Professor Chinwe Anunobi, the National Librarian, has stated that the Federal Government has digitized the national library in accordance with technological improvements.
Anunobi claims that the digitization has assisted in adjusting and enhancing the library’s service offering.
Anunobi made this declaration at a briefing to commemorate her first year in office, according to a statement made available in Abuja on Thursday.
The national librarian went on to say that the national library automated its services and operations in accordance with the FG’s digital policy to connect the old and modern and to create enlightened citizens who are knowledgeable about our history and heritage.
She also emphasized that the agency would keep up with emerging technologies.
She said, “The national library is about 57 years old with a consequential 60 years of information resources.
“Some of our resources have deteriorated due to age and usage, but to preserve them, we have engaged in the digitisation of this weak heritage, increased availability leveraging on information and communication technology.
“It is said that when you integrate automation into your workflow, you are not cutting out certain jobs but getting them to operate efficiently,” she said.
She reflected on her accomplishments and mentioned that, among others, the agency had created a virtual library and automated library operations.
She added, “We have developed the national repository to preserve our heritage, our library environment is now accessible to the public with building and renovation of state branches, we are enhancing literacy sensitisation to encourage documentation of family heritage in indigenous languages.