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Lessons to be learned: Information Technology Training in a Developing Country Academic Library
Library Management (1993)
  • R A MacLeod
  • Elisha R.T Chiware, Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Abstract

Automation is pervading all areas of academic library work. Librarians must be adequately trained in order to exploit the new technology. The literature recognizes that there are certain prerequisites for successful training. Libraries in developing countries face additional problems in the area of training for information technology. There are special circumstances at the University of Botswana Library. The University of Botswana Library automation training programmes aim to tackle these special circumstances and the problems unique to developing countries, and at the same time fulfil the recognized conditions needed for successful training. Gives a detailed outline of several University of Botswana Library automation training programmes.

Keywords
  • Automation,
  • Developing countries,
  • Information technology,
  • Libraries,
  • Training,
  • Universities
Publication Date
April, 1993
Citation Information
R A MacLeod and Elisha R.T Chiware. "Lessons to be learned: Information Technology Training in a Developing Country Academic Library" Library Management Vol. 14 Iss. 6 (1993)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/elisha_chiware/6/