Music Librarianship in Nigerian University Libraries: Challenges of Promoting the Transmission of Nigerian Musical Traditions
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Department of Music, Obafemi Awolowo University, lle-lfe, Nigeria
The above conception gives an apt description of the concerns of every good information service in general and particularly Music Librarianship in Nigerian University Libraries. The library remains an agent of posterity charged with the responsibility of transmitting information (including cultural values of a people from generation to generation) with a view of educating and enhancing the utilization of such information by their potential clientele. To this end, the library has been described as an organization primarily charged with the responsibility of selecting, acquiring, processing, preserving and disseminating different forms of information (Adegboye, 1998: 12). The nature of library services as explained above, therefore makes the profession cross-disciplinary. The Librarian stands as a 'specialist in information management and as a 'generalist' as he tries to 'befriend all areas of knowledge (Adegboye, 1998: 12).
Music Librarianship , Library , Information , Librarian
Adegboye, O.A (2002) Music Librarianship in Nigerian University Libraries: Challenges of Promoting the Transmission of Nigerian Musical Traditions. Nigerian Music review, No.3