The Integration of Print and Electronic Sources: A Case Study of the University of Swaziland Library

  • Paiki Muswazi University of Swaziland Library, P/Bag 4, Kwaluseni, Swaziland

Abstract

This is a case study in which the objectives were to assess user involvement in print/ electronic resources (e-resources), integration, education and training, awareness, use and impact of e-resources at the University of Swaziland. Based on a questionnaire survey from a sample of first, final year and a mixed group of students, the results showed that users were not involved, user education inadequately covered e-resources, and users were not fully aware of and underutilised e-resources which consequently had a limited impact. The study recommends user requirements studies, comprehensive user education catering for varying student needs, installation of more computer terminals as well as user friendly access policies, aggressive marketing of e-resources and improvements in ICT infrastructure.
Afr. J. Lib. Arch. & Inf. Sc. Vol.15(1) 2005: 59-66

Author Biography

Paiki Muswazi, University of Swaziland Library, P/Bag 4, Kwaluseni, Swaziland
pmuswazi@yahoo.com
Published
2005-04-29
Section
Articles

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