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Extent of Automation in South Eastern Nigerian Libraries
Nigerian Library Link (2011)
  • Chinwe Veronica Anunobi, Dr, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka Nigeria
  • Ifeany Edwin Ogbo
Abstract

The paper x-rays the extent of automation in South East Nigerian libraries. Ex-post-factor research method was adopted for the study involving the study of 35 libraries in the South Eastern geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The study revealed that out of six public and five ministries of Education /Information libraries, none is automated. It also revealed that out of the 24 academic libraries, only two are automated. Based on the findings it is recommended that: all the three tiers of government should automate their government departmental libraries to ensure efficient storage, retrieval and dissemination of government information; state and federal governments should provide ICT facilities in their public and academic libraries, adequate opportunities for students and researchers should be created to use ICT applications and there should be adequate supply of electricity to power the ICT facilities

Keywords
  • Automation,
  • Nigeria,
  • Libraries,
  • South East
Publication Date
October, 2011
Citation Information
Chinwe Veronica Anunobi and Ifeany Edwin Ogbo. "Extent of Automation in South Eastern Nigerian Libraries" Nigerian Library Link Vol. 9 Iss. 1&2 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/chinwe_anunobi/14/