International Journal of Education and Information Technology
Articles Information
International Journal of Education and Information Technology, Vol.3, No.2, Jun. 2018, Pub. Date: Jul. 23, 2018
Open Source Systems and Digital Library Services in Nigeria: A Review
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Authors
[01] Abdulwaheed Adebola Yusuf, Information and Communication Technology Department, Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Nigeria.
[02] Atanda Saliu Sambo, Library Department, Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Nigeria.
[03] Gabriel Oyedokun, Computer Engineering Department, Lagos City Polytechnic, Ikeja, Nigeria.
Abstract
The provision of refined information to patrons in the shortest possible time, as guaranteed by Digital Library, is cardinal to academic libraries. This has led to the emergence of Digital Library services in Nigerian academic libraries as a natural consequence of evolution of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) applications in librarianship. This study discusses the challenges faced by Digital Library services in Nigeria and how the capabilities of Open Source Systems can be harnessed toward overcoming such challenges.
Keywords
Digital Library Services, Open Source Systems, OpenStack, Dspace, Koha
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