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  • matiquite@uem.mz and 2945297@uwc.ac.za
  • Information provided by: Populations studies center and (INE 2007)
  • IFLA report 2007

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  • 1. Libraries in Mozambique An Overview By Policarpo Matiquite
  • 2. Presentation outline
    • Introduction
    • General overview
    • Mozambique map
    • Libraries in general
    • Professionalization
    • Characteristics of Public libraries
    • Characteristics of academic Libraries
    • UEM Case
    • Weakness
    • Perspectives
  • 3. Introduction
    • Location
    Introduction
  • 4. Map
    • Mozambique Geographic Map
  • 5. General overview
    • Area: 801.590 Km2
    • Population: 20 905 585 (INE 2007)
    • Provinces: 10 + Capital
    • Districts 128
    • Portuguese official language
    • Literacy: 47.8%
    • High educations 10 % ?
  • 6. Libraries in general
    • There are 11 public libraries, which consist of
    • 1 public library for each of the country’s 10 provinces, and Capital with the national Public library,
    • The National Library of Mozambique, founded in 1961, contains 110,000 volumes.
  • 7. Libraries in General cont .
    • The remainder of the country’s libraries is
    • made up by 20 university research libraries, 100 school Libraries.
    • Some provinces like Nampula, Sofala, Zambeze and Tete have more developed libraries than all the other provinces together.
    • Some embassy Libraries are open for Public access, like Cultural services of United State and
    • British Council Library
  • 8. Professionalization
    • Until the 1990s the profession consisted of foreign people: Portugal, Angola end different Countries
    • There are no Library associations yet
    • 1993- Group of 3 studied in Botsuana
    • 1994- Group of 6 Studied in Brazil
    • 1998- Group of 8 Studied in Brazil
  • 9. Professionalization Cont .
    • 2000- Group of 3 in Europe Spain and Portugal
    • From 1999 to 2001 - Some librarian trained at Library school held at FBLP
    • high School.
    • 2009 First Library school at Eduardo Mondalane University.
    • At moment for the all country there are almost 18 librarians who hold Libraries studies degree.
  • 10. Characteristics of Public Libraries
    • National Library in Maputo Capital city
    • With old collections or not updated collections
    • Staff member without professional degree in library studies
    • Catalogue not updated
    • Without automation process
    • In general the services are weak
  • 11. Academic Libraries
    • Eduardo Mondalne University
    • Apolitechnic University
    • ISCTEM University
    • Pedagogical University
    • University of Lurio
    • Catholic University
    • University of Zambeze
  • 12. Academic Libraries Characteristics
    • With part of staff holding degree in Library studies
    • Computer services are used on most activities of Library
    • There is Consortiums between the Universities and inter loan services
    • International organizations like INASP, AAU and others help to provide digital libraries and E-Journal
  • 13. Academic Libraries Characteristics Cont.
    • E-Journal are accessible in almost of academic libraries
    • Alert services and guidelines of users are provided in all libraries
    • Eduardo Mondlane provide some short trainings for staff and librarian in general
  • 14. Eduardo Mondlane University Case
    • With 180. 000 titles including printed Journals
    • 23.000 Electronic Journals
    • 58.000 electronic titles From INASP and others provider.
    • HINARI, AGORA, TEAL for medicine end Agriculture.
    • 41% part of Collection are in Portuguese
    • 30% part are in English
    • The rest in French, Germany, and Holland Language.
  • 15. Eduardo Mondlane University Case Cont.
    • There is cooperation's with some Brazilian and Portuguese Universities and academic institute for access of data bases in literature, some of them with full text.
    • In the region: Cooperation with UWC, Kwazulo Natal, Pretoria, UNISA, Univ. Of Zimbabwe, Univ. Of Namibia.
    • VLIR, SIDA,
  • 16. Weaknesses
    • Low salaries,
    • Librarians changing profession, working in different field, or move to private companies
    • Low internet used in the libraries
    • Low Budget for, acquisitions, administrative services and internet license
    • Low Budget for E-Journal License
    • No Policies or standards
  • 17. Weakness Cont
    • The use of ICT is still poor for staff and community
    • Majority of collections in Foreign language
    • There is no collective catalogue
  • 18. Positive developments
    • New course for library studies at Eduardo Mondlane university
    • High level of internet connection via Fiber Optical for majority of the country
    • Recognition of professional by almost stakeholder special on academic field
    • Creation of professional association
    • Adventure of Globalization for SADC
  • 19. Thank You for sharing our reality