Implementing a National Virtual Library for Higher Institutions in Nigeria

Gbaje, Ezra Shiloba Implementing a National Virtual Library for Higher Institutions in Nigeria. Libres : Library and Information Science Research Electronic Journal, 2007, vol. 17, n. 2, pp. 1-15. [Journal article (Print/Paginated)]

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The Virtual Library provides access to tools such as databases, electronic journals, alerting services, online reference tools, and quality-selected web resources that improve the quality of teaching and research. Unfortunately various virtual library initiatives in Nigeria within the past six years have remained a mirage. This desk study examined the national library virtual project initiatives and identifies the challenges of its implementation within the Nigerian context. Misconceptions of what constitute a virtual library, unavailability of the basic information infrastructure, poor policy implementation and lack of web technologies skilled digital/systems librarians have been identified as some of the challenges in the implementation of the national Virtual Library Project. The study also highlights the process of building a virtual library, collection development, acquisition and access of electronic resources in the virtual library, which are the basic skills required for the deployment and sustainability of the national virtual library.

Item type: Journal article (Print/Paginated)
Keywords: Virtual Library, Nigerian Higher Education, Digital Library, Digitization, Nigeria Information Technology Policy, Ezra Shiloba Gbaje, Building Virtual Library, Sharondelight Information Consult.
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services > IZ. None of these, but in this section.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DZ. None of these, but in this section.
Depositing user: Ezra S. Gbaje
Date deposited: 28 Jul 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:12
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/11903

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