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dc.contributor.authorRansom, Sylviaen
local.source.editorEditor(s): Fuziah Mohd Nadzar, Mohd Sharif Mohd Saad, Szarina Abdullahen
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-04T12:34:00Z
dc.date.issued2011en
dc.identifier.citationProceedings of the Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education and Practice (A-LIEP 2011): Issues, Challenges and Opportunities, p. 323-329en
dc.identifier.isbn9789833286010en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/10075en
dc.description.abstractThe author spent six months in Bhutan in 2010 at the request of the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB). The brief was to advise how to improve the standard of the libraries of the ten constituent RUB colleges, particularly relating to library services for users. The original study investigated the current state of RUB academic libraries. Once this state was identified and evaluated, it was necessary to decide what should, and realistically could, be done to improve the constituent libraries and align them more closely to western academic libraries. Very little has been written or published about academic libraries in Bhutan. The main method utilised therefore was situational analysis, involving the design of a rubric for identifying common factors of libraries, then time spent working in each library to gather information. In most libraries, this consisted of at least a week spent working with staff and assessing the library. Observation was used with a photographic record kept. As well, library staff were interviewed informally, as was staff in the Office of the Vice Chancellor of the Royal University of Bhutan. At the conclusion of each library visit a brief report making specific recommendations pertaining to that library was presented to the library staff member in charge, both to provide feedback prior to the final report, and to give library staff documentation to pass on to the campus Director and Dean of Academic Affairs who facilitated the visit. In addition to the brief memoranda provided to each library, a final report was presented to the Office of the Vice Chancellor (OVC) in a workshop setting with opportunities for stakeholders to ask questions. A more detailed report with supporting appendices was also provided to the OVC. Seven main recommendations were contained in the report, the seventh having several sub sections relating to a number of staffing issues. This paper introduces readers to an area of academic librarianship about which little has been written or known outside Bhutan. The descriptive analysis of Bhutanese academic libraries in 2010 will provide comparative data for other developing countries.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherFaculty of Information Management, Universiti Teknologi MARAen
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education and Practice (A-LIEP 2011): Issues, Challenges and Opportunitiesen
dc.titleImproving Bhutan's Academic Libraries, Recommendations from a Situational Analysisen
dc.typeConference Publicationen
dc.relation.conferenceA-LIEP 2011: 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education and Practice - Issues, Challenges and Opportunities, Putrajaya, Malaysia, 22nd - 24th June, 2011en
dc.subject.keywordsLibrarianshipen
dc.subject.keywordsEducationen
local.contributor.firstnameSylviaen
local.subject.for2008139999 Education not elsewhere classifieden
local.subject.for2008080706 Librarianshipen
local.subject.seo2008939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classifieden
local.subject.seo2008890302 Library and Archival Servicesen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Educationen
local.profile.emailsransom@une.edu.auen
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local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20111202-122054en
local.publisher.placeSelangor, Malaysiaen
local.format.startpage323en
local.format.endpage329en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.contributor.lastnameRansomen
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local.identifier.unepublicationidune:10266en
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleImproving Bhutan's Academic Libraries, Recommendations from a Situational Analysisen
local.output.categorydescriptionE1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publicationen
local.relation.urlhttp://trove.nla.gov.au/work/162623223en
local.relation.urlhttp://fim.uitm.edu.my/a-liep2011/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=55&Itemid=66en
local.conference.detailsA-LIEP 2011: 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education and Practice - Issues, Challenges and Opportunities, Putrajaya, Malaysia, 22nd - 24th June, 2011en
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local.search.authorRansom, Sylviaen
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