Consortium Building among Academic Libraries The Legal and Ethical Considerations

London Journal of Research in Science: Natural and Formal
Volume | Issue | Compilation
Authored by Lekan Abiola , Abiola, A, Abioye, Olalekan Abiola Awujoola
Classification: NA
Keywords: consortium building, academic libraries, legal factors to consortium, ethical factors to consortium.
Language: English

The ever increasing and complex needs of information users, accelerated rate of information explosion, dwindling library budget, escalation of prices of information resources and many more have given rise to a set of pressing problems in providing adequate and relevant services by academic libraries and information centres across the globe. As a solution to these problems, taking advantages of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), libraries have started sharing their resources and services through consortium to satisfy their users better. The multi-disciplinary and multi-dimensional nature of the library and information science profession in the 21st century has created opportunities and challenges for information centres in developing countries like Nigeria which wise to join consortium platforms. It is imperative then that libraries consider legal and ethical requirements to consortium building as a way of ensuring sustainable collaboration platforms among them. This study examines some legal and ethical factors necessary for consortium building in Nigeria.


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