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    Feasibility Study Project Proposal Nigerian Virtual Library for Universities and other Institutions of Higher Education. Read more...    

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    Towards a Virtual Library for Nigeria - (Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), Kano)
    02-10-2003 12:48 pm Following a request by the President of Nigeria during the 31st General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in October 2001, the organization agreed to refocus its Special Plan Action programme for Nigeria towards establishing a Virtual Library for higher education institutions. The idea was that given the low capacity of the higher institutions to stock their libraries with relevant books and literature, it was imperative to exploit information and communication technologies (ICTs) to provide solution to this problem. This change was also necessitated by the report of the earlier mission of the Special Plan of Action, which identified the need for virtual library testbed as urgent and important in addressing the crisis of quality of education in the country. More

    UNESCO organized and hosted four-day workshop on Feasibility Study for Virtual Library - (CITAD, Vol. 2, No. 8)
    08-09-2003 8:00 am As part of the efforts to establish a virtual library by institutions of higher education in Nigeria, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) organized and hosted a four-day workshop on the Feasibility Study for the Virtual Library. More

    Latest Version of Greenstone just released: Building Digital Libraries with Open Source Software - (UNESCO)
    31-03-2003 8:50 am greenstone_140.jpgGreenstone is open-source software, issued under the terms of the GNU General Public License. The aim of the software is to empower users, particularly in universities, libraries, and other public service institutions, to build their own digital libraries. More

    A study of Internet usage in Nigerian universities: A case study of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria - (First Monday)
    01-02-2003 11:00 am The Internet is arguably one of the most significant technological developments of the late 20th century. However, despite the added benefits of this tool to learning, teaching and research, a number of problems still plague Internet connectivity and usage in the Nigerian University system. The objective of this study was to evaluate the level of utilization of the Internet for academic research at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Questionnaires were administered to postgraduate students spanning art and science based programmes. The results from the analysis of the responses showed that the use of the Internet ranked fourth (17.26 percent) among the sources of research materials. However, respondents who use the Internet ranked research materials (53.42 percent) second to e-mail (69.86 percent). The study concludes that the use of the Internet for academic research would significantly improve through the provision of more access points at Departmental and Faculty levels. More

    Jigawa Establishes N18m Internet Cafes - (Daily Trust (Abuja))
    26-12-2002 11:42 am The Nigerian Jigawa State government has released N18 million for the establishment of Internet cafes and the improvement of its information institute to boost the study of computer science in the state. More

    Next Technology Launches National Internet Project - (This Day (Lagos))
    27-11-2002 11:00 pm For Nigeria's teeming rural dwellers, there is fresh hope of affordable Internet access as one of the country's IT players, Next Technology Limited, launches its Nigeria Internet Project (NIP). The NIP is geared at providing cheap Internet access via Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) to the 765 local government areas (LGAs) of the country, according to Lai Omotola, managing director of Next Technology. More


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    Feasibility Study on the Development of a Virtual Library by Institutions of Higher Education in Nigeria

    Feasibility Study Project Proposal Nigerian Virtual Library for Universities and other Institutions of Higher Education

    Guidelines for Digitization Projects: for collections and holdings in the public domain, particularly those held in libraries and archives

    Implementation Status Report - Nigerian Virtual Library for Universities and Other Institutions of Higher Education

    Mission Report (4-16 November 2002) with the purpose of Launching the Feasibility Study for the Development of a Virtual Library for Universities and Institutions of Higher Learning in Nigeria


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    17-11-2002 11:00 pm - Director-General of UNESCO on official visit to Nigeria (18 - 20 November 2002) - Office of the Spokesperson

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