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Year : 2020, Volume : 40, Issue : 1
First page : ( 25) Last page : ( 33)
Print ISSN : 0970-1052. Online ISSN : 2320-317X. Published online : 2020  1.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2320-317X.2020.00004.5

Present status of information and communication technology in nigerian academic libraries: A review of literature

Shehu Abdullahi Bala*Research Scholar, Singh K.P.**,*Associate Professor, Oyiza Habiba Ochepa***

*Department of Library and Information Science, II Floor, Tutorial Building, Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi, Delhi-110 007, India

**Department of Library and Information Science, II Floor, Tutorial Building, Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi, Delhi-110 007, India

***Baze University Abuja Nigeria.

*Corresponding Author: K.P. Singh (PhD), Associate Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, II Floor, Tutorial Building, Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi, Delhi-110 007, India E-mail: Kpsingh330@gmail.com

Online published on 10 August, 2020.

Received:  02  January,  2020; Accepted:  13  March,  2020.

ABSTRACT

Application of information and communication technologies to academic libraries has brought remarkable improvement to various services offered by the library, ICT has improved efficiency and influenced changes from storehouses to knowledge management centers, however application of ICT in developing economies like Nigeria is still in budding stage, application and utilization of ICT is marred with various challenges, this paper attempts to review the status of ICT in academic libraries of Nigeria keeping in view benefits, challenges, ICT competence of library and information science professionals. it is hoped that the present studies will guide the library and information professional and management staff on effective application of ICT, understanding the need and relevance of ICT skill acquisitions by the library and information science professionals.

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KEYWORDS

ICT, Application, Utilization, Academic libraries, Nigeria.

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