Web technology in developing countries: The pathway for academic libraries in Nigeria

Susan N. Umeozor, PhD and Helen U. Emasealu, PhD
Keywords: Academic library, Web development, technology, librarians, Nigeria
Journal of Library Services and Technologies 2022 4(1), 31-43. Published: September 7, 2022


Abstract

This paper surveyed the impact of Web developmental stages on academic libraries in Nigeria. Literature regarding technological advancements in Web developmental stages with the associated innovations in library services were collected and utilized for the paper. The literature was provided a baseline data for the paper. Library services which could leverage on information communication technology (ICT) were identified. The paper highlighted the technological innovations and tools associated with each Web developmental stage and outlined how these could be adopted and integrated into the mainstream of library operations in-order to ensure improved service delivery especially in academic libraries. It concluded that technology has proven to be the future of information management and dissemination. It, therefore, urged librarians/libraries to embrace technologies and move with the trend in the information industry. The paper recommended the incorporation of computer science in library schools to train librarians who are ICT-competent to drive the course of ICT-compliant libraries.