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Global Perspectives on Sustainable Library Practices
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The Role of Library Digitization in Access and Preservation of Library Resources
Michael Chinweike Chigbundu (Caleb University, Lagos, Nigeria)
Copyright: © 2023 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-5964-5.ch008
Abstract
Digitization implies conversion of a paper document to a digital document. The main reasons for library digitization are to enhance access and preservation of library resources. Despite the benefits of library digitization, it is disheartening to know that while libraries in developed countries are putting in efforts digitizing their resources, little effort is being put by libraries in developing countries to digitize their resources. Hence, this chapter attempts to create awareness of the importance of library digitization in the preservation and enhancement of access of library resources. In addition to discussing the roles of library digitization in preservation and enhancement of access of library resources, the chapter also discussed some digitization tools, some misconceptions of library digitization, stages of library digitization, and some challenges of library digitization. Some recommendations were also given in the chapter.
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Library Digitization: Values and Challenges
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