The Social Sciences

Year: 2012
Volume: 7
Issue: 5
Page No. 713 - 716

The Development and Uses of Archives as a Branch of Information Management in Nigeria

Authors : I.F. Mbagwu, I.N. Njoku, B. Solomon and I. Okoroafor

Abstract: This study considered the issues of the development and use of archives as a Branch of Information Management in Nigeria. Historical research was the primary reason for the establishment of archival institution. The development of archives started with restrictive measures and now to liberalization which brought about the National Archives Concept. The introduction of new technologies coupled with mass production of records from the Federal and State Government and other agencies helped in the development and growth of archives in Nigeria. Mention was made of the purpose of having archives and the services, it renders to the society vis-à-vis and its huge volumes of past records. Finally, the researcher made some specific suggestions or recommendations on how to create public awareness of the archival services in the country.

How to cite this article:

I.F. Mbagwu, I.N. Njoku, B. Solomon and I. Okoroafor, 2012. The Development and Uses of Archives as a Branch of Information Management in Nigeria. The Social Sciences, 7: 713-716.

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