REPOSITIONING OF KNOWLEDGE RESOURCE CENTRES FOR EFFECTIVE DIGITAL SERVICES

Hussaini Suleiman (PhD), Suleiman Sambo (PhD), Mohammed Shehu Kokami

Abstract


Information Communication Technology has changed the way Knowledge Resource Centers operate today. This has led most of the KRC to move from the old way of providing services to users to the modern method due to Information Communication Technology which gave birth to digital services. The aim of this article was to reposition the Information Resource Center for the effective dissemination of information through digital services. The need to reconfigure the KRC for an effective digital library was also explored. It highlights the concept of a digital library by studying the basic requirements and equipment needed to restore KRC for effective digital services. The article examines some of the opportunities and issues associated with creating a KRC digital library, such as: Better accessibility, faster information retrieval, copyright / license, and power outages, to name a few. It concludes that KRC, which relies heavily on print resources, should rethink and incorporate digital services to effectively serve its remote users and also figure out how to maintain digital services so that library services are effective. Some recommendations were made which included that KRC should try to persuade and obtain a copyright license from publishers / authors. This would help them provide a better service to their users. KRC should continue to improve users' digital services by ensuring that users can access resources anytime, anywhere, and any day, It will help them change their way of thinking to take advantage of the latest digital technologies / services.


Keywords


Digital Services, Information Communication Technology, Knowledge Resource Centre, Repositioning.

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