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Title: Sustaining Information Delivery: The Experience of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Library, Kumasi, Ghana
Authors: Ahenkorah-Marfo, Michael
Teye, Victor
Keywords: CD-ROM
Electronic journals
Cost-sharing
Open access
Document supply
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve
Citation: Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve, Volume 20 Issue 4, September 2010.
Abstract: The paper reviews information delivery at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), which dates back to 1993. Information delivery (which includes document and electronic resource delivery) from CD-ROM and online databases has given access to about 15,000 online journals. Sponsorship of information delivery has largely come from donors such as Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), Norwegian Ministry of Aid to Developing Countries (NORAD) and International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publication (INASP). The bane of information delivery over the years has been the financial implications of sustainability, especially after the pull-out of sponsors. This paper analyses the situation and proposes a solution in open access journals, cost-sharing by beneficiaries, ingenuity on the part of librarians and eventual bail-out by the University administrators.
Description: Author Posting. (c) Informaworld, 2010. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Informaworld for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve, Volume 20 Issue 4, September 2010.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/143
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