Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

2011

Abstract

Developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have changed nations and their citizens across the world regardless of their political or socioeconomic systems. The paper critically examined the effectiveness of the various ICT policies in Nigeria, and their effect on library services. This study became imperative due to the fact that, nations like Nigeria need strong ICT policies that are fully implemented to change the nation and her citizenry. It is obvious that the various information and communication technology policies in Nigeria have not achieved the set objectives. This is because the policies are not fully implemented by the various bodies such as National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), and Government at various levels, which are charged with the implementation responsibilities to achieve the set objectives of the IT policy, Telecommunications policy and Computer Education policy in Nigeria. This in turn has affected the use of ICT facilities to effectively utilize services provided by the Internet in rendering information services in libraries.