University libraries in a changing environment: experiences and the way forward in the new e-learning environment in Zimbabwe

Chiparausha, Blessing and Sithole, Nevermore University libraries in a changing environment: experiences and the way forward in the new e-learning environment in Zimbabwe., 2008 . In Inaugural Africa University National E-learning Symposium, Mutare (Zimbabwe), 14 March 2008. (Unpublished) [Conference paper]


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The paper looks at the reasons prompting academic librarians to embrace e-learning and the benefits that can be derived from using electronic information services. The authors came up with some suggestions that academic librarians can positively participate in e-learning by providing and advocating for the use of electronic books and journals, promoting the open access initiative, imparting information literacy skills, providing selective dissemination of information and document delivery services and establishing and promoting the use of institutional repositories. The paper ends by giving recommendations on how society can get ahead with e-learning by involving academic librarians in the development nexus.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Academic libraries, open access, information literacy, electronic information services, institutional repositories
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology > LC. Internet, including WWW.
Depositing user: Blessing Chiparausha
Date deposited: 02 Oct 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:12


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