IT skills needs for collection development at the University of Botswana Library
Authors: Mutula, Stephen M.; Makondo, Francina S.
Source: Library Hi Tech, Volume 21, Number 1, 2003 , pp. 94-101(8)
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:The rapid and continuing evolution of information technology has occasioned large stocks of electronic resources in libraries and created pressure for both library professionals and users to continue learning in order to provide effective service and make adequate use of the new information materials. Discusses collection development practices at the University of Botswana Library in an environment of increasing electronic resources of information. Considers the skills needed for librarians to effectively procure and manage such resources and for users to effectively use the resources. Provides an assessment of the performance of University of Botswana Library in this new electronic dispensation, and looks at how the library has faced the challenges of information technology.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2003-03-01