This study investigated the process and utilization of ICT in library collection development using Kwara State University (KWASU) Library as a case study. Four research questions guided the study. A total enumeration sampling technique was used in the study. Frequency counts,
percentages, and mean scores were used for the statistical analysis. The findings revealed that the collection development process of KWASU Library is effective. Findings indicate that ICT facilities were used in the collection development process, and they include Library management software (KOHA), books in print online, e-mail, Internet, and other web services. Findings also showed areas where ICTs were applied to collection development to include, communication with vendors and publishers, selection process, bibliographic checking, ordering, and online acquisition. Also highlighted are challenges militating against effective collection development in the digital age which include inadequate funds, lack of internet services, and technical know-how. The paper concluded that ICT applications to collection development are necessary. Collection development policy should be frequently revised to accommodate the digital presence and weeding of obsolete materials. The study recommended that the management of KWASU Library should provide training programs for collection development staff to ensure the effective use of digital facilities for the collection development process.
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