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Title:Colonial and post-independence legal framework for the establishment and operation of libraries in Tanzania
Author:Kabudi, A.M.M.
Periodical:Eastern Africa Law Review
Geographic term:Tanzania
Abstract:In Tanzania there are specific pieces of legislation establishing particular libraries which outline their status and functions. There are also laws that deal with general matters that are generically applicable to all libraries, as well as sector statutes, which also touch on library operations. This article surveys and analyses the experience of both colonial and postcolonial experience in legislating for the establishment of libraries in Tanzania. It shows that national library systems such as academic, public and research libraries are established by Acts of Parliament, which stipulate their functions and how they should operate. Furthermore the article indicates that there is no generic piece of legislation which deals with libraries in general providing for their classification, standards, inspection and professional qualifications of librarians and their registration in the same way as that for other professions such as lawyers, engineers and medical practitioners. Notes, ref.