Sokoine University of Agriculture

Resource management system usage and how it facilitates library services and collaborations: a case of libhub use at SUA

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dc.contributor.author Jabil, J. A
dc.contributor.author Katabalwa, A.S
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-21T11:21:00Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-21T11:21:00Z
dc.date.issued 2016-04-29
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-7978-0408-1
dc.identifier.uri https://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/1272
dc.description.abstract This paper in general shares the experience, benefits and challenges learnt through the use of RMS at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA). Through the initiative and support from iAGRI (Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative), the Sokoine National Agricultural Library (SNAL) has managed to subscribe to Libhub/Kiox to manage e-resources at the university. The introduction and use of Libhub/Kiox as an information gateway helps researchers, students, staff and others in accessing e-resources from SNAL more easily and effectively. This software opened a window of success in information dissemination and use to both information professionals and users at SUA. These include issues of cooperative collection development, dissemination, partnership and collaborations, financial, technical skill and information literacy programme. Since its introduction in the mid 2014, the use of e-resources has been simplified, statistics has been available, and tracking of use of e-resources has been possible. SNAL has been also facing some challenges including electricity shortfalls; internet problems; lack of enough funds especially for marketing and publicity; and reluctance of students and staff to attend information literacy programme. The paper recommends that academic libraries should subscribe to RMS for their institutions to increase the usage of e-resources; the process which can be also done jointly as it is done on the subscription of e-resources. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Swaziland library association en_US
dc.subject E-resources en_US
dc.subject Information Literacy en_US
dc.subject Partnership en_US
dc.subject Libhub en_US
dc.subject Resource Management Systems en_US
dc.title Resource management system usage and how it facilitates library services and collaborations: a case of libhub use at SUA en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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