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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. (2017) Institutional Repositories and Libraries in Nigeria: Interrogating the Nexus. Journal of Cases in Information Technology..

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Abstract

Institutional repositories (IRs) are emerging trends in scholarly communication among members of the academic community in Nigeria. Global practice shows that many IRs are managed by academic libraries and librarians. This paper examined 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 paper further identified digital divide, inadequate finance, lack of ICT skills and awareness as well as copyright issues as challenges inhibiting the establishment and management of IRs in Nigeria. It made recommendations for dealing with the identified challenges.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Repository, Academic Libraries, Universities, Information and Communication Technology, Nigeria, Digital Divide, Copyright, Open Access
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2017 14:47
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2017 14:47
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/9065

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