Digitisation of Library Materials in Nigeria: Issues and Considerations for Information Professionals

Fatoki, Olayinka C.
April 2007
African Journal of Library, Archives & Information Science;Apr2007, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p15
Academic Journal
This article describes the potential role of digitisation in the development of Africa. It describes the efforts at the digital conversion of local information and resources held in some university libraries and national institutions in Nigeria. Theses and dissertations are the most commonly digitised, while others are newspapers, past question papers, manuscripts and special collections. The article also explores issues for the successful conversion of library materials to digital format and skills development opportunities and challenges in Africa. It submits that the willingness to share experiences gathered on digitisation programmes would broaden the knowledge base and contribute to the development of digitised African local content.


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