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Title: African public library systems : a literature survey
Authors: Mostert, B. J.
Keywords: Library and information science
Issue Date: 2001
Source: Mostert, B. J. (2001). African public library systems : a literature survey. Library and Information Science Research E-Journal, 11(1), 1-17.
Journal: Library and Information Science Research E-Journal 
Abstract: The African public library systems have failed to respond to the needs of their constituency. The problems faced by these systems are multi-faceted but can be divided into five broad categories: the introduction of an anachronistic and inappropriate colonial model, inadequate training of library staff, deficiencies in determining specific needs through analysis, lack of cooperation among agencies involved in library-related work, and the absence of sustained efforts to achieve an alternative framework. In this literature survey, these problems will be discussed and recommendations made for addressing some of the issues. A table will also be provided detailing the ideal African public library system.
ISSN: 1058-6768
DOI: 10.32655/LIBRES.2001.1.2
Rights: © 2001 B.J. Mostert. All rights reserved.
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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