Improving Library and Information Services: use of appropriate Information Communication Technology in Nigerian libraries

  • Murtala Aliyu
Keywords: information services, library services, Nigerian libraries, ICTs, information centers

Abstract

The focus of this paper is on how to improve services in libraries and information centers in Nigeria by the use of appropriate Information Communication Technology (ICT). Nigerian Libraries as reviewed in this paper are still not fully ICT compliant. Five sub-topics were discussed in order to articulate the focus of the paper. These are: introduction, the implementation of ICT in Nigerian Libraries, Application of ICT to major areas in Libraries and the roles of Librarians in the Digital Age. The paper also looked into the problems of implementing ICT in Nigerian Libraries Finally, it is implied in this paper that libraries and information centers that do not have adequate and relevant ICT will lose their relevance and consequently fail to fulfill the purpose of their establishment. It is therefore concluded that as a matter of urgency, Nigerian Libraries and Information Centers should fully embrace ICT in order to avoid breeding information apathy in the country. Some implementable recommendations are also put forward.

Keywords: information services, library services, Nigerian libraries, ICTs, information centers

Published
2016-09-27
Section
Articles

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