ERIC Number: ED216691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
National Information Provision Responsibilities of the University of Zambia Library: A User Perspective.
Lundu, Maurice C.
This paper describes the situation of the information user in the developing countries of Africa; discusses the role of information resources in national development; delineates the most important functions of national libraries with respect to information dissemination and information utilization; explores the relationship between financial support, governance, and authority within institutions such as libraries; and examines in detail the concept of a national library in the context of the developing country, taking the role of the academic library at the University of Zambia within the Zambian social and economic environment as a case in point. A reference list is included. (JL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Africa; Library Users; University of Zambia
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Federation of Library Associations (Leipzig, East Germany, August 17-22, 1981).