ERIC Number: ED176764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Resource Sharing in West Africa: Some Implications for the Development of National Information Policies.
Sheriff, G. M.
This paper briefly examines the current state of library cooperation in the West African countries, in relation to the implementation of national information policies in these countries. Library cooperation within the framework of a national information policy in developing countries is considered as a primary need rather than the development of highly expensive computerized systems, which do not fit in the present economic situation in these countries where resource sharing is an essential need due to the lack of basic resources. The Standing Conference of University Libraries (Western Area) (SCAULWA) has examined the problems of library cooperation among Francophone and Anglophone West African countries and concluded that it would be more economical and more efficient to continue to use the services provided by the Bibliotheque Nationale and the British Lending Library. However, a plan has been set up to produce a Union List of Serials in West African university libraries. (Author/JEG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Africa (West)
Note: Paper prepared for the 1977 IFLA/UNESCO Pre-Session Seminar on Resource Sharing of Libraries in Developing Countries (Antwerp, Belgium, August 30-September 4, 1977); For related documents, see IR 007 707-722