Barriers in using new information technology in document delivery in the Third World: prospects for the IFLA project in Ghana

Barriers in using new information technology in document delivery in the Third World: prospects... Since 1996 an IFLA/DANIDA project has been underway to enhance interlending and document supply in Ghana. Through external funding the project aims to establish an electronic networking system, to train local librarians in the use of new technology and in ILDS systems generally; to develop relationships with major Western libraries. If the project is successful it is likely to be extended to other Third World countries. The project is being carried out against the background of traditional library problems in Africa, e.g. underfunding, poor telecommunications, lack of computing equipment, limited local expertise, inadequate staff numbers and poor training facilities. Through the project, promising progress is already being made. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Interlending & Document Supply Emerald Publishing

Barriers in using new information technology in document delivery in the Third World: prospects for the IFLA project in Ghana

Interlending & Document Supply, Volume 27 (3): 9 – Sep 1, 1999

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1999 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0264-1615
DOI
10.1108/02641619910285367
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Abstract

Since 1996 an IFLA/DANIDA project has been underway to enhance interlending and document supply in Ghana. Through external funding the project aims to establish an electronic networking system, to train local librarians in the use of new technology and in ILDS systems generally; to develop relationships with major Western libraries. If the project is successful it is likely to be extended to other Third World countries. The project is being carried out against the background of traditional library problems in Africa, e.g. underfunding, poor telecommunications, lack of computing equipment, limited local expertise, inadequate staff numbers and poor training facilities. Through the project, promising progress is already being made.

Journal

Interlending & Document SupplyEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 1999

Keywords: Libraries; Computer networks; Interlending; Document supply; Third World; Ghana

References

  • The future of document delivery for developing countries: a view from West Africa
    Alemna, A.A

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