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Show simple item record Jacobs, Veronica en_US 2014-02-07T14:07:45Z 2014-02-07T14:07:45Z 1998 en_US
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dc.description.abstract The central theme of this study revolves around information delivery in a developing community. The notion of appropriate, accessible information networks is scrutinised en_US
dc.description.abstract The Okavango region in Namibia is used as a case study of a developing, rural community. The region is underdeveloped in important spheres such as health, agriculture and education. Library and related information services are either underdeveloped or undeveloped. The region has a favourable rainfall pattern and a viable agricultural resource base. This is important for Namibia, because the country has large areas of semi-desert and desert en_US
dc.description.abstract Although the Okavango region is vast (some 4. 6 million hectares), the majority of the population (137, 000 at the 1991 census), are settled in a narrow 5-10 kilometre strip along the south bank of the Okavango river. This in itself offers challenging opportunities to improve connectivity and access to appropriate information for community development en_US
dc.description.abstract The current situation with regard to information delivery and information literacy levels in Namibia is sketched and a detailed description of two projects striving towards appropriate, accessible information delivery given. Both projects are based in a tertiary environment, one at the University of Namibia and the other at five Western Cape tertiary institutions in South Africa. Although, essentially these projects aim at improving information delivery at a tertiary level, community outreach components are woven into the long term vision of both projects. The information literacy components of the projects described are of special significance en_US
dc.description.abstract The concept of information literacy and the potential of information literacy projects and programmes to facilitate the delivery of appropriate, accessible infonnation to developing communities are probed en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.subject Information provision en_US
dc.subject Community development en_US
dc.title Towards appropriate, accessible information networks in developing communities en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.identifier.isis F009-199807030002149 en_US Cape Town en_US South Africa en_US University of Cape Town en_US Masters Degree in Library and Information Science en_US
dc.masterFileNumber 2140 en_US

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