ERIC Number: EJ1180014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Enhancing Access to Reading Materials in Academic Libraries with Low Budgets Using a Book Bank System: Makerere University Library Experience
Byamugisha, Helen M.
Journal of Access Services, v15 n1 p1-13 2018
Most universities are enrolling large numbers of students amidst dwindling budgets. This leads to reduced book- to student ratios. Makerere University started a Book Bank system to ensure availability of basic text books to students. The aim of this paper was to assess whether the Book Bank system was a viable strategy for enhancing access to reading materials in academic libraries with low budgets. Findings revealed that the Book Bank system was appreciated and 92% of the students used Book Banks. Concludes that the Book Bank is a possible strategy for enhancing access to reading materials in academic libraries with low budgets.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Libraries, Access to Information, Reading Materials, Library Materials, Textbooks, Cost Effectiveness, Budgets, Educational Strategies, College Students, Student Satisfaction, Users (Information), Financial Support, Focus Groups, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Questionnaires, Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Uganda
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