THE formation of more and more libraries.

THE PROBLEM–ITS BACKGROUND

Man’s pursuit for information has led to the development
and accumulation of remarkable volume of information. This search for knowledge
recognizes no restrictions and limits and is never satisfied. It has continued
since the birth of evolution to the present age. This hard-earned understanding
and information is treasured for the whole mankind and therefore responsible to
be well-kept. Through the discovery of paper man has been able to express this
knowledge to others by writing books. Thousands of manuscripts have been written
by the wise men of the previous times but many of them were ruined due to the
lack of proper means of preservation. With the discovery of printing press, it
became at ease to preserve the knowledge in the arrangement of printed
documents. This steered to the generation of a large amount of books. The need
for the maintenance and distribution of information led to the formation of
more and more libraries.

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Over the years, many libraries have sustained learning
efforts by providing teaching resources, information and recommendation
services. A additional active technique has been taken by libraries proposing
educational classes or one-to-one teaching programs. Several libraries have
outreach programs intended to meet the needs of specific groups of people with
limited educational skills. 

An
interchange is usually between two or more associations involving a momentary
exchange of resources, while an exchange will comprise cooperation on a wider
scale, to contain exchange of all kinds of materials, exchange of information
(for both staff and reader inquiries), user access to participating libraries,
sharing of bibliographic catalogs, union lists, and other bibliographic
utilities, and supportive training programs of personnel of participating
libraries.

Library
cooperation states to a equally useful sharing of resources recognized by two
or more libraries, or, it may be an umbrella term for a varied scale of collaboration
procedures and instruments for libraries.

According to Agbo (2013), from time immemorial, both terms ‘knowledge
and information’, which are central to the topic of our seminar today have
remained the ‘stock in trade’ or better still, the ‘articles of trade’ in
libraries and librarianship. From its earliest, modest beginning, libraries
have, till today, been closely associated with and thus closely related to both
concepts. Hence, knowledge and information have remained the conscious ‘focus
of interest’ of libraries and librarianship thus giving rise to the term
knowledge society which has