IRMA-International.org: Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Libraries and Preservation of Indigenous Knowledge in Developing Countries: The Nigeria Experience

Libraries and Preservation of Indigenous Knowledge in Developing Countries: The Nigeria Experience
View Sample PDF
Author(s): Abdulmumin Isah (University of Ilorin, Nigeria), M. T. Bashorun (University of Ilorin, Nigeria) and K. T. Omopupa (University of Ilorin, Nigeria)
Copyright: 2012
Pages: 11
Source title: Library and Information Science in Developing Countries: Contemporary Issues
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): A. Tella (University of Ilorin, Nigeria) and A.O. Issa (University of Ilorin, Nigeria)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-335-5.ch008

Purchase

View Libraries and Preservation of Indigenous Knowledge in Developing Countries: The Nigeria Experience on the publisher's website for pricing and purchasing information.

Abstract

This chapter traces the role of libraries in the preservation of Indigenous Knowledge (IK) in developing countries. It also highlights the nature of indigenous knowledge and the traditional role of libraries at preserving it for posterity; it discusses current issues surrounding the management of IK in libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions. It examines the various use of indigenous knowledge by array of information users within and outside the libraries. It x-rayed the traditional library services of identifying, acquiring, organizing, and presentation of IK to the adoption of Information and Communication Technologies. It concludes with the challenges in IK preservation and suggests measures that can be taken to alleviate the challenges.

Related Content

Osemwegie Taiwo Wesley. © 2022. 12 pages.
Christiana Danjuma. © 2022. 13 pages.
Odey Simon Robert. © 2022. 16 pages.
Uchenna Azubuike Ezeogu. © 2022. 8 pages.
Bassey Okon. © 2022. 19 pages.
Melchizedec J. Onobe. © 2022. 17 pages.
Subir Sinha. © 2022. 11 pages.
Body Bottom