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ERIC Number: EJ1072713
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-2141-1905
Globalization, Information Technology and Higher Education in Nigeria: The Roles of Library Professionals
Uwhekadom, Ejimaji Emmanuel; Olawolu, Oladunni Elizabeth
African Higher Education Review, v7 n1 p79-87 May 2013
The influence of globalization and information technology on higher education in Nigeria was investigated through a descriptive survey design. Forty-five professional librarians from University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni Port Harcourt, Federal College of Education (Technical) Omoku Rivers State and librarians in Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUT) library were surveyed. The instruments for data collection were questionnaires and observation. Findings from the research reveals that globalization and information technology have impacted positively on higher education in Nigeria in terms of access to information, collaboration and contact among faculty members, better and faster scholarly communication among researchers as well as students throughout the world. The implication of these findings is that professional librarians in Nigeria should embrace new technologies through retraining, conferencing, workshops and then adopt new strategies which would improve information services delivery that would meet international best practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria