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Purpose – This paper sets out to present what the KNUST Library has done to introduce alternative scholarly communication in the form of an institutional repository to the University. Design/methodology/approach – The study discusses management issues like agreement on policy to govern it,...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to review the different sources of financing university libraries in Africa and the challenges faced by libraries in sourcing for funds, with a view to suggesting innovative ways through which the library can raise additional funds....
Purpose – This paper aims to look at the development of the National Library of Uganda since its establishment in 2003 and what factors have influenced this development. Design/methodology/approach – Ugandan parliamentary records and government papers have been used to trace the path of...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to review human resource management (HRM) in the selected, mainly academic libraries of Southern Africa. It is to determine the level at, and manner by which, HRM issues are handled in those libraries and their parent organisations. The paper seeks to...
Purpose – This paper seeks to discuss the positioning of academic libraries in universities of science and technology in Africa. With the importance that is given to the establishment and outputs of these types of universities and to skills development as a contributing factor to Africa's...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to share information on the management of open distance libraries with special reference to technology applications. It seeks to provide information on the changing roles of academic libraries with specific reference to the requirements of open and...
Purpose – Academic libraries, in general and more specifically in Africa, are at varying stages of decline: they are gradually being dislodged as top “go‐to” places. This paper aims to suggest that leaders of academic libraries turn to the private sector to learn strategies through which...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss issues surrounding implementation of technology in libraries. The paper aims to focus on the process of implementing mobile phone services at the University of South Africa (UNISA) Library, and how the introduction impacted on internal...
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