As part of plans to upgrade its library resources, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) visited the library of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, to share knowledge.
Speaking during the visit, Chief Librarian, EFCC, Saka Hammed Taiwo, said the team was in the Commission to share information and collaborate with ICPC as a sister-agency.
He said EFCC had deployed free trial of ProQuest, an e-data base for staff which “is working perfectly,” and was working on digitizing the library fully to ensure that all materials are available in both soft and hard copies for easier access by staff.
Saka also revealed that completed case files were being digitised to achieve both back-up system and preservation of documents.
He expressed the hope that the collaboration between the two units will further enrich the output of both Commissions and account for more success stories in the fight against corruption.
In his response, ICPC Chief Librarian, Aliyu Garba Gusau, said ICPC was working on a hybrid library of both conventional and electronic books both at the headquarters and the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria, ACAN in Keffi, Nasarawa State.
Aliyu informed the visitors that to improve on reading culture, librarians engage in “selective dissemination of information” by analyzing every book delivered to them, after which the department that will benefit the most would be notified of the availability of such material at the library.
He also said notification of arrival of new publications are disseminated to staff through internal communication channels: Telegram, WhatsApp group and notice board.
A major highlight of the visit was a tour of the ICPC library.