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The State of ICT Implementation and Training at the University of Khartoum Library System

The State of ICT Implementation and Training at the University of Khartoum Library System

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Title: The State of ICT Implementation and Training at the University of Khartoum Library System
Author: Abdelrahman, Omer Hassan
Abstract: The continuous developments in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) have had a far reaching impact on library and information institutions and services worldwide. Academic libraries, particularly in the underdeveloped world are lagging behind for a number of reasons; the important one being the lack of necessary skills to deal with ICT by academic library staff. This paper investigates the current situation of ICT at the University of Khartoum Library System (UKLIS), and identifies the staff training programmes carried out there in order to prepare the staff and equip them with the necessary skills to cope with advances in ICT. The methods employed for data collection include interviews and document analysis. The findings reveal that although the ICT infrastructure at the University of Khartoum, the parent institution, is available, yet the ICT situation at the UKLIS is deplorable, and that the training programmes available are inadequate for this purpose. The paper finally comes up with a number of recommendations and suggestions for remedying the situation and bridging the gaps identified in the ICT situation at the UKLIS. An important recommendation is the setting up of an ICT plan, and a subsequent ICT training strategy for the UKLIS staff.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/16611
Date: 2009


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