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Academic Library in Nigeria: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
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Volume 3, 2015
Issue 4 (August)
Pages: 115-119   |   Vol. 3, No. 4, August 2015   |   Follow on         
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Authors
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Momodu O. M., Librarian, Ambrose Alli University Library, Ekpoma, Edo, Nigeria.
Abstract
What is today seen as academic library in Nigeria is the effort of several metamorphorical advancements that begin many years ago outside of the country. Yesterday it was merely a house that houses books for the purpose of protecting them. While today it is a physical building that provides knowledge and information to researchers and students of it home institution, tomorrow it is expected to be an intellectual vitality for mankind across institutional and national boundaries. By implication, the academic library is changing with technological advancements. This paper therefore makes every effort to provide an overview of the history of academic library as well as highlight some recommendations to strengthen academic library relevance in the twenty-first century advancement of information technology.
Keywords
Academic Library, Twenty-First Century, Information Technology, Nigeria
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