Academic Library Consortia in South Africa: where we come from and where we are heading

Thomas, G.M.E. and Fourie, I. (2006) Academic Library Consortia in South Africa: where we come from and where we are heading. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 32 (4). pp. 432-438. ISSN 0099-1333



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The purpose of this article is to give an overview of the establishment of the five academic library consortia in South Africa, their status quo, and a summary of their successes and plans for the future. Although useful information can be found from the consortia Web sites, much of it is no longer current. Similarly, there is limited published literature on the academic library consortia in South Africa. Apart from the sources referenced, the authors therefore relied heavily on an unpublished conference paper by Thomas[reference 1], which included findings gathered during a short survey among the five academic library consortia. In addition, Rowley and Slack[reference 2] and Sekabembe[reference 3] provide useful overviews of the library consortia in South Africa at the time of publication. Further information is available in published and unpublished sources.

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Additional Information:Corresponding author, Gwenda Thomas. Tel.: +27 46 603 8079; fax: +27 46 622 3487. E-mail:
Uncontrolled Keywords:Academic libraries; South Africa; Consortia
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Divisions:Support Units > Library
ID Code:428
Deposited By: Mrs Eileen Shepherd
Deposited On:03 Jun 2008
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