Around the World to: The University of Dar es Salaam Library: Collection Development in the Electronic Information Environment
Article publication date: 1 July 2004
This paper discusses emerging issues in selection and acquisition of electronic information resources in academic libraries of developing countries paying particular attention to the situation at the University of Dar es Salaam Library (www.udsm.ac.tz/library/). First, it discusses in historical perspective the application of information technology in provision of information services and specifically the provision of electronic information services at this university. Then it identifies emerging and challenging issues related to selection and acquisition of electronic information resources. The emerging issues include the information technology skills of staff and users, technology infrastructure, financial resources and collection development and management policy. In conclusion, the paper strategizes the way forward to make selection and acquisition of e‐resources contribute towards promotion of research, scholarly communication, teaching and learning at African universities.
Kiondo, E. (2004), "Around the World to: The University of Dar es Salaam Library: Collection Development in the Electronic Information Environment", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 21 No. 6, pp. 19-24. https://doi.org/10.1108/07419050410554861
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