Advancing the role of ICT in Nigerian university libraries

  • Victor E Ekong Department of Computer and Information Sciences, College of Science and Technology, Covenant University, Canaan Land KM 10 Idiroko Road, PMB 1023 Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • Ukoha Olughu Igwe Covenant University. Canaan Land KM 10 Idiroko Road, PMB 1023 Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • Uyinomen Onomeasikele Ekong Department of Computer and Information Sciences, College of Science and Technology, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria

Abstract

This paper examines the importance, implications, and opportunities of ICT in Nigerian University libraries in the Information Age. It addresses possible areas of importance and advantages that can propel Nigerian universities and their libraries into being key players in the global IT revolution thereby enhancing their status in the Global Village. It examines the need for Nigerian universities to be part of the emerging technologies challenging the traditional methods of teaching and learning and the way education is managed. The problem of learning in this Information Technology age can be minimized through the effective application of ICT. Strategies of leap-frogging Nigerian university libraries into enviable position in Information Technology is carefully articulated in this paper.

The Information Technologist Vol. 2(2) 2005: 96-105
Published
2006-04-21
Section
Articles

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