Modernization of library and information services in higher education in Swaziland: strategic interventions, 2000/1-2005/6

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dc.contributor.author Muswazi, Paiki
dc.contributor.author Yumba, Dickson
dc.date.accessioned 2007-10-18T15:19:39Z
dc.date.available 2007-10-18T15:19:39Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Citations of this article should be referenced to the original publication, IFLA Journal, Vol.33, No.2, 2007 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/3916
dc.description This is part of a collection of nine papers especially on Southern Africa published in IFLA Journal, Vol.33, No.2, 2007 to mark the holding of the World Library and Information Congress: 73rd IFLA Council and General Conference in Durban, South Africa, 19 - 23 August 2007. en
dc.description.abstract This is a discussion of the implementation of the UNISWA strategic plan 2000/2001 – 2005/2006. The goal of the article is to assess the impact of the information technology, policies and procedures, collaboration, funding, management, human resources development, preservation, marketing and information service delivery strategies on the modernization of LIS. It is argued that UNISWA effected considerable staff re-skilling and made some progress towards widening access to quality subscription based electronic resources and optimizing on the utilization of open access materials. Implementation was negatively influenced by low funding, limited local content on the web, inadequate information and communication technology infrastructure, scarce professional skills, and restrictive policies and procedures. It concludes that further work revolving around the above factors, taking into account user needs for independent life long learning, is the key to deepening the modernization of LIS at UNISWA. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Sage Publications en
dc.subject University of Swaziland Libraries en
dc.subject Strategic plans en
dc.subject Impact assessment en
dc.title Modernization of library and information services in higher education in Swaziland: strategic interventions, 2000/1-2005/6 en
dc.type Article en


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