Open Educational Resources and Driving Access to Knowledge: Action for Libraries in Nigeria

dc.contributor.author Igwe, Ukoha O
dc.coverage.placeName Nigeria en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Africa en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-17T23:02:18Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-17T23:02:18Z
dc.date.issued 2013-11
dc.description.abstract In the world of exponential growth of information and the influx of technologies in diverse formats, access to information and knowledge is a critical issue. Information and knowledge are worthless if access cannot be adequately provided. Knowledge is as important as the level of access provided. Open Educational Resources (OERs) provide strategic channel to access knowledge. They are important where access to information and knowledge is limited. This paper discusses the lead actions libraries in Nigeria can take to drive access to knowledge. The landscape of library operations has changed and is still changing; similarly action points for libraries must also continue to change to adapt and develop new models of operations. It discusses the challenges facing most libraries in Nigeria in harnessing the OERs as tools to improve lives and livelihoods in the march towards the information society. In driving access to knowledge, libraries in Nigeria must strive to bridge the digital divide, explore the potentialities of OERs, create a network of digital libraries, explore the possibilities and potentialities of ICT and make individual local resources accessible over networks. // Paper ID: 294 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11599/1831
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Promoting Open Educational Resources en_US
dc.subject Open Educational Resources (OER) en_US
dc.subject Access en_US
dc.subject Library and Information Services en_US
dc.subject Digital Divide en_US
dc.title Open Educational Resources and Driving Access to Knowledge: Action for Libraries in Nigeria en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
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