AIYEPEKU, Prof Wilson Olabode

Born August 23, 1942




BA, PGDipLib, Ph.D, FIInfSc

Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Margaret Omotayo Ibilola, 1967 (Late)
Father's Name
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name
Mother's Status N/A
Number of Male Children 2
Number of Female Children 2
Profession Eminent Information Scientist , University Lecturer
Working Experience

Founder/CEO, BLISS International Ltd.

Previous Appointments:

– Temporary Library Assistant, Northern Nigeria Regional Library Services, Kaduna, June-August 1963;

– Senior Library Assistant, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, January – September, 1964;

– Graduate Assistant (Librarian Trainee), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1967-68;

– Lecturer, later Senior Lecturer, University of Ibadan, 1969- 83;

– Consultant, Hilman Library, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA, July – September, 1972;

– Member, Editorial Team, Nigerian Libraries (Lagos), official journal of the Nigerian Library Association,1973 – 1980;

– Consultant, Cowpea Thesaurus Project, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, July – September 1975;

– Sub-Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Ibadan, August 1975 – July 1977;

– Programme Advisor, Information Sciences Division, International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada, August 1980 – September 1981;

– ARCIS Project Coordinator, University of Ibadan, IDRC and UNESCO (jointly), October 1982 to October 1990;

– Head, Dept. of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of Ibadan, August 1983 – July 1985;

– Consultant, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Paris, June 1984;

– Resource Person, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada, September 1986;

– Head, Department of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of Ibadan, August 1988- October 1990;

– Consultant, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada, August 1990;

– Director, Africa Regional Centre for Information (ARCIS), University of Ibadan, Nigeria, November 1990 to October 1996;

– Consultant, Council for the Development of Economic and Social Research in Africa (1993);

– Consultant, World Bank/Global Environment Facility

– Consultant, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa;

– Consultant, International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague.

– Associate/ Member/ Fellow, Institute of Information Scientists, 1975-80, 1980-85, 1986;
– Member, Society for the Social Study of Science, 1976-;
– Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Information Science, official journal of the Institute of Information Scientists (London) since 1979;
– Member, Editorial Team, Education for Information (Amsterdam) since I992;
– Member, Editorial Team, Information Technology for Development (Bombay) since I995.

Government School, Okene, 1957-63, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1964-67, University of Ibadan, 1968- 69, October 1969-October 1973 (part-time), University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, 1972-73.

1961: Commonwealth Essay Competition, Junior First Prize;
1962: Commonwealth Essay Competition, Senior Second Prize.


1. Geography, wars and the Nigerian situation: a bibliographic analysis. Ibadan, Institute of Librianship. 26pp. (Occasional Paper No. 4), (1970).
2. “Problems of complete bibliographic control: the position of geography in relation to the social sciences.” Nigerian Libraries (Ibadan), Vol. 7, Nos. 1 & 2. 11. (1971).
3. “Training sub-professional library staff: an international survey.” International Library Review (London), Vol. 4, No. 1, 3-20.
4. “The training of sub-professional library staff for library services in Nigeria.” Nigerian Libraries, Vol. 7, No. 3, 135-150.
5. “The Widening frontiers of bibliographic research; some aspects of applied bibliography”. Research Report presented at the Annual Conference of the Nigerian Library Association, Jos, 1971, 13p.
6. “The Periodical literature of geography.” Libri & IFLA Communications (Copenhagen), Vol. 22, 169-182. (1972).
7. Evaluation of the geographical resources of the University of Pittsburgh libraries. Text of my consultancy report to the Director of Libraries. University of Pittsburgh, USA, 60pp.
8. “Using the reference library to obtain information.” In: Asempa: This is Your Library, Accra Asempa Publications and Ghana Library Board (in commemoration of the International Book Year’), 13pp.
9. “Geographers as bibliographers: a review article.” Nigerian Geographical Journal (Ibadan), Vol. 16, No. 2, 171-176. (1973).
10. “The Languages and format of geographical literature: a comparative study.” International Library Review, Vol. 5 No. 1, 53-62.
11. Bibliometric and documentation characteristics of geographical literature on Nigeria, 1901-1970. Ph.D thesis, University of Ibadan, xiii, 478pp.
12. Geographical literature on Nigeria: an annotated bibliography. Boston. Mass. GK. Hall. 24pp, (1974).
13. UNIS1ST: Its implications for scientific and technological information policies in Nigeria.” Nigerian Libraries, Vol. 10. Nos. 2 & 3, 117-129.
14.“Ground rules for the study and teaching of subject literatures.” Journal of Librarianship (London), Vol. 6, No. 2, 80-90.
15. “Towards a methodology of Bibliometrics.” Nigerian Libraries, Vol. 10, Nos. 2 & 3, 85-90.

16. “International recognition and geographical literature on Nigeria.” Journal of Librarianship (London), Vol.6, No.4, 264-279.
17. Subject approach to the evaluation of academic libraries: the University of Pittsburgh (USA) experience. Staff seminar paper presented in Ibadan, 25 January, 1974. 26pp.
18. “Bib1iometrics in information science curricula.” The Information Scientist (London), Vo1.9, No.1, 32-38. (1975).
19. “Spatial dimensions of social science documentation: the example of geography.” Nigerian Libraries, Vol.11, Nos.1 & 2, 41-48.
20. “Growth dynamics of geographical literature on Nigeria.” Nigerian Geographical Journal (Ibadan), Vol.18, No.2, 91-109.
21. “The Periodical component of social science research in Ibadan.” Nigerian J. Economic & Social Studies (Ibadan), Vol.17, No.2, 41-59.
22. “Aspects of social science research in Ibadan.” Nigerian Libraries. Vol.l2. Nos.2. & 3, 148-178. (1976).
23. “The Productivity of geographical authors: a case study from Nigeria.” J. of Documentation (London), Vol.32, No.2, 105-117.
24. Content analysis in graphic communication research. Paper presented at the “Seminar on Research in Librarianship”, Ibadan, 22-24 July, 1976. 17pp.
25. “The Bradford distribution theory: the compounding of Bradford periodicals in geography.” J. of Documentation, Vol.33, No.3, 210-219. (1977).
26. “Organizational considerations in the information/utilization mode of African policy makers.” In: Information for Economic Planning and Development for the Africa Region (ed. C.O. Kisiedu). Legon, University of Ghana’s Dept. of Library Studies, pp.212-223. (1978).
27. “The Information component in decision-making: a framework for analysis.” Q.J. of Administration (Ile-lfẹ), Vol.12, No.2, 127-139.
28. “Teaching methods for library education.” In: Proceedings of a Colloquium on Education for Librarianship in Nigeria (eds. F.A. Ogunsheye and B.O. Aboyade). Ibadan, Department of Library Studies, pp.75-85. (1979).
29. Chapter III: “Evaluation of Information needs in Africa”, pp.35-42. And Chapter VII: “Supporting programmes”, pp.82-88. In: DEVSIS: a Pan-African Documentation and Information System for Socio-Economic Development; report of a Team of Experts. Addis Ababa, Economic Commission for Africa (I was one of a team of four that produced the eight-chapter document).
30. … and F.A. Ehikhamenor. “A Bibliometric and content analysis of socio economic research in NJESS, 1959-78.” Nigerian J. Economic & Social Studies, Vol 2, No. 1-3,1-35.
31. Aje, S.B. (with W.O. Aiyepẹku). The role of libraries in policy and decision-making. Invited paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Nigerian Library Association, Dec. 2-6, 1979, 29pp.
32. Aiyepẹku, W.O. The perception and utilization of information by policy-makers in Nigeria. Consultancy Report to the National Library of Nigeria, 442pp. (1980).
33. The Case for an African Regional School of Information Science. Proposal presented to IDRC and subsequently to the Association of Commonwealth Universities, UNESCO, the ECA and the University of Ibadan . Ottawa, Canada, 1980, 7pp.
34. “Evaluating the effectiveness of IDRC-sponsored workshops.” Reflections on my participation in the evaluation of the Workshop on Techniques for Effective Participation in the Caribbean Information System, Port-of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 24 Nov — O5 Dec. 1980, 16pp.
35. “Strategic factors in the planning and management of development information systems.” Lecture delivered to participants at the Workshop on Techniques for Effective Participation in the Caribbean Information System for Economic and Social Planning (CARISPLAN), Port-of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 24 Nov. — 05 Dec. 1980, 18pp.
36. Socio-economic development information systems; an evaluative report on a global programme in the information sciences Division of IDRC. Ottawa, IDRC, 105pp. (1981).
37. Persistent Issues in Professional Education for Communication, Librarianship and Information Science in Africa. Invited Lecture at the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, University of Halifax. Canada, 13 Feb., 1981. 24pp.
38. National information systems and national planning in Nigeria. Ibadan, Oyo State Division of the Nigerian Library Association 31pp. (Annual Lectures in Librarianship and Information Science, No.1), (1982).
39. “Information flows for plan implementation and control.” In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Implementing the Fourth Plan, Department of Economics, University of Ibadan, June 28 – July 10, 1982. p.37-62.
40. “The Perceived responsibilities of NISER in the dissemination of development information.” Nigerian J. Economic & Social Studies, Vol. 24, No.1, 23-36.
41. “Global, African and Nigerian efforts to develop information systems for socio-economic development.” Nigerbiblios (Lagos), Vol.7, No.2, 27-32.
42. “Mapping the information environment of policy-makers: some empirical findings from Nigeria.” Social Science Information Studies (Sheffield), Vol.2, No.2, 79-91.
43. “Information transfer implications of research administration in Nigeria.” Public Administration & Development (London), Vol.3, No.2, 161-172.
44. “Information utilization by policy-makers in Nigeria. Part I: Assessing degrees of information consciousness.” Journal of Information Science (London), Vol.4, No.5, 203-211.
45. “Information utilization by policy-makers in Nigeria. Part II: Characteristics of information sources used.” Journal of Information Science (London), Vol.5, No.1, 19-24.
46. “Information utilization by policy-makers in Nigeria. Part III: Information packages preferred.” Journal of Information Science (London), Vol.5, No.1, 25-27.
47. “Information utilization by policy-makers in Nigeria. Part IV: Critical factors in the utilization of information.” Journal of Information Science (London), Vol.5, Nos. 2/3, 87-92.
48. Emerging attributes of information systems design for socio-economic development. Staff Seminar paper presented in the Department of Library Studies, University of Ibadan, 28 February, 1982. 23pp.
49. “Book indexing.” In: Essentials of book production. Ibadan, African Curriculum Organization (ACO), pp. 72-95. (1983).
50. Taxonomic Enumeration and Standardization of Development Information Variables (TESDIW: a Research Proposal to IDRC, Ibadan, 33p. (plus an 1 1-page “development of mockups” on the research proposal in 1985).
51. International socio-economic information systems: an evaluative study of DEVSIS-type systems. Ottawa, International Development Research Centre, 100pp. (IDRC ~ TS43 e,f,s)
52. “Prospects of utilizing research results in Nigerian public policy.” Research for Development (Ibadan), Vol.3, No.1, 7-23.
53. “Heuristic information and professional relevance in Nigeria.” Nigerian Library & Information Science Review (Ibadan), Vol.3, No.1, 7-23.
54. On information and information in Nigeria. Lecture delivered to the Master’s in Communication Arts students, University of Ibadan, April 6, 1983. 11pp.
55. Using the questionnaire as an evaluation tool in research and operational information systems. Staff Seminar paper presented in the Department of Library Studies, University of Ibadan, 31 March, 1983. 23pp.
56. “Libraries, education and national development.” The Book: J. of the Nigerian Book Development Council (Lagos), No.3, pp. 6-14. (1984).
57. “Policy-makers’ perception of librarians’ information functions in Nigeria.” Nigerian J. of Library & Information Studies, Vol.2, No.1, 1-14.
58. “Chapter II: Information in the context of agricultural planning in Nigeria.” In: Lectures on Agricultural Planning in Nigeria. Ibadan, Department of Agric. Economics, University of Ibadan, pp.7-14.
59. “Research and teaching in information science: a developing country’s experience.” Lecture delivered at the Latin American Postgraduate Curriculum Workshop on Information Science, Caracas, Venezuela, 18-29 June, 1984. 9pp.
60. Taxonomic enumeration and standardization of development information variables. Staff Seminar paper presented on 22 March, 1984 in the Dept. of Library Studies, University of Ibadan, 26pp
61. The information professions and the search for a functional identity. Staff Seminar paper presented in the Department of Library Studies, University of Ibadan, 28 February. 1985. In: Curriculum Adjustments in Information Studies Training Programmes in Africa (eds. G. Bock and L. Huttemiann). Bonn. Gemian Foundation for International Development (DSE), 1987, pp164- 175. (1985).
62. A Case for the development of a national integrated information network. Paper presented at the “Unesco Workshop on Information Statistics.“ Lagos, Nov. 12-16, 1985. 12pp.
63. From innovative practice to research. Seminar paper presented at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Library and Documentation Department. Lagos. 04 July, 1986. 9pp. (1986).
64. “Harnessing Nigeria’s resource investments for an effective development information system.” Paper presented at a Seminar on the Development of Effective Communications and Information Systems for Nigeria, 1986-2010. Kuru, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, 6m Oct. 1986. 14pp.
65. Aiyepẹku, W.O. and Alabi, G.A. “Microcomputers in the curricula of the Africa Regional Centre for Information Science (ARCIS).” In: The Application of microcomputers in information, documentation and libraries: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Application of Microcomputers in Information. Baden-Baden, W. Germany, March 17-21, 1986. Amsterdam. North Holland, pp.388-396. (Contemporary topics in information transfer, Volume -1). (1987).
66. Aiyepẹku, W .O. “Human resource development: producing the critical mass of African information professionals.” Commissioned paper presented at the Workshop on the Development of an African Strategy for the Information Sciences Division of IDRC, Nairobi, Kenya, 29-31 March, 1987. published as Papers resulting from the meetings to develop an information strategy for IDRC for Africa. Ottawa, IDRC, 1988, pp.58-67. (IDRC-MR206 e,f)
67. “Teaching research methods to potential graduate librarians.” Commissioned paper presented at the IFLA Pre-Conference International Colloquium on the Harmonization of Education and Training Programmes for Library, Information and Archival Personnel, London, 9-15, Aug. 1987. 30pp.
68. Ṣoyibọ, A. and Aiyepẹku, W.O. “On the categorization, exactness and probable utility of bibliometric laws and their extensions.’ Journal of Information Science, Vol.14, No.4, 243-251. (1988).
69. Aiyepẹku, W.O. “Improving the range and quality of Master’s level projects in Nigerian library schools.” Nigerian Libraries, Vol.21, Nos.2/3, pp.3 1-40.
70. Comment on the paper entitled “Sub-Saharan Africa and the paperless society.” Journal of the American Society for Information Science (New York). Vol.39, No.3. 219-221.
71. Development information utilization in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Nigeria: findings and recommended action. Consultancy Report to UNECA/PADIS. May 1988, 40pp.
72. Synopsis of research on the perception and utilization of information by Nigerian policy makers.” Paper presented at the International Symposium on the Comparative Study of Government Administrative Information Systems at Tokai University European Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark, 21-23 October, 1988. 11pp (Published in: Journal of Behavioural and Social Sciences (Japan). Vol.29: 194-199).
73. “Understanding and utilizing information and literature retrieval for effective teaching.” Commissioned paper presented at the Sub-Regional Workshop on Improving University Teaching in Africa at the University of Ibadan. Ibadan. 09-15 January, 1989. 16pp. (1989).
74. Developing information for development information. Inaugural Lecture delivered on 20 April, 1989 at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan. 36pp (and published in 1993 in 26pp.)
75. Information priorities for organizational effectiveness. Paper presented at The 1989 National Workshop on Information Dissemination and Crisis Management in Organizations, University of Ibadan, 24-27 July, 1989. l7pp.
76. “The Role of information exchange in African development.” Commissioned chapter in a UNESCO publication titled: Guide to the Activities of African Development Networks. 41pp.
77. “Towards an appropriate information system for managing external development assistance in Nigeria.” Commissioned paper presented at the National Workshop on Managing External Development Assistance in Nigeria, organized by the National Centre for Economic Management and Administration (NCEMA), Ibadan, 5-7 November, 1989. 25pp.
78. The Perception and utilization of information by policy makers in Nigeria. Lagos, National Library of Nigeria. Xiv, 220pp. (National Library publication, No.53)
79. “Research and development issues in the formulation of national information policies.” Commissioned paper presented at the Seminar on Information Policy, Planning and Research: Preparing Information Professionals for Achievement, FID/ET Pre-Congress Seminar, Havana, Cuba, September 17 and 18, 1990. 16pp. (1990).
80. … and A. Soyibọ. “The Relevance of bibliometrics in development planning.“ Paper presented at the 45 th Conference and Congress of FID, Havana, Cuba. 19-22 September , 1990. 21pp.
81. “From research to application: Africa’s priorities for integrating information with development planning and decision-making.” Paper presented at the Meeting of Experts on Information for Planning and Decision Making, Beijing, China, 10-14 Dec., 1990. 17pp.
82. Strengthening the Curricula of the Ghana Library School in information science. Consultancy Report presented to IDRC, 23pp.
83. “The Challenge of implementing an African programme in information science: TRARECON.” Commissioned paper presented at the 29th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Library Association, Ilorin, 18-22 March. 1991 (Published in Journal of Information Science (London), Vol.17, No.5, 315-320, 1991).
84. “The Evaluation of library and information services: an introduction.” Paper presented at the ARCIS Workshop on Measuring and Evaluating Library and Information Services, December 3-12, 1991 at the University of Ibadan, 12pp.
85. “Factors affecting the performance of library and information services.” Paper presented at the ARCIS Workshop on Measuring and Evaluating Library and Information Services, December 3-12, 1991 at the University of Ibadan, 13pp.
86. “Information Resource-Sharing to Promote National Development in Nigeria.” Report of the National Seminar on Information Resource Sharing, ASCON, Topo, Badagry, 18-20 February, 1991. 30pp.
87. “Promoting Co-ordination and Development in West Africa through Information Resource-Sharing.” Report of the Sub-Regional Seminar on Information Resource Sharing for English-Speaking West African Countries, ASCON, Topo, Badagry, 20-22 February, 1991. 27pp.
88. “Information imperatives in the effective management of Nigerian enterprises.” Commissioned paper presented at the 29 th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Management, Ibadan, 24m and 25 th April, 1991. (6pp. of Notes formed the basis of a one-hour presentation.)
89. “Towards a national information and informatics policy.” Commissioned paper presented at the Seminar on Libraries and Information Services for National Development, Lagos 17-19 September 1991. 20pp.
90. “Computer-based local government information systems.” Commissioned paper presented at the National Conference on Statistics for Planning and Development at the Local Government Level, Jos, 9-11 December, 1991. 12pp.
91. … and Mutawakilu A. Tiamiyu. “The Need for information resource management in the Nigeria Police Force: ideas, issues and training strategies for the 1990s.” Paper presented at the Commissioners of Police Seminar held at the Police Staff College, Jos, July 23-25, 1991. 14pp.
92. Report of the Second West African Trip to Promote ARCIS, 03-29 April, 1992. (ARCIS-TRR 07). Detailed account of top-level meetings at twenty (20) governmental, inter-governmental and international organizations, universities and research institutes, businesses and embassies, including the names and addresses of people encountered and specific recommendations to the Vice- Chancellor, University of Ibadan. 43pp.
93. “Developing information technologies in Africa.” Outline of a presentation as a Special Guest of the Pan African News Agency (PANA)/News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Monthly Forum at the NAN premises, Lagos, 01 Sept., 1992. 5pp.
94. “Human resource requirements of a National Health Management Information System.” Commissioned paper presented at the National Conference on a National Health Management Information System. Nicon Noga Hilton Hotel, Abuja, 11-17 February 1992. 14pp.
95. “Implementing effective health management information systems at the local government level [in Nigeria].” Commissioned paper presented at four Zonal Seminars on Effective Health Management in Developing Countries: Nigeria, October and November, 1992, under the auspices of Bifex Medical Consultants. Lagos, 15pp.
96. Integrative and Value-Added Properties and Potentials of Information in West Africa (IVAPPIN): a research proposal submitted for funding considerations by a six-man Study Team drawn from the Faculties of Arts, Education, Science, the Social Sciences and Technology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 29 May, 1992, 7pp.
97. “Promoting and sustaining virile state-level health management information systems.” Commissioned paper presented at the Seminar for Directors and Deputy Directors of Planning, Research and Statistics in the State Ministries of Health, Ọtta, 22-24 June, 1992. 9pp.
98. …,M.A. Tiamiyu and I.S.Y. Ajifẹrukẹ. Market study of the packaged information services sector in Nigeria. Consultancy Report submitted to Information Network Limited (INFONET), Lagos, in January, 1992. l87pp.
99. “ARCIS promotes electronic networking at institutional, national, regional and global levels.” Background paper presented for the AAU/AAAS-organised Workshop on Electronic Networking Among West African Universities, Accra, Ghana, 15-17 Dec. 1993, 4pp. (plus a 10-page Report of the workshop to the Vice- Chancellor, University of Ibadan). (1993).
100. On regionalism and bilingualism [in education for information science in Africa]. ARCIS News Bulletin, Nos. 3 & 4, October, pp. 2,3,4.
101. “Learning for change: capacity building for sustainable and equitable development [in Africa].” Discussion issues raised at IDRC’s Round Table on Information and Communication for Environment and Development, Nairobi, Kenya, 04 March 1993, 2pp.
102. Oyediran, A.B.O.O. and W.O. Aiyepẹku. “Computing and telecommunications facilities at the University of Ibadan: an assessment of capabilities, costs, prospects and user needs.” Paper presented at he AAU/AAAS Workshop on Electronic Networks for West African Universities, Accra, Ghana, 15-17 Dec., 1993, 6pp (The Workshop’s organizers had insisted that the Vice-Chancellors of participating universities present joint papers with their technical partners.)
103. “Letters to the Editors” [on an earlier paper titled ‘Producing the basic competencies in information science education in Nigeria’], Education for Information, Vol.12, No.3, 383-384. (1994).
104. Measuring the impact of information on development. Ibadan, Africa Regional Centre for Information Science, 1994, 33pp. (ARCIS Research Seminars, No.2)
105.”Personality interview with Professor Wilson Ọlabọde Aiyepẹku, Director, Africa Centre for Information Science, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.” African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science, Vol.4, No.1, 79-87.
106. “Structuring CASIS for a leadership role in African education for information science.” Lead paper at the Inauguration of the Consortium of African Schools of Information Science (CASIS) in Rabat, Morocco, 24-26 April, 1994 (slides and charts).
107. …, Akin Iwayẹmi and Iṣọla S.Y. Ajifẹrukẹ. Information Technology and Capacity Building for the Global Environment (Africa case study). Final Report of a study undertaken for the World Bank/Global Environment Facility (GEF) in October 1994, Ibadan, ARCIS, xii, 100pp.
108. “The Place of Nigeria in the ‘global information village’.” Paper presented at the National Seminar on Information Technology and Communication Sciences for National Development at Nicon Noga Hilton, Abuja, 11-13 Sept., 1995. 21pp. (1995).
109. “Positioning Africa’s ICT infrastructure for effective participation in the global environment initiatives.” Paper presented at the UNEP/World Bank-organized Workshop on Africa’s Effective Participation in the Global Environment Facility, Nairobi, Kenya, 01-03 June, 1995, 12pp.
110. “Information in the context of agricultural planning and management in Nigeria.” Paper presented at the Fifth National Workshop for Agricultural Planners, Ibadan, Sept.22 – Oct 4, 1996, 12pp. (1996).
111. Pioneering Collaborative Research on African Development Information: the Unique Responsibility of SISA and ARCIS. Special Guest Lecture delivered at the School of Information Studies for Africa (SISA), Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, 22 Oct. 1996. 21pp.
112. “Policy imperatives for stimulating and sustaining information and communication technologies in developing countries.” Commissioned paper presented at the Second International Conference on Information Technology, Lagos Sheraton Hotels & Towers, 23-25 Oct. 1996, 22p.
113. Building Nigeria’s Information Infrastructure for the Emerging Global/African Information Society. Consultancy Report presented to the Nigerian Library Association and the National Library of Nigeria for joint presentation to the [Nigerian] ‘Vision 2010 Project’ in May 1997, 20pp. (1997).
114. “Towards information highways relevant to Africa’s development: addressing the challenge of content through CASIS.” Paper presented for presentation at INFOethics, 97: First International Congress on Ethical, Legal and Societal Aspects of Digital Information, Monte Carlo, Monaco, 10-12 March 1997, 12pp.
115. … and Helen O. Kọmọlafẹ. “Libraries and information services in Africa.” In: World Information Report 1997/98 (eds. Y. Courier and A. Large). Paris, Unesco Publishing, pp 62-71. (1998).
116. “Exploring the potential of digitized information for Africa’s development by broadening UNESCO’s agenda on INFOethics.” Nigeria‘s position paper prepared for delivery at the 1998 INFOethics Conference, Monte Carlo, Monaco. 01-03 Oct., 1998, l2pp.
117. “Education for information science in Africa: the ARCIS perspective.” In: Education for Librarianship and Information Science in Africa (ed. Michael Wise), Uppsala University Library, 1999, 251-264. (Project Report No.14: IFLA’s Advancement of Librarianship in the Third World Programme). (1999).
118. The challenge of IT for Nigerian librarians of the 21st century. A Discourse presented at the National Workshop on ‘The Nigerian Library in the Next Millennium’, organized by the Ogun State Chapter of the Nigerian Library Association at the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, 27-29 October, 1999. 8pp.
119. Information Technology as Strategic Investment for Sustainable National Development. Guest Lecture delivered to participants of ‘Senior Executive Course No.22’ of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuni, on 27th June 2000. 26pp. (2000).
120. Grafting marketable KM skills into education for information in Africa.” Education for Information, Vol.19, No.1, 19-33. (2001).
121. Using KM to promote corporate objectives in Nigeria. Commissioned Lecture at the Annual Conference and General Meeting of the Institute of Information and Records Management of Nigeria, Gateway Hotel, Ọta, 10th Nov, 2001. 14pp.
122. … and Akin Fadahunsi. An Institutional Case Study of the University of Ibadan (Towards its Transformation and Renewal); a Consultancy Report to the Social Science Academy of Nigeria on a Research Project sponsored by the ‘Foundation Partnership for Strengthening African Universities’ (comprising the Ford, MacArthur and Rockefeller Foundations and the Carnegie Corporation). xxiii, l87pp. (2002).
123. Technical Report Writing; a series of 14 study units written for the National Open University of Nigeria’s School of Science and Technology. Lagos, 114p. (Course CIT 783 in the MSc Information Technology Programme)


Since his retirement from academia in October 2005, his activities have focused on two areas:

First, establishing and consolidating a Knowledge Management consultancy, BLISS International Ltd. (as well as exploring its publishing aspects in a subsidiary outfit, BLISS International Publishing.

Second, founding a Research, Writing, & Teaching Ministry essentially to produce high-quality publications in order to promote evangelism. The following titles have since been published.

1. Aiyepẹku, W. Ọlabọde, Lifting the Burden of My Generation (2007) – a public lecture discussing some socio-cultural challenges in community development, 26p. Ibadan BLISS International, 26p. (ISBN: 978-2397-15-6)
2. Aiyepẹku, W. Ọlabọde, Fulfilling the Law of Christ: The Caring Ministry in Practice (2011). The YMCA of BOMAC, Olubadan Estate, Ibadan. xviii, 102p. (The YMCA Series in Purposeful Christian Living, No. 1 – ISBN: 978-2397-98-9).
3. Aiyepẹku, W. Ọlabọde, 376 Memorable Quotes & Comments for Meditation, Evangelism, Self-education (2012) Ibadan, BLISS International, xxviii, 267p. (Hardcover: ISBN: 978-2397-21-0) (Softcover: ISBN: 987-2397-29-6)
4. Aiyepẹku, W. Ọlabọde, Soaring Above the Storms of Life: Christian Attitudes in Pain, Suffering Adversity (2013) Ibadan, BLISS International 175p. ISBN: 978-978-2397-22-5.
5. Aiyepẹku, W. Ọlabọde and Kumapayi, T. ’Dọtun, Becoming Fitter, Healthier, Stronger: Spiritual Exercises in Training for Godliness, 2016. Ibadan, Church of Nigeria Missionary Society (CNMS), 180p. (EVANIP Series No. 1 of the CNMS). ISBN 978-978-2397-26-3.
6. Aiyepẹku, W. Ọlabọde, Building Christlike Character: Christian Brand-marks of Jesus. Ibadan, Church of Nigeria Missionary Society (CNMS), 2017, xxiii, 438p. (EVANIP Series No. 2 of the CNMS). ISBN 978-978-2397-24-9 (Hardcover).

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