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Title: Challenges of Digital Library in Nigeria: An Overview of the University Of Jos
Authors: Igboechesi, Gilbert. P
Dang, Tihyaunin L.
Keywords: Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR)
Information Revolution
New Age
Issue Date: Aug-2019
Publisher: Exceller Open
Series/Report no.: Chapter 1;Pp 7- 16
Abstract: Knowledge is a continuum, central to any paradigm shift like the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR). This means that access to knowledge greatly increases one’s overall endeavors. Western nations have gone great lengths in making sure that accessing information which translates to knowledge is not just easy but interesting too. In our part of the world (Africa), few countries are participating in the information revolution. This calls for the need for Africa to not only become part of the digital world but to actively participate in its development. Because the new age before us, powered by FIR, is an age that is between the informed and the uninformed. Africa needs to be on the former. This article therefore x-rays the diverse challenges directly impacting on Man power, Infrastructure and Expertise that have continually hampered its attainment in Nigeria and the University of Jos Library in particular, and possible prospects towards solving them. Quantitative approach (descriptive design) and related secondary sourced materials were used to present the needed grounds for this article. It finally posits that while digital libraries remain the key technology for Africa and Africans to evolve, there are prompt and pertinent grounds that need to be worked on; all captured in the article.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2881
ISSN: 978-81-942413-2-4
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