosophy – Religion
C Auxiliary Sciences of History
D History: General and Old World
E-F History of America
G Geography, Anthropology, Folklore, etc.
H Social Sciences
J Political sciences
N Fine Arts
P Language and Literature
U Military Science
V Naval Science
Z Bibliography and Library Science
The number ‘6’ is used to distinguish journal resources. The class marks of all serial collections are prefixed by ‘6’. For instance, the Journal of Politics will have its class mark as - 6 JA 1 J. “J” stands for the first letter of the first word in the title.
Other significant Anterior numerals in use and what each represents
526 Represents Serials on Micro cards
536 Represents Serials on Microfilms
6 Represents Periodicals, Journals, Indexes, and Abstracts.
66 Represents Newspapers (African and Non-African)
78 Represents Back volumes of Serial sets example Yearbooks, Directories, Calendars
86 Represents Africana Periodicals
9 Represents Antiquated books – The collection includes valuable amount of ‘Out of print’ and little used books.
Functions of the System Section
Our vision as a unit is to develop an ICT unit, with a proficient information service system with the capacity to support the library’s vision of developing an effective ICT purpose driven academic and research library system while working side by side with the Technical unit of the library in the automation of the library. More so, to create a very effective functional, Global Competitive and Research Focused Section which is not Just a section in the library but responsive to the needs of the library clientele while delivering world class information and knowledge base.