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2021 | 21 | 121-140

Article title

Achieving the 4IR University Library in Sub-Saharan Africa: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges

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Realizacja czwartej rewolucji przemysłowej w bibliotece uniwersyteckiej w Afryce Subsaharyjskiej: trendy, szanse i wyzwania
DE
Durchführung der vierten industriellen Revolution in der Universitätsbibliothek in Subsahara-Afrika: Trends, Chancen und Herausforderungen

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Abstracts

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Aim: The paper examined the university library in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and the preconditions for achieving and sustaining the same in Nigeria. 4IR is characterized by a level of automation, deployment of emerging technologies and artificial intelligence, internet connectivity and accessibility to the global information network, subscription to reputable online databases, quality and comprehensive collection in diverse formats, preponderance of digital natives among patrons, increased demand for seamless access to online resources and virtual operations, new library spaces (learning commons, research commons and makerspace), open scholarly communication, research data management, social mediation applications, digital curation and preservation. The challenges militating against effective crystallization of 4IR university libraries include: financial constraints, inadequate infrastructure, resistance to change, inadequate skills and competencies, security and intrusion issues, lack of exposure to international standards. Conclusions: The paper recommended the following as requisite panacea: leadership, demonstrating and justifying returns on investment, benchmarking practices, anti-intrusion and back-up systems, adequate power supply and bandwidth, endowment and corporate social responsibility, indigenous library management software, and capacity building initiatives.
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Cel: W artykule podano badaniu uniwersytecką bibliotekę w czasie czwartej rewolucji przemysłowej (dalej: CRP) oraz warunki wdrożenia i utrzymania takiego rozwiązania w Nigerii. CRP jest charakteryzowana przez poziom automatyzacji, wdrażanie nowych technologii i sztucznej inteligencji, łączność z Internetem i dostępność do globalnej sieci informacyjnej, subskrypcję renomowanych internetowych baz danych, jakość i kompleksowy zbiór w zróżnicowanych formatach, generację epoki cyfrowej jako dominujących klientów, zwiększony popytem dla bezproblemowego dostępu do zasobów online i operacji wirtualnych, nowe przestrzenie biblioteczne (wspólne uczenie się, wspólne badanie i twórcza przestrzeń), otwartą komunikację naukową, zarządzanie danymi badawczymi, aplikacje mediacji społecznościowych, cyfrowe odzyskiwanie i zabezpieczanie. Wyzwania przeciwstawiające się skutecznej krystalizacji bibliotek uniwersyteckich CRP to: ograniczenia finansowe, nieodpowiednia infrastruktura, odporność na zmiany, nieodpowiednie umiejętności i kompetencje, kwestie bezpieczeństwa i włamań, brak znajomości międzynarodowych standardów. Wnioski: Artykuł zaleca następujące rozwiązania: przywództwo, wykazanie i uzasadnienie zwrotu z inwestycji, praktyki porównawcze, systemy przeciwwłamaniowe i systemy tworzenia kopii zapasowych, odpowiednie zasilanie i przepustowość, wyposażenie i społeczna odpowiedzialność biznesu, rodzime oprogramowanie do zarządzania bibliotekami oraz inicjatywy na rzecz budowania potencjału.
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Ziel: Im Beitrag untersuchte man die Universitätsbibliothek während der vierten industriellen Revolution sowie die Bedingungen der Einführung und Aufrechterhaltung einer solchen Lösung in Nigeria. Die Revolution ist gekennzeichnet durch das Niveau der Automatisierung, die Einführung neuer Technologien und der künstlichen Intelligenz, den Zugang zum Internet und die Zugänglichkeit des globalen Informationsnetzes, die Subskription renommierter Internetdatenbanken, die Qualität und die komplexe Sammlung in verschiedenen Formaten, die als dominierende Kunden betrachtete Generation des digitalen Zeitalters, die erhöhte Nachfrage nach problemlosem Zugang zu Online-Ressourcen und virtuellen Operationen, neue Bibliotheksräume (gemeinsames Lernen, Untersuchen und schöpferischer Raum), die offene wissenschaftliche Kommunikation, das Forschungsdatenmanagement, die Applikationen der Sozialmedien, die digitale Wiedergewinnung und Sicherstellung. Zu den Herausforderungen, die sich der effektiven Kristallisierung der Universitätsbibliotheken während der Revolution widersetzen, gehören: Finanzeinschränkungen, eine ungeeignete Infrastruktur, der Widerstand gegen Veränderungen, unzureichende Fähigkeiten und Kompetenzen, Sicherheits- und Einbruchsprobleme, die mangelnde Kenntnis internationaler Standards. Schlussfolgerung: Der Beitrag schlägt folgendes vor: das Leadership, die Festlegung und Begründung des Return on Investment, Vergleichspraktiken, Einbruchs- und Sicherungssysteme, eine angemessene Stromversorgung und Kapazität, die Ausrüstung und soziale Verantwortung des Unternehmens, native Bibliotheksverwaltungssoftware und Initiativen zum Potentialaufbau.

Year

Volume

21

Pages

121-140

Physical description

Dates

published
2021-11-24

Contributors

  • Elizade University
  • Samuel Adegboyega University. University Library

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