Library Consortia in Nigeria and the Place of ICT

Idiegbeyan-ose, Jerome and Ugwunwa, Esse and Adewole-Odeshi, Egbe (2015) Library Consortia in Nigeria and the Place of ICT. In: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology. IGI Global, pp. 4869-4877.

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Library Consortia implies the coming together of two or more libraries in a formal agreement to share their resources. The essence is that no library can boast of acquiring all the published literature in the world to render effective and efficient services for their users. Islam (2013) cited Manan (1998) and explained that libraries have been cooperating and collaborating on collection building for many years, he further stressed that the aim of library consortia is to maximize the availability of and access to information and service at a minimum cost, consortia enables the participating libraries to leverage shrinking budget, learn from each others, build better tools together and serve their users better by taking advantage of one another’s collection (Borek, 2006).

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Depositing User: TOLUWANI BOTU
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2019 14:21
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2019 14:21

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