A number of libraries in Malawi have made attempts to create digital libraries, a midst several challenges. This book examines the implementation and usage of the Bunda College of Agriculture Greenstone digital library. The digital library was mainly created to address the need for digitizing the local Malawian collection. It has been hampered by lack of funding and has largely depended on already available resources. Members of staff have been trained on various aspects of the Greenstone digital library software, however they are not specifically employed for the digital library functions. Implementation and usage of the Bunda College Digital Library has largely been successful, however more needs to be done to make it sustainable and maximize its benefits. Libraries in Malawi have more to learn from Bunda College Library. This research has revealed many challenges associated with the creation and management of a digital library at the same time demonstrating the rising demand for digital information, leaving librarians in Malawi with no option but to mobilize their efforts towards the creation of digital libraries. With commitment and will progress can be made.
|Number of Pages||132|
|Book Type||Media studies|
|Country of Manufacture||India|
|Product Brand||LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing|
|Product Packaging Info||Box|
|In The Box||1 Piece|
|Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com||2015-10-08 00:00:00|