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Information Policy and Nigeria's National Development

Bernadette Adams

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
Abstract


This review on information policy seeks to indicate the relationship between library and information policy and how it contributes to national development in Nigeria. It is evident that the role of the library in such an endeavour is crucial and remarkable but is gradually diminishing as information technology progresses. Information technology has overshadowed and remarkably cast aside library significance since early 19’s. Analysis has revealed that no nation can develop rapidly when the library is not part and parcel of its information policy agenda. Giving too much priority to information technology invites information policy flaws. The role of library should not be abandoned, but should instead be returned to its place, in order to have a holistic, balanced and wise information policy

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