Agricultural library and information development in Botswana : a profile

Gessesse, Kebede . Agricultural library and information development in Botswana : a profile., 1991 In: Academic Library Development. New Delhi, Ess Ess Publications, pp. 31-34. [Book chapter]


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Provides an overview of the agricultural library and information system development in a Sub–Saharan African country – Botswana. Points out the areas where regional cooperation in agricultural information work is essential among countries within the region. The study covers four agricultural libraries and one documentation and information center involved in agricultural development in Botswana - the libraries in the headquarters of Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture, National Veterinary Council and Botswana Agricultural College and the National Institute of Documentation and Research of the University of Botswana. The study points out that presently there is no cooperation among the libraries of the agricultural sector of Botswana even among those under the same Ministry. It makes proposals for development of collections relevant to the agro climatic region, introduction of current technologies for information management, training the manpower as well as for resource sharing and cooperation.

Item type: Book chapter
Keywords: Agricultural University Library Information Services Farming
Subjects: F. Management. > FA. Co-operation.
A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information.
F. Management.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DI. Science libraries.
Depositing user: R. Raman Nair
Date deposited: 04 Sep 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:04


Boyle, P J. Information for agricultural development in Botswana. Gaborone, SACCAR, 1987.

Gessesse, K. Perspectives of agricultural information systems in East and Southern African Region. Gaborone, University of Botswana Library, 1987.


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