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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 4, No. 3 (2008) open journal systems 


Challenges of managing information and communication technologies for education: Experiences from Sokoine National Agricultural Library

Grace Emmanuel
Alfred S Sife, Sokoine National Agricultural Library, SUA


Abstract
Like many other libraries, the Sokoine National Agricultural Library (SNAL) has already computerized most of its services. The library has acquired a number of ICT facilities that contribute positively to provision of information services. However, the new technologies provide new challenges related to acquisition, preservation, maintenance and security issues, training of users, and lack of awareness and commitment among key stakeholders. This paper discusses some of the challenges experienced by SNAL, highlights measures taken to overcome some of these challenges, and proposes strategies for proper management of ICTs in libraries.


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International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. ISSN: 1814-0556