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Title: CPUT Library Annual Report 2010
Authors: Chiware, Elisha RT 
Keywords: Library annual report
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: The university libraries in 2010 continued to play a central role in supporting teaching, learning and research across the university. There was a decline in the library’s collection development budget from R 14 000 000 in 2009 to R11 000 000 in 2010. This decline has limited the growth of information resources both in print and electronic form. There has been an improved interest and access to the e-books collection in all disciplines. And in response to previous library quality evaluations more effort is being made towards strengthening the print collection to support postgraduate programmes. The Library, like all other departments in the university, continued to experience major difficulties with the IT infrastructure. The IT problems still pose a major challenge to the delivery of library services across the campus network and we hope the situation will improve in the coming year. The management of the library’s budget improved with the appointment of a dedicated finance team. However the overall response from the university finance department was not impressive as many challenges are still faced regarding the overall institutional management of financial procedures, especially the ordering and receipt of goods. There has been a steady growth in research output by library staff in areas related to library and information services provision in the university. The Library’s Research Agenda has played an important role as a guide for research topics for active library researchers. More library staff members were also registered for both lower and higher degrees at various institutions in the country. Other library staff development and continuing education programmes have also seen more staff attending local, national and international conferences and training workshops.
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