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Title:Mapping the fit: library and information services and the national transformation agenda in South Africa, part II
Author:Stilwell, ChristineISNI
Year:2009
Periodical:South African Journal of Library and Information Science
Volume:75
Issue:1
Pages:1-11
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:libraries
information dissemination
information technology
librarianship
vocational education
Link:http://sajlis.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/1268
Abstract:This article is an update of an article which appeared in the IFLA journal (vol. 33, no. 2, 2007, p. 87-108). It follows on from Part I (vol. 74, no. 2, 2008, p. 149-160) charting progress in terms of the fit between available library and information services in South Africa and that which is expected in terms of the national transformation agenda. This second article picks up on libraries and information services in South Africa as part of the wider national information system, starting with school libraries, followed by an overview of archives, record centres and museums, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), embassies, the commercial database industry and indigenous knowledge. It then describes the sectors concerned with the dissemination of information (mass media, broadcasting, newspapers and magazines, Internet and online-government information), information technology, the library and information education and training sector, and the organized profession. The overview is based on literature retrieved from the available, mostly electronic, databases. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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