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An Assessment of Digital Library Functions and Services in Nigerian Academic Libraries

An Assessment of Digital Library Functions and Services in Nigerian Academic Libraries
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Author(s): Jerome Idiegbeyan-Ose (Covenant University, Nigeria), Stella C. Nduka (University of Lagos, Nigeria), Olalekan A. Adekunjo (University of Ibadan, Nigeria)and Innocent Okoedion (Institute of Technology and Management, Nigeria)
Copyright: 2015
Pages: 13
Source title: Handbook of Research on Inventive Digital Tools for Collection Management and Development in Modern Libraries
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): S. Thanuskodi (Alagappa University, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8178-1.ch014


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This chapter critically assess digital library functions and services in Nigeria academic libraries. It highlighted the roles of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) that brought about digital libraries. It is a collection of digital contents that is housed electronically and made available to users. The advantages of digital library were also discussed such as improved access, improved information preservation, it improved information sharing, it enhances library functions and services. Nigerian academic libraries has benefited from the enormous benefits of digital library. The chapter stressed that effort should be improved consortium building so as to improve the services Nigerian libraries render to their patrons. The chapter concludes that Digital library has come a long way in Nigeria, and 21st century libraries cannot afford to render services to users without digital contents added to the prints resources. Therefore, Nigeria libraries and information centres must cooperate in a formal consortia building; this will go a long way to reduce the burden of all participating libraries.

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