Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

1-9-2019

Citation

ICT AND THE FUTURE OF LIBRARY: A REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

By

Ekwelem Chukwunaza

Abstract

Libraries are created as an authenticated and authoritative parlance where knowledge of all human endeavor can be acquired, processed, preserved and made easily accessible by all irrespective of sex, status, religion, race or color. Its primary role is to meet the information need of its users and the society at large. These were achieved previously through conventional means of library services which includes the traditional means of acquiring, storing, retrieving, cataloguing and classification, circulation etc. of information. With the introduction of Information and communication technology library and information services have experienced unprecedented changes and transformation. This paper looked into conceptual background of ICT and library, the impact of ICT in libraries, their setbacks which pose as threats to the future of libraries in this ICT era, and also made possible suggestions on creating an ICT base libraries.

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