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ADELEKE, AkinniyiA and Asaolu, Aderonke Olufunke (2015) EVOLVING A UNION CATALOGUE FOR NIGERIAN LIBRARIES. The Nigerian Cataloguer, Journal Of NLA Cataloguing and Classification Section, 2. ISSN 2315-9723

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The environment where computers communicate with each other has made resource sharing and collaborations easier and smoother among libraries. The environment has assisted libraries to develop cooperative strategies to maximize the opportunities of the Internet and its burgeoning applications to meet the ever-changing needs of library users. Creating and maintaining union catalogues is one of such strategies that have been adopted by libraries across the globe. However, a union catalogue is non-existent in Nigeria, although there had been past efforts in the direction by the National Library of Nigeria. This paper proposes a virtual union catalogue model for the development of a national union catalogue for Nigeria. The model requires that participating libraries have OPACs and that their library management software be Z39.50 compliant. With a well-coordinated steering committee in place, the paper concludes that it is possible for Nigerian libraries to achieve more quickly a union catalogue than it took some developed countries because of the networked environment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Union catalogue, Resource sharing, Cataloguing, OPAC, Nigerian libraries, Nigeria
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mrs Aderonke Olufunke Asaolu
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2016 11:55
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2023 09:40

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