International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 240

Review

Information and communication technology as a vehicle for improving the collection development of school libraries resources in Nigeria

Fabunmi Francis Adesoji1, Richard Olumakinde Jegede1*, and Michael Otedola2
  1Librarian, Ekiti State University Ado-Ekiti Nigeria. 2College of Primary Education, Noforija-Epe, Lagos State, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 16 July 2013
  •  Published: 31 October 2013

Abstract

 

The motive of any library is to collect, organize, preserve and disseminate information to their particular users. The information that is made available to users especially in school libraries is usually presented in form of printed text, graphics, sound, animation or still pictures etc.  This presentation can be enhanced by the use of appropriate Information and Communication Technology (ICT). It has made it possible to handle information in a variety of forms.  Information conveyed by speech, texture materials, pictures or tables of numbers can be dealt with easily. This paper has tried to summarize the various methods by which Information and Communication Technology can improve the collection development of school libraries in Nigeria. It offers new possibilities in the emerging technology for the improvement of collection development for school libraries exemplifies by many scholars in this area.

 

Key words: Information and communication technology, collection development, school library resources.