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|Title: ||Interlibrary Lending as an Alternative Means to Improve Resource-Poor Ghanaian Libraries|
|Authors: ||Osei-Bonsu, Moses|
|Issue Date: ||1998|
|Publisher: ||The Haworth Press, Inc|
|Citation: ||Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Supply, Vol. 8(3) 1998|
|Abstract: ||The importance of science and technology information in technological advancement and research and development is obvious. It contributes directly to economic development of a country. The paper highlights major problems facing Ghanaian academic and research libraries in their attempt to provide science and technology information. These include poor collections, inadequate funding, a lack of hard currency for ordering needed documents, a lack of trained manpower, poor communication networks, lack of cooperaion among existing libraries and no firm government policies to support initiatives.
The paper describes international initiatives and efforts including the IFLA/DANIDA Interlending and Document Delivery Project aimed at establishing global electronic links in order to improve availability of publications and information, which will lead to information transfer and ultimately to development. A training programme organized for six Ghanaian librarians in the United Kingdom and Denmark is described.
It is concluded that access to online databases in the developed countries is essential since it provides the most up-to-date information. It is recommended that communications infrastructure be insfalled so that Ghanaian libraries can access scientific and technology information held in the developed countries.|
|Description: ||Article published in the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Information Supply
Vol. 8(3) 1998|
|Appears in Collections:||Library|
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