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Academic Library Development in Ghana: Top Managers' Perspectives

Edwin Ellis Badu


The views of 21 academic librarians were sought in a qualitative study to identify the main issues that would shape the development of academic libraries in Ghana in the early years of the millennium. The Grounded Theory Approach used for data collection and analysis, revealed five main categories as the main concerns namely: strategic planning, information technology, service development, library funding, human and physical resource development and organisational climate. It is concluded that academic librarianship in Ghana needs a completely new definition and redirection, and academic libraries are urged to show an intense commitment to the highest levels of service, team work and demand-led acquisition.

Afr. J. Lib. Arch. & Inf. Sc. Vol.14(2) 2004: 93-107