Feasibility Study Project Proposal Nigerian Virtual Library for Universities and other Institutions of Higher Education. Read more...
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|Prof. G.O. Ajayi - Director-General / CEO - National Information Technology Agency (NITDA)|
|Mr Ifiok Archibong - Project Officer, National Virtual (Digital) Library Project - Nigerian National Universities Commission|
|Mrs. N.V. Atuanya - Senior Secretary (Communication, Information and Informatics) - Nigerian National Commission for UNESCO|
|Mrs. Taiwo Ayo - Assistant Chief Librarian (research) - National Librarian's Office|
|Prof. Doris O. Bozimo - Professor of Library Science and University Librarian - Ahmadu Bello University, Kashim Ibrahim Library|
|Dr. A. Ibrahim - Chairman, NUNet & Co-ordinator NEARNet - National Universities Commission, Nigerian Universities Network|
|D.A. Itamah - Director, Special Duties - National Teachers' Institute|
|Dr. Zakari Mohammed - Professor - Ahmadu Bello University, Faculty of Education, Department of Library & Information Science|
|L.U. Oparah - Deputy Director (PRS) - National Board for Technical Education|
|Dr Steve A. Osiobe - Deputy Director, Library Services - Nigerian National Universities Commission|
|Mr. Axel Plathe - Programme Specialist - UNESCO - Information Portal Section|
|Mr. John B. Rose - Senior Programme Specialist - UNESCO- Information Society Division|
|Dr. Peter F.U. Taylor - Head and Co-ordinator ABU-NUNet - Ahmadu Bello University, Electrical Engineering Department|
|Dr. M.O. Ubaru - Director (Technical Services) - National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)|
|Engr. F.C. Ugeagwu - Director, (Planning, Research & Statistics) - National Board for Technical Education|
|Mrs Jummai Umar - National Professional Officer, Virtual Library Feasibility Study - UNESCO-Abuja|
|Mr. Paul G. West - Education Specialist, Knowledge Management - Commonwealth of Learning|
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Within the framework of the Special Task Force for Nigeria, the Director-General of UNESCO and the President of the Republic of Nigeria in the first half of 2002 approved this Japan FIT extrabudgetary project. The purpose of the Feasibility study is to assess what elements are needed and what steps will have to be deployed in order to develop a Virtual Library for Universities and Institutions of Higher Learning in Nigeria through funds provided by the Government and other donors. It shall serve as an action-oriented policy and project development tool for the implementation of such a project in Nigeria. To date, several intersectoral (CI, ED, Field Office and Central Services) meetings have been held at HQ to lay the groundwork for the Study. Equally, several meetings have taken place between differing HQ staff and Nigerian officials relative to this project.
At a meeting convened by DIR/BSP on 11 September 2002, it was decided that a UNESCO team would formally launch the FS. Dates for this mission were set for early November. Also, it was decided that a member from BSP, CI and ED would form the UNECO team and liase with UNESCO-Abuja and the Nigerian NatCom for UNESCO. Unfortunately, ED consultant was unavailable for the present mission. The mission included visits to Abuja, Zaria, Kaduna and Lagos.
Objectives for the mission:
- to formally launch the Nigerian Virtual Library Feasibility Study.
- to hold information meetings with appropriate national authorities.
- to reach decisions as to the delivery schedule for the project and it's end-date (with a view to establishing phases of implementation of the Study’s recommendations).
- recruitment/selection of the NPO (c.f. draft TORs below)
- agreement on terms of reference for the various consultants necessary with possible initial identification of certain appropriate persons.
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