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Samaru Journal of Information Studies

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Modern ICT Tools: Online Electronic Resources Sharing Using Web 2.0 and Its Implications For Library And Information Practice In Nigeria

II Ekoja

Abstract


This paper is a reaffirmation of the importance of ICTs as tools for efficient and effective library services provision in terms of information acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination. Nigerian librarians are urged to acquire ICT skills to function in the modern information environment for them to maximize the benefits derivable from ICT use. This requires that libraries must automate their services to be able to operate using the Internet platform with all the advantages that it offers. Using the Internet libraries can own websites through which links can be provided for their users to numerous open source materials considering that most of them are unable to access fee-paying databases. Libraries can also operate information commons and derive the befits that go with their operations; and use web 2.0 tools like Facebook, RSS feeds, wikis, blogs, podcasts, flickr, tagging, Myspace, etc for web visibility, enhanced information generation, processing, dissemination, access and utilization, as well as facilitating two-way communication between them and users.



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