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Issues and Challenges in the Development of Open Access Publishing and Scholarly Communications in Nigeria

  title={Issues and Challenges in the Development of Open Access Publishing and Scholarly Communications in Nigeria},
  author={I. Oluwasemilore},
The paper notes that advances in technology have resulted in the emergence of open access publishing and scholarly communication. Open access publishing typically provides an internet based digital platform for the publication of research output with unrestricted access to the public while scholarly publication networks encompass inter linked information access to database by educational institutions. The growth of open access publishing and scholarly communication has been very remarkable in… Expand
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Open Access Initiative and the Developing World
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A study of Internet usage in Nigerian universities: A case study of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
The study concludes that the use of the Internet for academic research at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria would significantly improve through the provision of more access points at Departmental and Faculty levels. Expand
What are Digital Libraries? Competing Visions
  • C. Borgman
  • Computer Science
  • Inf. Process. Manag.
  • 1999
It is found that the term ‘digital library’ is used in two distinct senses: research-oriented definitions and library community definitions, which serve to focus attention on practical challenges to be addressed in the transformation of research libraries and universities. Expand
Open access to the scientific journal literature
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Optimising Internet Bandwidth in Developing Country Higher Education.
Higher education institutions in developing countries have to deal with growing demands on their Internet infrastructures. Managing this demand usually requires that infrastructure –Expand
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The mission of a library is to link the past and the present, and help shape the future by preserving the records of human culture, as well as integrating emerging information technologies. Expand
Digital library research: current developments and trends
This column gives an overview of current trends in digital library research under the following headings: digital library architecture, systems, tools and technologies; digital content andExpand