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Nigerian University libraries and Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Chinwe Marie Therese Nwezah


This paper attempts to revisit the strength of Nigerian universities involved in the application of modern-day information technology in their libraries. It also dwells on information technology and how it has turned the world into a global village. The decision to apply automated techniques to library operations should be made in the context of five basic assumptions and then in the context of the institution\'s local conditions/needs. The paper then discusses the problems encountered by Nigerian university libraries in the process of automation. It suggests that the Nigerian government should re-order the priorities of the nation in order to provide full Internet connectivity to Nigeria. The paper offers suggestions as to what should be done so that Nigerian universities could forge ahead in providing adequate information to their users.

University of Dar es Salaam Library Journal Vol. 7(1) 2005: 32-46

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