Short Communication The Botswana Collection : An Evaluative Study of the University of Botswana Library Special Collections

  • Baathuli Nfila

Abstract

This study was conducted to investigate the awareness and usage of the Botswana Collection by the students of the University of Botswana. A questionnaire survey was utilised for data collection from the students in all the five faculties of the University of Botswana. The study showed that the awareness of the Botswana Collection and its information services provided, and the usage of the information materials, was high amongst the faculties of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences. It was found that the rate of awareness of the Botswana Collection and its information services provided was low in the Faculties of Science and Engineering and Technology. The majority of the students from these two faculties did not use the Botswana Collection because either the materials were not relevant to their learning, and research needs or they were not aware of the materials and the services provided by the collection.

(African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science: 2002 11 (1): 67-74)
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