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Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Librarianship

Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Librarianship
Author(s)/Editor(s): Innocent Isa Ekoja (Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria), Esoswo Francisca Ogbomo (Delta State University, Nigeria) and Omorodion Okuonghae (Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Nigeria)
Copyright: ©2022
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-9094-2
ISBN13: 9781799890942
ISBN10: 1799890945
EISBN13: 9781799890966


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A fundamental dynamism of the library is its continuous adoption of trending technologies and innovations for enhanced service delivery. To meet the needs of library users in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an era characterized by digital revolution, knowledge economy, globalization, and information explosion, libraries have embraced innovations and novel technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, social mediation tools, and the internet of things (IoT).

The Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Librarianship documents current research findings and theoretical studies focused on innovations and technologies used in contemporary libraries. This book provides relevant models, theoretical frameworks, the latest empirical research findings, and sound theoretical research regarding the use of novel technologies in libraries. Covering topics such as digital competitive advantage, smart governance, and social media, this book is an excellent resource for librarians, archivists, library associations and committees, researchers, academicians, students, faculty of higher education, computer scientists, programmers, and professionals.

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Author's/Editor's Biography

Innocent Ekoja (Ed.)

Innocent I. Ekoja is a Professor of Library and Information Science with specialization in Information Management and Academic Librarianship. He has taught Librarianship and practiced in six Nigerian universities, and is currently University Librarian, Benue State University, Makurdi. He was previously University Librarian, University of Abuja, Nigeria between 2005 and 2015, where he was also Head of Department, Library and Information Science between 2017 and 2019. He is an external examiner to no fewer than twelve Nigerian universities and Makerere University in Uganda. He has supervised close to 100 Master’s dissertations and Ph.D. theses. He has also assessed over 50 candidates for Professorship and Librarianship positions in Nigeria and foreign universities. He is currently the President of National Library Association (NLA) and a Fellow of the Association.

Esoswo Ogbomo (Ed.)

Esoswo Francisca Ogbomo (CLN) is a senior lecturer in the Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Education, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria. She is a member of the Nigeria Library Association (NLA). She obtained a Diploma, BLS degree and M.Sc from the Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria and Ph.D from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. She possesses professional certificates in IZO-007 Introduction to Oracle 9i: SQL and Oracle Database 10g: Administration I. She has published both in local, national and International journals. She has attended conferences and seminars in Nigeria and foreign countries. Her areas of interest include ICTs, research and statistics.

Omorodion Okuonghae (Ed.)

Omorodion Okuonghae is the Head of E-library Services at Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State, Nigeria. He holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Library and Information Science from Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. He has published numerous scholarly publications in reputable local and international outlets in the field of Library and information science. He has also presented papers in many local and national conferences. Omorodion has received several awards and recognitions including the ‘Best Paper Presenter’ award at the 57th Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Library Association, and the overall best graduating student recognition in the Department of Library and Information Science, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. Omorodion is highly passionate about Librarianship, Emerging Technologies in Library, Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication. He is a member of the Nigerian Library Association (NLA).


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