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Serial selection at the University of Botswana Library

Edward Lumande (Senior Assistant Librarian, University of Botswana Library, Gaborone, Botswana.)
Ayoku A. Ojedokun (Assistant Librarian, University of Botswana Library, Gaborone, Botswana.)
E.K. Lebotse (Assistant Librarian, University of Botswana Library, Gaborone, Botswana.)
Albertina M. Mbangiwa (Assistant Librarian, University of Botswana Library, Gaborone, Botswana.)

Library Management

ISSN: 0143-5124

Article publication date: 1 October 2000

Abstract

Inconsistency and/or a lack of a clear understanding of the criteria for serial selection and evaluation have been observed to characterise the presentation of requests for approval of serials at the University of Botswana Library (UBL). This, on a number of occasions, has made decision taking difficult and sometimes inconclusive. The paper provides a case study of the examination of guidelines in use in other academic libraries. It also describes the process and procedure currently in use at the UBL. The study identified some anomalies and suggests modifications to ensure consistency in the presentation of submissions to guide better decision making by the Serials Selection Committee of the Library.

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Lumande, E., Ojedokun, A.A., Lebotse, E.K. and Mbangiwa, A.M. (2000), "Serial selection at the University of Botswana Library", Library Management, Vol. 21 No. 7, pp. 357-364. https://doi.org/10.1108/01435120010338793

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