Open Access Week, University of Nigeria Nsukka

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You are invited to the first-o its-kind ‘Open Access Week’ to be held in University of Nigeria, Nsukka on 24th October, 2017. The Theme of the event is “Open in Order to Increase Visibility in Teaching and Research”. The event is being organised by a group of Open Access Advocates in UNN to mark the International Open Access Week which is a global, community-driven week of action to open up access to research. The event is celebrated by individuals, institutions and organizations across the world.

Event  Breakdown

Date: Tuesday 24th October, 2017

Venue: MTN Digital Library, Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, UNN

Time: 9:00am- 9:30am -Radio Call-in Programme at Lion FM

11:00am – 1:00pm  – Workshop at MTN Digital Library

Please Note: 

* The official hashtag of Open Access Week is #OAweek.

* The UNN Open Access Week event hashtag is: #OAweekUNN
* You are invited to use the hashtag #OpenInOrderTo to start an online conversation about the benefits of an open system of communicating scholarship.

*UNN Open_Con Satellite event comes up in November (Details to be announced during OA Week event)

To register for the event, click here to  fill the short online form

*Attendance is not restricted to the number of online registrants.

To learn more about the UNN Open Access Group, visit our blog:

Official Launching of Books Donation by Chief Mike Olorunfemi


The Pro Chancellor of University of Nigeria Nsukka – Chief Mike Olorunfemi,  has donated 3050 books to Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. These books cut across many disciplines. On 11th July, 2017, the Pro Chancellor came with his team to officially present the books to the University and the Library in particular. In his words, he stated that the books were donated from his foundation called “Michael Olorunfemi Foundation”. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba welcomed him to the library and commended his efforts. Prof. Ozumba furthered his statement by noting that University of Nigeria is the first to get the highest number of donated books from the foundation. He added that UNN is priviledged to be the best beneficiary of Mike Olorunfemi Foundation. See more pictures below.




Official Books Donation by UNN Pro-Chancellor


Today, 11th July, 2017, the Pro Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, officially visited the library to officially donate 3050 books from his Foundation. The Pro-Chancellor was accompanied by the Vice chancellor – Professor Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba, the Deputy Vice chancellors , Council members and other Principal Officers. The University Librarian – Professor Chinwe Nwogo Ezeani, appreciated the kind gesture of the Pro-Chancellor warmly welcomed him to the great citadel of learning resource centre.




The Library Management wishes to invite all staff, students and researchers, to visit the newly upgraded Institutional Repository of the University, herewith referred to as UNNSPACE. The Repository has been upgraded from 3.0 to 6.04, and running on Ubuntu Linux which has also been upgraded from 12.0 to 16.04 LTS.  Right now, University of Nigeria has the latest DSpace-powered Institutional Repository in Nigeria. Thanks to the University Administration for the support in achieving this feat.

The Upgrade enables easy navigation of the repository with relevant statistics and the integration of ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID). These and many more, are obtainable in the newly upgraded UNNSPACE.

Authors are hereby encouraged to visit the UNNSPACE following these steps:

  1. Visit,
  2. Under LIBRARIES, navigate to Institutional Repository

   Alternatively, visit the URL:

NB: Lecturers and PG students are urged to have their publications showcased on UNNSPACE by submitting to:

For enquiries, please contact: , Thanks.


Signed: The University Librarian

Professor C. N. Ezeani


A University of North Carolina Graduate Student Visits University of Nigeria Library


Mark Reeves

Mark Reeves is a Ph.D candidate at University of North Carolina whose research focuses on the global history of anticolonialism in the 20th century, especially intersections between anticolonialism and various forms of internationalism. He recently visited University of Nigeria, Nsukka library to further embark on his research topic tentatively titled: “Lost Horizons: Anticolonial Internationalism, 1930-1970,” compares the careers of four anticolonialists from different regions: Shukri al-Quwatli (1892-1967), the first president of Syria; V.K. Krishna Menon (1896-1974), the Indian diplomat and Minister of Defense; Carlos Romulo (1898-1985), the journalist and diplomat from the Philippines; and Nnamdi Azikiwe (1902-96), activist editor and first president of Nigeria.” (Click to learn more).

In connection with his research title, he visited the Africana Section of the Library, and paid a special visit to Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe’s house located at Onuiyi, Nsukka. Mark was warmly welcomed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Charles Igwe. His contact person in the library was Mr. Vincent Ekwelem, Deputy University Librarian (Technical Services).

See pictures below:



Computer Based Examinations in University of Nigeria

ekereUniversity of Nigeria Nsukka has been conducting online exams for her students and it has been a worthwhile practice for both students and lecturers. Last year, we posted the success story of the GSP examinations and GSP 111 (Use of the Library and Study Skills) was one of such exams (Click here and here for the post links). Our blog post of  March 23, 2016 has a video of a student who we interviewed as she shared her experience. Okoh Chizoba testified that the GSP 111 examination was a huge success. The Administration of Professor Benjamin C. Ozumba (University of Nigeria Nsukka Vice Chancellor) has been working effortlessly to meet up with global standards.

University of Nigeria Library hosts ART + Feminism Wikipedia “Edit-A-Thon Event


ART + Feminism Wikipedia “Edit-A-Thon Event” hosted by UNN Library. Summary: Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented and the women Librarians want to change that! Women in Arts are underrepresented both in Wikipedia contribution and content. Marathon editing is ongoing. Join us on Twitter! @libraryunn and use the hashtag – #Wikiwomen to get updates on Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon. To read more, visit our blog.