Libraries in Mozambique  An Overview
Presentation outline <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>General assert </li></ul><ul><li>Mozambique map </li></ul><ul>...
Introduction <ul><li>Location </li></ul>Introduction
Map <ul><li>Mozambique Geographic Map </li></ul>
General assert  <ul><li>Area: 801.590 Km2 </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 20 905 585 (INE 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Provinces:...
Libraries in general <ul><li>There is 11 public libraries, which consist of </li></ul><ul><li>1 public library for each of...
Libraries in General  cont . <ul><li>The remainder of the country’s libraries is </li></ul><ul><li>made up by 20 universit...
Professionalization <ul><li>The profession were held by foreigner people: Portugal, Angola  end different Countries </li><...
Professionalization  Cont . <ul><li>2000- Group of 3 in Europe Spain and Portugal </li></ul><ul><li>Between 1999 to 2001  ...
Characteristics of  Public Libraries <ul><li>National Library in Maputo Capital city  </li></ul><ul><li>With  old collecti...
Academic Libraries <ul><li>Eduardo Mondalne University </li></ul><ul><li>Apolitechnic University </li></ul><ul><li>ISCTEM ...
Academic Libraries Characteristics <ul><li>With part of staff holding degree in Library studies </li></ul><ul><li>Computer...
Academic Libraries Characteristics  Cont. <ul><li>E-Journal are accessible in almost of academic libraries </li></ul><ul><...
Eduardo Mondlane  University  Case <ul><li>With 180. 000 titles including printed Journals  </li></ul><ul><li>23.000 Elect...
Eduardo Mondlane University Case  Cont. <ul><li>There is cooperation's with some Brazilian and Portuguese Universities and...
Institutions related <ul><li>Fundo Bibliografico de Lingua Portuguesa </li></ul><ul><li>MEC- Ministry of education and Cul...
Weakness <ul><li>Low salaries, causing  contract for part of  librarian by Private companies  </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians...
Weakness  Cont <ul><li>The use of ICT is still poor  for staff and Community  </li></ul><ul><li>Majority of Collections in...
Challenges <ul><li>New course  for  library studies at Eduardo Mondlane university </li></ul><ul><li>High level of interne...
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  • Information provided by: Populations studies center and (INE 2007)
  • IFLA report 2007
  • Libraries In Mozambique

    1. 1. Libraries in Mozambique An Overview
    2. 2. Presentation outline <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>General assert </li></ul><ul><li>Mozambique map </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries in general </li></ul><ul><li>Professionalization </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics of Public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics of academic Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>UEM Case </li></ul><ul><li>Weakness </li></ul><ul><li>Perspectives </li></ul>
    3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Location </li></ul>Introduction
    4. 4. Map <ul><li>Mozambique Geographic Map </li></ul>
    5. 5. General assert <ul><li>Area: 801.590 Km2 </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 20 905 585 (INE 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Provinces: 10 + Capital </li></ul><ul><li>Districts 128 </li></ul><ul><li>Portuguese official language </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy: 47.8% </li></ul><ul><li>High educations 10 % ? </li></ul>
    6. 6. Libraries in general <ul><li>There is 11 public libraries, which consist of </li></ul><ul><li>1 public library for each of the country’s 10 provinces, and Capital with the national Public library, </li></ul><ul><li>The National Library of Mozambique, founded in 1961, contains 110,000 volumes. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Libraries in General cont . <ul><li>The remainder of the country’s libraries is </li></ul><ul><li>made up by 20 university research libraries, 100 school Libraries. </li></ul><ul><li>Some provinces like Nampula, Sofala, Zambeze and Tete they hold developed libraries than the rest of libraries in country. </li></ul><ul><li>Some embassy Libraries are open for Public access, like Cultural services of United State and </li></ul><ul><li>British Council Library </li></ul>
    8. 8. Professionalization <ul><li>The profession were held by foreigner people: Portugal, Angola end different Countries </li></ul><ul><li>There is no Library associations yet </li></ul><ul><li>1993- Group of 3 studied in Botsuana </li></ul><ul><li>1994- Group of 6 Studied in Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>1998- Group of 8 Studied in Brazil </li></ul>
    9. 9. Professionalization Cont . <ul><li>2000- Group of 3 in Europe Spain and Portugal </li></ul><ul><li>Between 1999 to 2001 - Started a Library school held by FBLP </li></ul><ul><li> high School. </li></ul><ul><li>2009 First Library school at Eduardo Mondalane University. </li></ul><ul><li>At moment for the all country there is almost 18 librarian whom hold Libraries studies degree. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Characteristics of Public Libraries <ul><li>National Library in Maputo Capital city </li></ul><ul><li>With old collections or not updated collections </li></ul><ul><li>Staff member without professional degree in library studies </li></ul><ul><li>Catalogue not updated </li></ul><ul><li>Without automation process </li></ul><ul><li>In general the services are almost weak </li></ul>
    11. 11. Academic Libraries <ul><li>Eduardo Mondalne University </li></ul><ul><li>Apolitechnic University </li></ul><ul><li>ISCTEM University </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogical University </li></ul><ul><li>University of Lurio </li></ul><ul><li>Catholic University </li></ul><ul><li>University of Zambeze </li></ul>
    12. 12. Academic Libraries Characteristics <ul><li>With part of staff holding degree in Library studies </li></ul><ul><li>Computer services are used on most activities of Library </li></ul><ul><li>There is Consortiums between the Universities and inter loan services </li></ul><ul><li>International organizations like INASP, AAU and others help to provide digital libraries and E-Journal </li></ul>
    13. 13. Academic Libraries Characteristics Cont. <ul><li>E-Journal are accessible in almost of academic libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Alert services and guidelines of users are provided in all libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Eduardo Mondlane provide some short trainings for staff and librarian in general </li></ul>
    14. 14. Eduardo Mondlane University Case <ul><li>With 180. 000 titles including printed Journals </li></ul><ul><li>23.000 Electronic Journals </li></ul><ul><li>58.000 electronic titles From INASP and others provider. </li></ul><ul><li>HINARI, AGORA, TEAL for medicine end Agriculture. </li></ul><ul><li>41% part of Collection are in Portuguese </li></ul><ul><li>30% part are in English </li></ul><ul><li>The rest in French, Germany, and Holland Language. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Eduardo Mondlane University Case Cont. <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>In the region: Cooperation with UWC, Kwazulo Natal, Pretoria, UNISA, Univ. Of Zimbabwe, Univ. Of Namibia. </li></ul><ul><li>VLIR, SIDA, </li></ul>
    16. 16. Institutions related <ul><li>Fundo Bibliografico de Lingua Portuguesa </li></ul><ul><li>MEC- Ministry of education and Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Science and Technology </li></ul><ul><li>World Bank </li></ul><ul><li>INASP </li></ul><ul><li>AAU </li></ul><ul><li>SIDA SAREC </li></ul><ul><li>VLIR </li></ul>
    17. 17. Weakness <ul><li>Low salaries, causing contract for part of librarian by Private companies </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians changing profession, working in different field </li></ul><ul><li>Low internet used in the libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Low Budget for, acquisitions, administrative services and internet license </li></ul><ul><li>Low Budget for E-Journal License </li></ul><ul><li>Less designed Libraries polices </li></ul>
    18. 18. Weakness Cont <ul><li>The use of ICT is still poor for staff and Community </li></ul><ul><li>Majority of Collections in Foreign language </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment for libraries less </li></ul><ul><li>Less training sections for user and staff </li></ul><ul><li>Less staff people qualified </li></ul><ul><li>Poor/inadequate infrastructure for library </li></ul><ul><li>There is no collective catalogue </li></ul>
    19. 19. Challenges <ul><li>New course for library studies at Eduardo Mondlane university </li></ul><ul><li>High level of internet connection via Fiber Optical for majority of the country </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition of professional by almost stakeholder special on academic field </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of professional association </li></ul><ul><li>Adventure of Globalization for SADC </li></ul>
    20. 20. Thank You for sharing our reality

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