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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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    Mr. Hans 1d'Orville - Director - UNESCO, Bureau of Strategic Planning

    Dr. Okanlawon O. Adediji - Automation Librarian - University of Lagos

    Mr. Akinbode Agbaoye - Deputy Director (OOMRE) - National Universities Commission

    Prof. G.O. Ajayi - Director-General / CEO - National Information Technology Agency (NITDA)

    Mr Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola - - Presidency

    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

    Mr Hubert J. Charles - Head of Office and UNESCO Representative to Nigeria - UNESCO-Abuja

    Mrs Angela Eze - Computer Manager - National Teachers' Institute

    Professor O. Ibidapo-Obe - Vice-Chancellor - University of Lagos

    Dr. A. Ibrahim - Chairman, NUNet & Co-ordinator NEARNet - National Universities Commission, Nigerian Universities Network

    D.A. Itamah - Director, Special Duties - National Teachers' Institute

    Mrs. A.O. Itegboje - Director, MIS - Yaba College of Technology

    Mrs. M.Y. Katagum - Secretary-General - Nigerian National Commission for UNESCO

    Dr. Zakari Mohammed - Professor - Ahmadu Bello University, Faculty of Education, Department of Library & Information Science

    Prof. A. Mustapha - Deputy-Vice Chancellor (Admin.) - Ahmadu Bello University

    Professor Peter Okebukola - Executive Secretary - National Universities Commission

    Dr. S. Olajire Olanlokun - Librarian - University of Lagos

    R.I. Ologbonsaiye - Librarian - Yaba College of Technology

    Mrs. O.O. Omolayole - National Librarian - National Library of Nigeria

    L.U. Oparah - Deputy Director (PRS) - National Board for Technical Education

    Dr Steve A. Osiobe - Deputy Director, Library Services - Nigerian National Universities Commission

    Olubunmi Owoso - Rector - Yaba College of Technology

    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

    Engr. Dr. Nuru A. Yakubu - Executive Secretary - National Board for Technical Education


    Book
    How to Build a Digital Library - by Ian H. Witten and David Bainbridge
    Digital Libraries?—off-the-shelf technology; just add documents and stir. Of course, we are talking about very different things: a personal library of ephemeral notes hardly compares with a national treasurehouse of information. But don’t sneer at the “library” of e-mail: this collection gives its user valued searching and browsing facilities, and with half a week’s rather than half an hour’s work one could create a document management system that stores documents for a large multinational corporation. More


    Documents
    Minutes of the Meeting of the the UNESCO HQ Committee on the Nigerian Virtual Library Feasibility Study held on 11 September 2002 - by BSP/FWR
    Three agendi items:
    1. New information since last meeting;
    2. Practical Measures to implement the project; and,
    3. Nigerian Virtual Library site in portal More

    Guidelines for Digitization Projects: for collections and holdings in the public domain, particularly those held in libraries and archives - by UNESCO, IFLA, ICA
    These Guidelines have been produced by a working group representing IFLA and the ICA that was commissioned by UNESCO to establish guidelines for digitization programmes for collections and holdings in the public domain. The contract specified that the guidelines should so far as possible be particularly applicable to institutions in countries of the developing world. Members of the group were nominated by IFLA and ICA and their activities were coordinated by Sjoerd Koopman, Coordinator of Professional Activities for IFLA. More

    "An Integrated ICT-Support for ODL in Nigeria: The Vision, the Mission and the Journey so Far" - by Olugbemiro Jegede
    Position Paper More

    Nigeria Multipurpose Community Telecentre Programme - by Mike Jensen
    Project document drafted following mission to Nigeria in December 2001. More

    National ICT Networks: The Nigerian Field - by Aminu Ibrahim
    A country presentation for the Foundation Partnership for Higher Education in Africa’s Conference and Workshop on “Effective Use of ICT to Create a New Environment for Learning, Teaching, and Research”, held at the UN International Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, July 29- August 1, 2002 More

    Feasibility Study on the Development of a Virtual Library by Institutions of Higher Education in Nigeria - by
    The report considered various issues, contexts and relevant options, related to Content; Infrastructure and Delivery Methods; Legal, Copyright and Payment issues; Administration and Management; Human Resources Management; Funding and Sustainability; Implementation Strategies and Budget. More

    Implementation Status Report - Nigerian Virtual Library for Universities and Other Institutions of Higher Education - by F.W. Russell
    Report on the advancement of work, prepared for the Review Meeting held at UNESCO Headquarters on 5 March 2003. More

    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 - by FW (Russ) Russell, BSP/DIR & Hezekiel Dlamini, UNESCO-Nairobi, CI
    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.
    More

    Nigerian-American Information Initiative (NAII) - by Donald Bishop, Counselor of Embassy for Public Affairs American Embassy, Abuja
    More

    The Nigerian Universities Network (NUNet) in Brief - by Aminu Ibrahim
    There are 53 university-institutions in Nigeria, owned variously by the Federal and State Governments, and the private sector (7);

    There are more than 250 higher education (HE) and research institutions, including Polytechnics, Colleges of Education, and research institutions and allied agencies. More

    Feasibility Study Project Proposal Nigerian Virtual Library for Universities and other Institutions of Higher Education - by UNESCO, BSP
    Project Document for the Feasibility Study as approved by the Director-General of UNESCO and the Government of Japan (Donor) More

    Nigerian National Policy for Information Technology (IT) - by Nigerian National Information Technology Development Agency
    Information Technology (IT) is the bedrock for national survival and development in a rapidly changing global environment, and challenges us to devise bold and courageous initiatives to address a host of vital socio-economic issues such as reliable infrastructure, skilled human resources, open government and other essential issues of capacity building. --- A developing nation like Nigeria, that aspires to participate effectively and become a key player in the emerging Information Age needs to have in place, More

    Science, Technology and ICT in Nigeria - by Professor G.O. Ajayi

    • Every nation has a price to pay for technological development. Science and Technology is the bedrock of this development.
    • The Science & Technology sector in general and Information & Communications Technology (ICT), in particular, represent areas that must be addressed for sustainable technological growth.
    • Three technological waves driving global economic development are:

      Information Technology

      Material Science

      Biotechnology
    • Technology is changing at an unprecedented rate and, without the proper machinery in place, one stands the risk of being left behind.
    More

    Status of ICT in the Nigerian Education Sector - by Aminu Ibrahim
    Information and Communication Technologies, properly defined, refer not so much to pieces of equipment, as the way they are put together, functionally deployed and utilized to further simplify access to, exchange and share relevant information resources. More

    Minutes of the intersectoral meeting held on 21 March 2002 - by UNESCO BSP/PMR
    Meeting organised by DIR/BSP for further discussions pertaining to the Feasability Study More

    National Virtual (Digital) Library Project - by Nigerian National Universities Commission
    Information brochure from the Federal Ministry of Education, Co-ordinator of the Virtual Library Project More


    Features

    Documents
    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


    News
    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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