Click the star to add/remove an item to/from your individual schedule.
You need to be logged in to avail of this functionality.


Exploring the futuristic strategies implemented by libraries for sustainable information technology services 
Njideka Nwawih Charlotte Ojukwu (University of Zululand)
Juliet Erima (Moi University)
Cyprian Ugwu (University of Nigeria, Nsukka)
Send message to Convenors
Njideka Nwawih Charlotte Ojukwu (University of Zululand)
Economy and Development (x) Futures (y)
Philosophikum, S66
Wednesday 31 May, -
Time zone: Europe/Berlin

Short Abstract:

The panel seeks contributions on sustainability strategies for libraries in technology age and the future, considering economic, environmental and social sustainability for digital information services. What futuristic strategies are implemented by libraries to sustain information services?

Long Abstract:

The 21st century has witnessed a global revolution in information services through the technological development which has impacted the general system. Some critics argued that libraries may not survive in organization and dissemination of information services Viterbi (1995), Rothenberg, (1999), Singh, and Pinki (2009), HOQ (2015), and Lee, (2020) due to the technological advancement. But libraries applied the initiative of adopting the technology services to provide services that complements cutting-edge technology.

Today, global libraries have adopted the use of information technology to enhance information dissemination services in their various libraries and its complexity is challenging the developing nations. This depends on the library economic, environmental and social sustainable strategies, narratives and strategies reported in literatures, showed that innovations applied to safe the libraries depend on library specific initiatives which is scarce in African literatures. Interestingly, developed nations have long commissioned sustainability studies and long develop models for sustainable library services, however this seems lacking in the Africa libraries, since their library studes showed various initiatives but does not report sustainability events. This panel investigates if the same sustainability strategies applies to Africa library.

The panel seeks contributions on sustainability strategies in technology age for library future, considering sustainable digital information services in library. What futuristic strategies are implemented by libraries to sustain services?

Accepted papers:

Session 1 Wednesday 31 May, 2023, -