Deployment of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria Institutional Digital Repository
The paper discussed the concept of open access initiative and its relevance to the development of digital repositories. It primarily focused on the institutional digital repository project of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. The University library administration setup, policy, equipment and facilities including software for the project were highlighted. The digitisation process, test running, training, system installation and the workflow developed by the institution were discussed. The successes recorded and challenges faced by the project were equally presented. The paper concluded that repositories are very important to universities in helping them showcase, manage and capture their intellectual assets as a part of their information service strategy and contribution to universal access to knowledge and information.