Kamla-Raj 2005                                                                                J. Soc. Sci., 0(0): 199-205 (2005)

 

 

 Nigerian University Libraries and the Challenges of Globalization:

The Way Forward

 

L. A. Ogunsola

 

Hezekiah Oluwasanmi, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

E-mail: logunsola2002@yahoo.com

 

KeyWords Nigerian university libraries; globalization; IT revolution; ICT; digital libraries

 

Abstract The main aim of this paper is to examine the importance, implications and opportunities opened to Nigerian libraries in current Information Age as related to the concept of globalization. The paper shall attempt to address possible areas of importance and advantages that can propel Nigerian universities and their libraries in to being a respective player in the global IT revolution and enhance their status in what is now widely called as Global Village. The paper stresses the necessity for Nigerian universities to be part of the new and emerging technologies, which are challenging the traditional process of teaching and learning and the way education is managed. Strategies of leap-frogging Nigerian libraries in to an enviable position of Information Technology will be carefully articulated in this paper.

 


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