Library and Information Science in Developing Countries: Contemporary Issues

Library and Information Science in Developing Countries: Contemporary Issues

A. Tella (University of Ilorin, Nigeria) and A.O. Issa (University of Ilorin, Nigeria)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: November, 2011|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 335
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-335-5
ISBN13: 9781613503355|ISBN10: 1613503350|EISBN13: 9781613503362
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Description:

The field of library and information science is experiencing significant and continued transformation as a result of advancements in digital technology. Adapting to new technologies is crucial for librarians and other information professionals, but there exists a particularly acute gap in technology adoption among developing countries.

Library and Information Science in Developing Countries: Contemporary Issues explores the relationship between global technology development and the impact of new technologies on library practice, library education, and information science. Book chapters and case studies in this work provide insight to and support for practitioners and executives concerned with the management of knowledge, information, and organizational development in different types of work environments and learning communities.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Career Progression of Library Professionals
  • Curriculum Delivery
  • Database Management
  • Digital Libraries
  • Digital Scholarship
  • E-Records Management
  • Funding of Library School Programs
  • Library Metadata
  • Library Staffing
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While many books abound on the practice of library and information science in the developed world, there are very few local materials devoted to the developing world, and yet still, only a negligible proportion of such books emanate from the local environment. This book, edited by Drs. Tella and Issa, has filled the void. This book will provide LIS students in developing countries the mastery of library and information science practice in developing countries. The contributors are distinguished professionals in their own rights, who have based their contributions mainly on research in their local environment.

– Prof. L.O. Aina, Dean, Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, University of Ilorin, Nigeria

"This book would be a useful addition to the collections of academic libraries. In the developing world, most of the articles could be useful study resources, and in developed countries it is valuable to have access to differing perspectives on ways of looking at and doing things that many of us have come to take for granted."

– Barbara Frame, Dunedin Public Library, Australian Library Journal, Vol. 61, No. 3
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Editor/Author Biographies
Adeyinka Tella is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. Tella is a Commonwealth Scholar who finished his PhD in September 2009 from the Department of Library and Information Studies; University of Botswana where he was awarded small grant for thesis writing for the PhD category in 2007 by the Council of Development in Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). He has written and published articles mostly in internationally reputable, refereed journals, together with chapters in books. He is one of the contributors to an information science reference “Cases on Successful E-learning Practices in the Developed and Developing World: Methods for the Global Information Economy.” Currently, he is the Associate Editor International Journal of Library and Information Science, and Editor-in-Chief- International Journal of Information Processing and Communication. He is also editorial board member, for Library Philosophy and Practice. Tella is an external examiner for Library and Information Science PhD candidates at Annamalai University and Bharathidasan University, Trichy, both in India. His re-search areas include e-learning, information literacy, information communication technology and management, information system evaluation, and psychology of information.
Abdulwahab Olanrewaju Issa holds DLS (1987), BLS (1991), and MLS (1996) Degrees from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and a PhD from the University of Ibadan (2007). He has taught in different library schools in Nigeria since 1992, including the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; the Federal Polytechnic, Offa; Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode; Kwara State University, Malete, and is currently, Senior Lecturer at University of Ilorin. He has also been an ex-Head of a LIS Department, ex-Director, Centre for Contining Education and ex-Chief Lecturer, Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State, Nigeria, Issa was once Vice-Chairman and now Chairman, Nigerian Library Association, Kwara State Chapter, and thus, a National Council member of NLA.
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Editorial Advisory Board
  • Prof. M. Tiamiyu, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Dr. Wole. Olatokun, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Prof. G. Oladiran, University of Botswana, Botswana
  • Prof. F.J. Ogwu, University of Botswana, Botswana
  • Dr. M.A. Onyewadume, University of Botswana, Botswana
  • Dr. A. Ayeni, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. S.O. Popoola, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Prof. S.O. Ojo, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Dr. Rasimah Aripin, Universti Technologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Dr. Kathrin. Figl, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria  
  • Dr. Ibrahim Farouck, Otaru University of Commerce, Japan
  • Dr. Ilana Lavy, Emek Yezreel College, Afula, Israel
  • Prof. J.S. Sadiku, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Prof. Mary K. Bolin, University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA