Theme: Digital Library: An Avenue To Serve Millions Of Patrons
The total of these top five (5) populated Nigerian universities have less than 180,000 students. Below are the most populated universities in Nigeria and their estimated population of students:
University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) – 36,000.
University of Ibadan (UI) – 35,000.
Amadu Bello University (ABU) – 32,000.
University of Lagos (UNILAG) – 44,183.
University of Calabar (UNICAL) – 29,000.
On the other hand the Bangladesh National University located in
Gazipur, Dhaka, has a total enrolment of 1,000,000 students,
scattered across its many affiliate colleges found throughout the
country as well as those on its main campus.
The teaching is provided through blended learning supported by their digital library.
Therefore Librarians must understand the role of digital library in
e-learning. This will enhance the capacity of our existing
institutions to absorb more students without the constraint of physical
In the last 7th annual e-library conference the role artificial
intelligence (AI) will play in Libraries was highlighted. This year
conference will focus on the possibilities provided by digital libraries
and e-learning in expanding the students’ absorption capacity of our
higher institutions in Nigeria.
Therefore today’s Librarians can equip themselves more by
transforming to digital librarians. One million students populated
institution can only be supported by e-learning and digital librarians.
It is possible in Nigeria.
The conference is aimed to train professionals in building and
managing digital libraries out of their own resources. There will be
extensive hands on practice and half day will be devoted to project on
developing prototype digital libraries.
1. To have knowledge of various hardware/software skills required for next generation libraries
2. To Have hands on training on use of KOHA and DSpace
3. Training on techniques for installation, modification of Library Management software
4. Interactive Session
The following topics will be discussed
Koha and DSpace – Technical and User Training
An intensive course for anyone who wants to host and set up their
own in-house Koha system. You\'ll set up a Koha Library System that is
secure, fully functional, and upgradable. You will also learn how to
use Koha to run your library.
Overview of Koha
Initial Koha configuration
How to catalogue items
How to circulate items
How to do batch operations on borrowers and items
Acquire materials using the acquisitions module
How to get out what you put in - statistics and reporting
Customising the look and feel
DSpace download and installation and administration
DSpace Customization & Working with the Interface
DSpace Road Map
Building Communities & Collections in DSpace
Membership, Subscription and Submission in DSpace
DSpace Administration: E-People, Group & Authorization Policies, and License
Library personnel, librarians, or IT staff who have an interest in
learning how to build and maintain a Koha software and Installation of
This Conference is non-residential. Participants are to lodge in
hotels of their choice near the conference centre. A list of these
Hotels will be provided on request.
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