Robots in Nigerian academic libraries: Investigating infrastructural readiness and potential for library services

ODEYEMI, Samuel Oladunjoye (2019) Robots in Nigerian academic libraries: Investigating infrastructural readiness and potential for library services. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2019 - Athens, Greece - Libraries: dialogue for change in Session S08 - Information Technology. In: Robots in libraries: challenge or opportunity?, 21-22 August 2019, Wildau, Germany.

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Abstract

Robots in Nigerian academic libraries: Investigating infrastructural readiness and potential for library services

The study used the lens of Robotics and related strands such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the libraries to view how ready the selected Nigerian universities libraries vis-a-vis their librarians’ potentials of the technologies. The study addressed the following questions: What is the level of readiness of university libraries in Nigeria in terms of digital infrastructure, policy framework and human capacity for the adoption and use of robots in providing library and information services? What services are currently available in the university libraries that can potentially be adopted and rendered through robots? What are the attitudes of librarians towards the potential use of robots in providing and accessing library and information services?

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