The Need For Digitising Fourah Bay College Library

  INTRODUCTION In this Information Age, Information Technology has revolutionized every aspect of human life to an extent that the present generation could be referred to as digital natives. This Information Technology has brought the world to a point of being a global in terms of information dissemination. It is against this background that Sutton(2008) envisaged "Information Technology has rapidly changed the world today." This is evidenced in the change of cultural, social, economic and educational aspects of life. In this regard, the impact of Information Technology has been felt in the home, education, health defense and security, finance and commerce, the industry and in the office. This technological development has also had an impact on traditional information institutions such as libraries. Information Technology's impact on libraries in academia has been on activities concerned with in-house keeping routines such as acquisition, cataloguing, serials control, cir