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The information age, where ICT is an essential tool for harnessing and disseminating information, has brought with it a number of very attractive innovations for libraries, such as the provision of information in electronic form, and the gradual move away from the just‐in‐case model, to the...
The importance of a national information policy to a developing country is explained and the factors hindering its development in Kenya are discussed. These factors relate to poor recognition of the importance of information, funding shortages, weak infrastructure, lack of qualified manpower,...
Discusses the development of regionally organised electronic library services within the NHS. Examines evidence for the effectiveness of electronic library services both in the UK and abroad. Draws attention to the inter‐dependence of electronic and conventional library services.
Refers to a 1999 Australian survey which examined a 26 item scale developed regarding three major automated library systems issues, which approved 23 items that represented criteria for the success of automated library systems, and rejection of the remaining three items. The same scale was...
Recounts the origins of Birmingham University in Mason College, and the early development of its library under William Henry Cope. The growth of collections, particularly by donations from Thomas Pretious Heslop and the services based on them into the early twentieth century are discussed. The...
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