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Transiting From Physical To Digital Librarianship in Nigerian Schools: The Place of Assistive Technologies


Esther Kelechi Soyele
Adesoji G. Omirin

Abstract

This paper investigated the place of Assistive Technology (AT) in the process of transiting from physical to digital librarianship in Nigerian schools. Survey method was used to carry out the research and total enumerative techniques in addition to interview were employed in eliciting information from the respondents. Sixty copies of questionnaire distributed for analysis were collected. The response rate was at 100.0%. The data collected was analysed using simple percentage and percentile rank. Majority of the respondents agreed that Assistive Technologies have place in the process of transiting from physical to digital librarianship in Nigerian schools. It was revealed that librarians have to be trained on the use of Assistive Technologies if positive transition from physical to digital librarianship is to be attained. The study also submitted that digital librarianship is all about making use of relevant information technology whose components consist of assistive technologies which the engine room for successful transition from physical to digital librarianship and the sustenance of its effective operation. The paper concluded that the use of assistive technologies would enhance the effective transition from physical to digital librarianship in Nigerian schools. 

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