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Library Digitization: Values and Challenges

Library Digitization: Values and Challenges
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Author(s): Michael Chinweike Chigbundu (Caleb University, Lagos, Nigeria), Bukunmi Wuraola Kehinde (Osun State University, Nigeria) and Oyeronke Oyetunji (Methodist Theological Institute, Nigeria)
Copyright: 2023
Pages: 8
Source title: Global Perspectives on Sustainable Library Practices
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Victoria Okojie (University of Abuja, Nigeria) and Magnus Osahon Igbinovia (Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-5964-5.ch004


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Digitization is the process of converting a non-digital document to a digital document that can be accessed, processed, and used on a computer. Digitization plays valuable roles in libraries. It helps with preserving library documents, enhancing wider access to library documents, helps with curbing plagiarism, helps with promoting global visibility of the parent's institution, and helps with reducing cost of purchasing library books. Despite these benefits, there exist some universities that are yet to embark on library digitization. This chapter discusses the values of library digitization and some challenges that intending libraries might face when embarking on library digitization. The chapter in addition discusses digitization workflow and gave some recommendations on library digitization best practices.

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