ERIC Number: EJ903197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Creating Electronic Access to Newspaper Information in Nigeria: The Information Aid Network (IFAnet) Experience
Ola, Christopher O.; Ojo, Reuben A.
Educational Research and Reviews, v1 n7 p196-200 Oct 2006
This paper highlights the value of newspaper information and the methods adopted in organizing, preserving and disseminating it. The paper dwells on the traditional ways of managing newspaper resources and the need to device a new medium of accessing the information contents of the resource. It enumerates the steps taken in conserving newspaper information and building access descriptors for retrieval from the massive information contained in numerous newspapers churned out daily, weekly or periodically. An NGO, (IFAnet), concerned with managing information and using newspapers as one of its major resources has been used as the case study.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Newspapers, Access to Information, Electronic Publishing, Databases, Nongovernmental Organizations, Information Centers, Libraries, Information Seeking, Library Services
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria