The National Library of Nigeria has launched Boldscholar, an AI-powered E-library platform with indigenous contents, managed by Boldscholar Research Limited, an education-technology company in Nigeria.
The launching means Boldscholar has officially commmenced its E-library operation. The announcement was made on Friday by the President of the National Library of Nigeria Professor Chinwe Anunobi during the unveiling ceremony held at the Chinua Achebe International Conference Centre, Mamman Vatsa Writers, Village, Mpape- Abuja.
In her address, NLN Chief Executive Officer charged authors to take advantage of the AI-Powered E-library platform that is being provided to serve as a legal deposit center for nigerian authors.
The E-Library platform is expected to bring an end to the problems of unavailability and the difficulty faced in accessing books and journals by providing the following solutions in Nigeria and Africa; Creating online visibility for books published by Nigerian authors, for easy access to scholars, Aggregating journals published by Nigerian tertiary institutions for global visibility and Impact Factor acceleration, Fast tracking the proliferation of e-learning in Nigeria and across Africa by providing easy access to digital resources required for online studies.
Other expected solutions includes, providing easy access to education resources for the visually impaired through audio books, and enabling Nigerian tertiary institutions and authors to generate revenue (IGR) from their intellectual property (journals and books) through a system that makes them earn revenue for every page accessed by researchers.
Esteemed individuals with remarkable achievements in the fields of literature, academics, scholars, researchers, publishers, and various other areas were present to grace the auspicious occassion.
Among them were the minister of education, well represented, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Library of Nigeria, Professor Chinwe Veronica Anunobi, Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) President, Camillus Ukah, and some notable members of the association; the winner of the 2023 NLNG Prize for literature, Obari Gomba, and other dignitaries.
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