University of Zambia Library as the National Reference Library of Zambia

Lungu, Charles B. M. . University of Zambia Library as the National Reference Library of Zambia., 1991 In: Academic Library Development. New Delhi, Ess Ess Publications, pp. 1-10. [Book chapter]


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Gives a historical outline of attempts for developing National Library in Zambia from the pre independence period when it was Northern Rhodesia. The study observes that no institution in the county could fulfill the responsibilities of national library even though governments built up huge collections. University of Zambia, National Council for Scientific Research, National Archives, etc are some organizations that merged large collections to form their libraries. Of this University of Zambia Library is later designated as National Reference Collection. So what has emerged in post independence Zambia is a proliferation of institutions performing selected functions of National Library. The study advocates a coordination of all these institutions to form an integrated national library system with a legal base. Observes that with the unique resources under its control University of Zambia Library is the apt institution to coordinate National Library System of the county. The need for Library Legislation in Zambia and library development plan for the country is discussed in detail.

Item type: Book chapter
Keywords: National Library Zambia Government Legislation
Subjects: F. Management. > FA. Co-operation.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DF. Government libraries.
F. Management.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DB. National libraries.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BF. Information policy
Depositing user: R. Raman Nair
Date deposited: 26 Aug 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:04


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