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 (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 (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|
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