INFLUENCE OF ICT ON TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY PUBLISHING

  • Don Christian AFULIKE Abia State University, Uturu, NIGERIA
  • Innocent Paschal IHECHU Abia State University, Uturu, NIGERIA
  • Ify Lilian UCHECHUKWU Abia State University, Uturu, NIGERIA
  • Adaeze Victory ANUMADU Abia State University, Uturu, NIGERIA
  • Okechukwu Kalu OGWO Abia State University, Uturu, NIGERIA
Keywords: information age, facilitation of quick and easy information, adoption of ICT, retraining of publishing personnel

Abstract

The study examines the extent information and communication technology (ICT) has affected 21st century publishing. With the advances in ICT, electronic books and publishing, electronic journals, and the internet, which have launched the world into an information age; facilitation of quick and easy information and information resources for publishing is assured. This study adopted qualitative methods of participant observation (for select printing and publishing houses) and focus group discussions (with students of select tertiary institutions) to explore the implications of, access to, use and operations of information and communication technology. It was discovered that exposure to every bit of a published material on the platforms of information and communication technology (ICT) could in one way or the other influence hearts and mind or even shape opinion in this 21st Century age of globalization, while the application of ICT reduces man power and equally saves time. The study recommends the adoption of ICT in every aspect of the publishing environment as well as training and retraining of publishing personnel.

Author Biographies

Don Christian AFULIKE, Abia State University, Uturu, NIGERIA

Department of Mass Communication

Innocent Paschal IHECHU, Abia State University, Uturu, NIGERIA

Department of Mass Communication

Ify Lilian UCHECHUKWU, Abia State University, Uturu, NIGERIA

Department of Mass Communication

Adaeze Victory ANUMADU, Abia State University, Uturu, NIGERIA

Department of Mass Communication

Okechukwu Kalu OGWO, Abia State University, Uturu, NIGERIA

Department of Library and Information Science

Published
2019-05-09
Section
Articles