Networking Concepts and Cooperation among Legislative Libraries: Lessons for Nigeria and Other Developing Countries

  • Charles O Omekwu Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of Lagos Campus, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria
Keywords: Cooperation, Networking, Legislature, Developing-Countries-Libraries

Abstract

This paper argues that military rule does not provide the appropriate environment for the growth and development of legislative libraries. Cooperation and not competition is stated as the driving philosophy for library networks and cooperation. Resource sharing is the premise for participation in library network. Network positions are delineated; its practices are highlighted and network priorities are discussed. The roles of information professionals in a networked environment are described while recommendations are stated as network proposals.

Keywords: Cooperation; Networking; Legislature; Developing-Countries-Libraries
The Information Technologist Vol.1(1&2) 2004: 59-70

Author Biography

Charles O Omekwu, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of Lagos Campus, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria
Dr. Charles O. Omekwu is Principal Librarian/Systems Manager, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of Lagos Campus, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria. His major interest is in the area of networking. Email:omekwucharles@email.com
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