Smarter learning with e library solution for schools in Nigeria
Electronic library is an online/virtual library for students and parents. It has the same function with the physical library. An electronic library has a wide collection of digital objects that can include text, visual materials, audio materials, video materials, stored as electronic media formats along with means for organizing, storing, and retrieving the files and media contained in the library collection.
E libraries can vary immensely in size and scope, and can be provided and managed by school management software, organizations, individuals, or affiliated with established physical library buildings or institutions.
E libraries have a whole lot of advantages to the learning mind, and helps students in school which includes;
No physical boundary:
E library services are readily accessible to people in different location in the world as longer there is internet connection. The user of an e library need not to go to the library physically;
Access to information at all times:
A major advantage of digital libraries is that people can gain access 24/7 to the information.
E library provides Multiple access to a large number of user at the same time. The same resource can be used at once by a number of people.
E Libraries store more information than the physical library:
Physical libraries are limited by storage space, e libraries have the potential to store much more information, simply because digital information requires very little physical space to contain them and media storage technologies are more affordable than ever before.
Certain characteristics of objects, primarily the quality of images, may be improved. Digitization can enhance legibility and remove visible flaws such as stains and discoloration, and the physical wear and tear associated with physical books are not a problem.
Long term preservation of information and learning resources:
E library is not a long-term preservation solution for physical collections, but does succeed in providing access copies for materials that would otherwise fall to degradation from repeated use. Digitized collections and born-digital objects pose many preservation and conservation concerns that analog materials do not.