ERIC Number: ED208803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Problems with the Acquisition and Bibliographic Control of Official Documents and Their Accessibility to Citizens and Researchers: The University of Zambia Library Experience.
Rooke, Andrew; Msiska, Augustine W. C.
The problems of acquisition, bibliographic control, and accessibility to official documents, which are more pronounced in developing than developed countries, are reflected by the experience of the University of Zambia library. The library is concerned not only with Zambian official documents, but also with those of other Anglophone Sub-Saharan African countries, and publications of the United Nations and its agencies. The library's problems include inadequate bibliographical tools, shortages of foreign exchange and qualified personnel, unbalanced exchange programs, lack of standardized headings for government bodies, lack of legal depository privileges for Zambian documents, and restrictive library security practices that limit access for citizens and researchers. (Author/RAA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Access to Information; Library Security; Zambia
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Federation of Library Associations (Manila, Philippines, August 18-23, 1980).