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Virtual Library Service Department (VLSD)
The department comprise of three divisions namely:
•Information and Communication Technology
•Website Development and maintenance
The department was established to build, maintain and sustain a virtual library for Nigeria and Nigerians. The department is charged with this statutory function in addition to other functions as stated below:
i.To serve as the focal department for resources information/ knowledge network;
ii.Ensuring the preservation of electronic and digital information resources of the nation’s heritage;
iii.To evaluate, organise and structure available sources of information online.
iv.To provide intellectual access to information relevant for research on specific field of study.
v.To subscribe to foreign databases and make same available to the general public;
vi.To identify and collect local content for digitization.
vii.To develop manpower specialised skills;
viii.To maintain the website to optimal functional level;
ix.To ensure the preservation of electronic and digital information resources of the nation’s heritage;
x.To transform knowledge into digital content for all levels of education in Nigeria;
xi.To create, capture and deploy resources for teaching and learning;
xii.To provide a sure platform for resources sharing, linkages and networks.