Application of ICT in Teaching Information Organization in Nigerian Library Schools for Sustainable Development: A Comparative Study

Abstract

This study investigated the application of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in teaching of Information Organization in Nigerian Library schools for sustainable development. It was a comparative study of library schools in Nigeria. Four objectives and four research questions were formulated to guide the study. Descriptive survey design was employed in the study and questionnaire was used to gather data from postgraduate students in the Nigerian library schools. The findings from the study revealed that there is not enough time allocated to the teaching of Information organisation in Nigerian Library Schools.  All the ICT facilities listed in the study : CD-ROM, interactive white board, projectors, DDC Online, Online  LCSH, internet  and computers are not used in the teaching of Information Organisation in Nigerian Library Schools. Factors that militate against the use of ICT in teaching of Information Organisation were identified as funding, lack of internet subscription, poor  power supply and non-availability of the ICT resources in the library schools. It was recommended that more credit hours should be allocated for the study of Information Organisation and all the needed ICT facilities should be provided in the library schools.

Keywords: Cataloguing, Classification, information organization, library schools, web resources

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Pages: 48-60 (Download PDF)

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