ERIC Number: ED441453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
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Internet Use and Training Needs of Staff of the esAL Consortium, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: Partnership between Historically Disadvantaged and Advantaged Institutions (HDIs and HAIs).
Kaniki, Andrew M.
Academic libraries in South Africa are increasingly under pressure to provide Internet-based information services. Due to the historical background (i.e., apartheid policies), however, some postsecondary institutions were better endowed than others in terms of financial resources, library personnel, material resources, and with respect to Internet facilities and services. Similarly, library and information science (LIS) education and training departments have in the past differed significantly in terms of resources and staff available to train library personnel who eventually staff academic libraries. Consequently, institutions are categorized as Historically Disadvantaged Institutions (HDIs) and Historically Advantaged Institutions (HAIs). This paper presents survey results of members of the Eastern Seaboard Association of Libraries (esAL) consortium for cooperation among libraries in South Africa that assessed Internet connectivity, ways that the Internet is used, skill or comfort levels with Internet services, problems using the Internet, and training needs. (MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Advantaged, Consortia, Disadvantaged, Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Services, Information Skills, Information Utilization, Internet, Library Cooperation, Library Surveys, Problems, Training, Use Studies
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla65/papers/041-115e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa