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e-library at the Kenyatta University

  1. 1. E-LIBRARY SERVICES KENYATTA UNIVERSITY Presented by John K. Thuku Head Librarian, Science & Technology thukujk@yahoo.com At the Seminar Organized by Kenyatta University for the Delegation from University of Catalan, Barcelona, Spain. 2nd July 2013, KUCC.
  2. 2. OUTLINE  Introduction  E-Library resources  Physical Facilities for E-Library  E-Library programmes  User Training and Awareness
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION  Library Services offered through  Subject Libraries  Education, Social Science, Humanities, Science & Technology, Health Sciences, Research & Special Collections  Campus Libraries  Information Resources  Books, journals  Multimedia ( Audio, Video, CDs)  Microfilms, Microfische  Maps  Online journals & books Post Modern Library Main Campus
  4. 4. E-LIBRARY RESOURCES  Online Catalogue  Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC).  Bibliographic sources with abstracts  Institutional Repository.  Full text  Journals  Books  Theses and Dissertations  Conference Papers  CD-ROMs, some accompanying books.
  5. 5. PHYSICAL FACILITIES FOR E-LIBRARY  Computer labs  5 computer labs (one in each floor)  Capacity 40 workstations  OPAC  Access the catalogue  Available in all floors  Access to Networking  Cable (Along the walls)  Wireless in the reading areas  5th Floor reserved for postgraduates and staff.  Ample reading areas
  6. 6. PROGRAMMES IN THE LIBRARY  In-house  Library Catalogue and Library Website  http://maktaba.ku.ac.ke/  Constantly updated  Institutional Repository  (http://etd-library.ku.ac.ke/ir)  Theses and dissertations.  Past examination papers.  Papers by Kenyatta University staff.
  7. 7. PROGRAMMES IN THE LIBRARY …CONTD  External Collaborations  Database of African Theses and Dissertations (DATAD)  Sponsored by AAU  Aims to bring information on all theses and dissertations presented in Universities in Africa into a single database.  Kenya Information Preservation Society (KIPS)  Programme for theses and dissertation in Kenyan Libraries.  Programme for Enhancement of Research Information (PERI) through Kenya Library and Information Services Consortium (KLISC)  For facilitating subscription to online journals and e-books.
  8. 8. LIBRARY OPAC HTTP://MAKTABA.KU.AC.KE
  9. 9. SEARCH RESULTS - OPAC
  10. 10. BIBLIOGRAPHIC WITH ABSTRACTS WWW.RESEARCHKENYA.ORG  Contains 11,340 records of theses and dissertations undertaken in Kenya  Developed by the Kenya Information Preservation Society (KIPS) in collaboration with the libaries
  11. 11. ONLINE JOURNALS AND E-BOOKS AGORA http://www.aginternetwork.org/en/ African Journals Online (AJOL) http://www.ajol.info/ BioMed Central http://www.biomedcentral.com EBSCO http://search.ebscohost.com/ Emerald http://www.emeraldinsight.com/ Hinari http://hinari-gw.who.int/ JSTOR http://www.jstor.org/ Oxford Journals http://www.oxfordjournals.org Springer http://link.springer.com/ Wiley Online Library http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/
  12. 12. USER TRAINING & AWARENESS  Induction to new users  Library catalogue and online resources  Library services & facilities  Information Searching  Basic  Advanced  Plagiarism  Turnitin software  Referencing  Zotero
  13. 13. CONCLUSION  The Library is keen to embrace the dynamism in ICT and particularly regarding to information access.  This will certainly help Kenyatta University community pursue their learning, research and teaching goals well.
  14. 14. THANK YOU

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