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Title: Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Library Development in Africa
Authors: Asamoah-Hassan, Helena R.
Issue Date: 27-Jun-2012
Abstract: The state of libraries in Africa has not been the best for quite a long time. Libraries have often been one of the first casualties of budget cuts of governments suffering from downward economic fortunes. Foreign NGOs have come into African libraries to assist in strengthening them to perform the functions expected of them. The roles they played from their first appearance on the African library scene, what they have done and are doing now in the creation and dissemination of information are discussed. The invisibility of the role of African NGO’s is also discussed. Mention is then made of the activities of some major ones. An analysis is made of activities of the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) and Electronic Information for Libraries Network (elFL.net) which are prominent NGOs currently working with some major African libraries to buttress the fact that NGOs are partners in development and that there is the need to explore and strengthen such partnerships for the good of African libraries.
Description: A Paper presented by Mrs. Helena Asamoah-Hassan
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4180
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