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Provision of access to information in academic libraries in Southern Africa : the case study

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dc.contributor.advisor Fourie, J. A.
dc.contributor.advisor Burger, Marlene, 1947-
dc.contributor.author Buchholz, Irmera
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-20T08:00:13Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-20T08:00:13Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02
dc.identifier.citation Buchholz, Irmera (2011) Provision of access to information in academic libraries in Southern Africa : the case study, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4794> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4794
dc.description.abstract Information and communications technology (ICT) makes remote access to information possible. Resource sharing facilitates the provision of access to information sources not owned by an individual library. Case studies were conducted at the University of South Africa and University of Namibia libraries to explore the provision of access to information in academic libraries in southern Africa through collection development, resource sharing and acquiring remote access to electronic resources through ICT facilities. It was found that both libraries have recently adapted their collection development policies to accommodate electronic resources although their budgets did not increase accordingly. The recruitment of ICT knowledgeable staff tends to be a problem at both libraries. Resources are shared via interlending and document supply with Unisa Library as a model in southern Africa. Both libraries add their holdings to the national bibliographies and Sabinet and are members of GAELIC. However, the UNAM library is a passive partner. A consortium within Namibia’s borders is suggested to improve resource sharing. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xiv, 260 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Collection development policies en
dc.subject Electronic resources en
dc.subject Academic libraries en
dc.subject Resource sharing en
dc.subject Library cooperation en
dc.subject.ddc 027.702850968
dc.subject.lcsh Academic libraries -- Technological innovations
dc.subject.lcsh Academic libraries -- Information Technology
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Higher -- Digital libraries
dc.title Provision of access to information in academic libraries in Southern Africa : the case study en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Information Science
dc.description.degree M. A. (Information Science)


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