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Abstract

This paper sought to unravel the contributions of academic libraries in Nigeria towards science and technology development for the building of smart Nigerian cities basedon the Nigerian Smart City Initiative (NSCI). The paper proposed a new model that shows the linkage between academic libraries, science and technology development and smart city development. A review of the state of the art of academic libraries in Nigeria indicated their failings in their expected rolesin stimulating science and technology development for the building of smart Nigerian cities. To revitalize Nigerian academic libraries, the paper advocated for developmental efforts by the government, university and research communities to utilize the IPST (infrastructure-People-Systems-Technology) approach. The study concluded that while academic libraries in Nigeria have the potential for providing tremendous support for the transformation of Nigerian cities into smart cities, however, at the moment, if suggestions in this paper are not adopted and/or adapted, the realization of the goals of the Nigerian Smart City Initiative maybe far-fetched

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