An Investigation into the Trainning Needs of Registry Staff in the Management, Preservation, Conservation of Records in Universities
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Medium Publishing Company and Educational Consult in Collaboration with Options Books, Ibadan
This study examines the training needs of registry staff in three selected universities in Lagos State, Nigeria. The objectives were to establish the professional qualification of registry staff with regards to the management, preservation and conservation of records,find out the training opportunities available to registry staff in these universities, determine their level of consciousness regarding current trend of events in records management by belonging to records management professional body, and to find out the number of them that has a records management system in place. Descriptive survey design was adopted to select 3 universities in Lagos State, Nigeria. Each of the universities is federal, state, and private owned. Simple random sampling technique was used to select 97registry staff from the three universities. Questionnaire method using total enumeration was applied in data gathering. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics consisting of frequencies, percentages, and tables. Findings reveal that most registry staff in these universities tie not certified in management, preservation and conservation of records. Though many (84.2%) have attended trainning workshops as indicated in the study, some (15.8%) are yet to benefit from such trainings. The study also reveal that only 32 (42.1 %) belong to one professional body or the other and out of this number, none belongs to records management body. Apparently, the universities have existing records management system in place as indicated by the study (71.1 %). The study concludes that university registry staff are not certified in management, preservation, and conservation of records. "Whatever experience they are applying in managing records therefore may not be totally in line with the practices of records management. The study recommended that certified personnel in records management should be employed into universities registry; existing registry staff should be encouraged to obtain certificates in records management; training and workshops in management, preservation and conservation of records should be organized regularly for registry staff; and tertiary institutions across the country especially library schools should embrace a well packaged curriculum in records management.
Records Management , Preservation , Registry , Training
Odunlade, R.O (2013) An Investigation into the Trainning Needs of Registry Staff in the Management, Preservation, Conservation of Records in Universities. Journal of Library, Educational Media and Information Studies. Vol. 5(1), 1-10pp.