Library Computerisation at the University of Benin, Nigeria

Sanni, Grace A.; Idiodi, Evelyn A.
April 2004
African Journal of Library, Archives & Information Science;Apr2004, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p65
Academic Journal
The paper gives an outline of the history of automation in academic libraries in Nigeria. It tries to enunciate the conditions necessary for computerisation as well as the criteria for choosing software in Nigerian libraries. The paper also describes ongoing computerisation of library operations at the John Harris Library, University of Benin. The software of choice is SLAM -- Strategic Library Automation Management. -which is developed by a local library systems consultant and runs on the Oracle DBMS platform. The paper reviews the different modules of the software, and its advantages over other library automation software.


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