ERIC Number: ED176762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Resource Sharing in Relation to Library Acquisition: A Case for East Africa.
Kawesa, B. M.
This description of resource sharing by the university (i.e., national), libraries of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda examines such factors as finance, communication, and dependence on imported literature. In discussing the acquisition of local literature, it is established that the greatest amount of resource sharing is inter-university, while cooperation with other types of libraries is negligible, and varies with the quality and quantity of the collection of each individual library; it is also noted that gifts and exchanges were greater in number than purchases. Constraints identified are attributed primarily to finance. Potential roles for the Library of Congress collecting center based in Nairobi in the acquisition of local literature by East African libraries are suggested. (JEG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Africa (East)
Note: Paper prepared for the 1977 IFLA/UNESCO Pre-Session on Resource Sharing of Libraries in Developing Countries (Antwerp, Belgium, August 30-September 4, 1977); For related documents, see IR 007 707-722