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Title: Networking the Library Catalogue: Lessons from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Library, Kumasi, Ghana
Authors: Ahenkorah-Marfo, Michael
Borteye, Edward Mensah
Keywords: Library automation
Online catalogues
Retrospective conversion
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Ghana Library Journal
Citation: Ghana Library Journal, vol. 20, No. 1, 2010.
Abstract: This paper describes the general procedure that KNUST followed for carrying out automation and subsequent networking of its library catalogues. The highlights of these activities include choice of software, selection of vendors, conversion of records and training of staff It emphasizes networking of catalogues as a sure way of providing gateways to library resources and a solution for the problems of accessing library materials. It finally highlights the lessons from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Library’s experience with automation, challenges encountered and presents it as an example for other Ghanaian academic libraries which have plans to automate to learn from it Recommendations have also been given to pave way for modest beginnings for libraries which cannot afford automation of catalogues with comprehensive but expensive library management system to use CDS/ISIS.
Description: Author Posting: (c) Ghana Library Journal, 2010. This is the author's version of the work. The definitive version is due to appear in Ghana Library Journal, vol. 20, No. 1, 2010.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1190
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