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Title: Library Collection Development in Women Development Centres in Africa - The Case of Nigeria
Authors: Asamoah–Hassan, Helena R.
Keywords: Information retrieval and dissemination,
Data and information base
Women studies
Collection development
Issue Date: Jun-1994
Publisher: Radcliffe College, Cambridge
Abstract: Women Development Centres (WDCs) in recent times have been set up to carry out functions towards the improvement of the woman in all facets of life. These WDCs work under the supervision of a governmental or a quasi— governmental body. In Africa, these centres exist in many countries under various names. In Ghana, it is the National Council for Women and Development while in Nigeria there is the government’s National Commission for Women (NCW) and the quasi- governmental Maryam Babangida National Centre for Women Development (MBNCWD). These set ups have Library and Documentation Centres (LDCs) to collect, process ,store ,and disseminate information on women. The methods used by the MBNCWD, Nigeria which is a pacesetter among WDCs in West AFRICA to collect information, problems encountered in sourcing these information and the types of information available in its LDC are discussed. Suggestions for effective library collection development for WDCs in Africa are proffered.
Description: Paper presented at the 1st International Conference for Women Librarians' Women, Information and the future' held from 17th-20th June, 1994 at Radcliffe College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3718
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