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Institutional Repositories and Libraries in Nigeria: Interrogating the Nexus

Ifijeh, Goodluck and Adebayo, Oyeronke and Izuagbe, Roland and Olawoyin, Olajumoke R. (2020) Institutional Repositories and Libraries in Nigeria: Interrogating the Nexus. In: Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice. IGI Global Online.

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Institutional repositories (IRs) are emerging trends in scholarly discourse among members of the academic community in Nigeria. Global practice shows that many IRs are administered by librarians in the academia. This article examines the nexus between libraries and IRs. It observed that though the emergence of IRs holds great advantage for academic institutions, many Nigerian institutions, especially universities, do not have functional IRs because of the inability of their libraries to run them. The article further identifies the digital divide, inadequate financing, the lack of ICT skills and awareness as well as copyright issues as challenges inhibiting the establishment and management of IRs in Nigeria. Recommendations are made for dealing with the identified challenges.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2020 13:56
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2020 13:56

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