Effective information management in academic libraries in Nigeria
The problem facing most establishments including libraries in developing countries like Nigeria is the collection and management of information. Information management aims at improving the effectiveness of organizations by managing information as a resource-providing access to relevant information in a timely and cost-effective manner. Good information management enables establishment to have meaningful, reliable and usable information when needed and providing mechanism for ensuring accountability and managing risk. There has been concern for educational institutions in Nigeria to solve the problem arising from inadequate storage, flow and use of information. Inadequate access to/or possession of relevant information has negative impact on the effectiveness of decision-making of administrators. Librarians/information managers must identify the user community and their information requirement, engage qualified staff to man the management information systems, train the informational professionals, automate the library and adopt proper information management strategies to improve the efficiency of information in tertiary education in Nigeria.
Keywords: Information, Information management, Information professionals, Information management strategies
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