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What is Library Digitization

Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Librarianship
This the act of converting a paper document to a digital document.
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Digitization of Library Resources and the Development of Institutional Repositories in Nigeria
Michael Chinweike Chigbundu (Caleb University, Nigeria) and Nafisat Zajime Bako (Federal University, Lokoja, Nigeria)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-9094-2.ch019
Institutional repositories are online repositories that contain scholarly works of staff and students of an institution. The repositories provide access to a school's scholarly works and reflect present and past research works of the institution. This chapter gives a review of the concept of library digitization, status of institutional repositories in Nigeria, process of digitization, guidelines for library digitization, digitization workflow, and challenges of library digitization. It identifies the various universities in Nigeria that have established institutional repositories. The chapter also reviewed the library digitation carried out in some of these institutions. It concluded that Nigeria lags behind in the practice of library digitization and the establishment of institutional repositories. Some challenges were highlighted as factors affecting library digitization and institutional repositories in Nigeria. Some recommendations were suggested to ensure successful establishment and implementation of library digitization and institutional repositories in Nigeria.
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