Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Academic Libraries

Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Academic Libraries

Adaeze, Nwona Nzewi

Pharmaceutical Library, Agulu Campus. NAU Awka Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Global Journal of Library and Information Science

The main purpose of the study is to assess Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in academic libraries. The application of ICT has provided more effective and efficient service delivery in the library. The use of ICT facilities is an important tool in the academic libraries as it supports resource sharing among academic libraries, increase effective and efficient service delivery, saves time, provide marketing opportunity of its services, provide speedy and easy access to information and to provide more up to date information to users. ICT facilities in the academic libraries are meant to work towards the actualization of the institution aims and objectives. The article discussed the following areas: to identify the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) facilities available in academic Libraries; to investigate areas ICT can be applied to in academic libraries; to examine the challenges of ICT application to library services and suggest strategies for improving ICT application to library services.

Keywords: Library Services, Facilities, Application, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Academic Libraries.

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Adaeze, Nwona Nzewi. Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Academic Libraries .Global Journal of Library and Information Science, 2020, 3:21. DOI: 10.28933/gjlis-2020-02-2405


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