November 18, 2010 – Nigerian Former Minister of Defense Dr. Olu Agunloye is advocating for the introduction of information communication technology (ICT) into the library system in the nation’s education sector. The fears of loss of jobs by librarians due to the digital library was allayed by Dr. Agunloye at the 30th Annual Seminar of the Nigerian Library Association (cataloguing, classification and indexing section) in Akure.

We found this interesting information on Vanguard in their article, “Ex-minister wants ICT in the nation’s libraries.” His main point to the audience of librarians was that traditional libraries are limited by storage space. However, digital libraries have the potential to store much more information, simply because digital information requires very little physical space to contain it.

Of course we’re all for going digital. It is also nice to see institutions with that much data know its value. Let’s hope they choose the right partner to convert their valuable data. Access Innovations is known as a leader in database production, standards development, and creating and applying taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.