Awarenes of digital preservation strategies by librarians in Nigeria

Sambo Atanda Saliu Cln, Saturday U. Omeluzor Mirm, and Usman A. Saliu Cln (pp. 413-427)
State that the awareness and investment of libraries in Nigeria on digital library services are on the increase. Despite this trend, most libraries are yet to harness this opportunity, hence it became imperative for libraries and other relevant stakeholders to consider digital preservation as priority, and ensure continuous access to digital resources to sustain services. Investigates the awareness of librarians in Nigeria about digital preservation strategies in libraries. A social survey method of research was adopted for the study and questionnaire as a research instrument was used. Reveals that many libraries lack digital preservation policy while many librarians do not have training on digital resources preservation. Reports that knowledge among librarians about digital preservation is low. Preservation challenges identified includes lack of management support, standard and policies as well as poor funding and low capacity building for libraries and librarians. Recommended for the development and implementation of digital preservation policies, training and retraining of librarians, and review of Library and Information Science (LIS) curriculum, among others.