Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Winter 2-7-2023

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This research article was published in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria


This paper examines emerging technologies for indigenous knowledge management by public libraries of Akwa Ibom State. It conceptualise indigenous knowledge, indigenous knowledge management and emerging technologies. The different Indigenous knowledge of Akwa Ibom State were explored. The emerging technologies for management of indigenous knowledge were evaluated. The paper concluded that indigenous knowledge is the identity and prestige of the local people as their cultural heritage over centuries are embedded in it. Hence, it should be adequately managed by public libraries for posterity of the local people and indeed the world over. The paper recommends among others that government should adequately equip public libraries in Akwa Ibom State with emerging technological tools as well as provide constant internet connections for effective management of indigenous knowledge.