Continuing Education, Libraries and the Internet (CELI) Project: Narrowing the Skills Gap in Southern African University Libraries

April 19, 2004

Chisenga [1] and Katundu [2] observe that African libraries were not taking full advantage of both information categories to improve services. Literature attributes the lag to a relatively severe skills shortage, inadequate infrastructure and uncertainties regarding the volume, quality, organization and accessibility of Africana and other materials on the Internet. In recent times, poor funding, especially of African university libraries [3], has aggravated the situation.

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