Modernization of Library and Information Services in Higher Education in Swaziland: strategic interventions, 2000/1-2005/6
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This is a discussion of the implementation of the University of Swaziland (UNISWA)strategic plan 2000/1-2005/6.The goal of the article is to assess the impact of the information technology, policies,procedures, collaboration, funding,management, human resources development, preservation, marketing and information service delivery strategies on the modernization of its library and and information services (LIS). It is argued that UNISWA has affected considerable staff re-skilling and made some progress towards widening access to quality subscription based electronic resources and optimizing the utilization of open access materials. Implementation was negatively influenced by low funding, limited local content web . inadequate information and communication technology infrastructure,scarce professional skills, and restrictive policies and procedures. It concludes that further work revolving around the above factors, taking into account user needs for independent life long learning, is the key to deepening the modernization of LIS at UNISWA.