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Special Collections at the United States International University Library in Kenya: Strategies for Development and Implementation
International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) 2008 (2008)
  • Michele Gibney
Abstract

Due to the completion of a brand-new library building at the United States International University (USIU) in Nairobi, Kenya, opportunities for collection development at the library have appeared. This paper outlines three strategies for taking advantage of the special collections holdings and developing them over time. The authors provide research on creating an Africana collection, a United Nations (U.N.) Depository, and a UNESCO Memory of the World Program digital archive. These efforts are aimed at increasing indigenous knowledge and raising the profile of the university internationally. The global implications of this project dovetail with the university’s stated mission of expanding diversity in Kenya.

Keywords
  • special collections,
  • United States International University,
  • Nairobi,
  • Kenya
Publication Date
Summer August, 2008
Citation Information
Michele Gibney. "Special Collections at the United States International University Library in Kenya: Strategies for Development and Implementation" International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) 2008 (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michele_gibney/39/