The Role Of Computer In Bibliographic Control Of Locally Published Materials In Nigeria

  • N B Yusuff


The Nigerian society has become sophisticated and need a variety of information to carry out its activities successfully. This paper emphasis the role of National Library as the only institution backed by legal deposit decree to act as the National Bibliographic Agency of Nigeria. This paper highlights the supposed role of National Library in the area of Bibliographic control as collection of both published and unpublished materials print and non-print including papers presented at seminars, conference of learned associations, research institutes, universities and ministries. The paper also brings to focus the subjects\' coverage in National Bibliography of Nigeria between 2001 and 2005. Also discusses the factors responsible for the poor state of Bibliographic control and those attempts made to correct the situation. A call for the establishment of an automated bibliographic control system needed to solve the present bibliographic problem in Nigeria.

IFE PsychologIA Vol. 15 (2) 2007: pp. 212-225

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