Cataloguing and classification online: the experience of Redeemer's University Library

A.A. Adeleke (Redeemer's University, Redemption City, Nigeria)
R. Olorunsola (Redeemer's University, Redemption City, Nigeria)

The Electronic Library

ISSN: 0264-0473

Publication date: 20 November 2007

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to report the use of ICT by cataloguers at a private university library in Nigeria.

Design/methodology/approach

A description of the procedures and processes undertaken is given.

Findings

The description of the processes involved in the use of ICT by cataloguers reveals the effectiveness and efficiency of online searches for the purpose of cataloguing and classification. A few were identified. The study shows the potential offered by the use of ICT, which libraries in developing nations – and indeed Nigeria – have not fully embraced. The paper reveals the low level of ICT literacy in libraries in Nigeria and concludes that this is a result of the deficiency in the practical training of librarians in the use of ICT in Nigerian library schools.

Practical implications

The conclusion is that there is an urgent need for librarians in developing nations to gain proficiency in the use of ICT as a tool in libraries.

Originality/value

The paper provides information on the level of ICT use for cataloguing and classification in a private university library in Nigeria. This experience shows the importance of why libraries in developing countries should address the desired level of ICT literacy among their librarians.

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Citation

Adeleke, A.A. and Olorunsola, R. (2007), "Cataloguing and classification online: the experience of Redeemer's University Library", The Electronic Library, Vol. 25 No. 6, pp. 725-732. https://doi.org/10.1108/02640470710837146

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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