Consortium Solutions to Open and Distance Libraries Challenges: Does ZULC Rescue the Students?
Kudzayi Chiwanza1, Chipo Mutongi2

1Kudzayi Chiwanza, Ph.D Candidate, Msc, BA, Dip-LIS,NC-LIS, Zimbabwe Open University.
2Dr. Chipo Mutongi, Ph.D MSc, MBA, BA, HND-LIS, Dip-Edu, Dip LIS, Dip-P Magnt, Dip- Salaries Admn, Zimbabwe Open University.
Manuscript received on 10 March 2018 | Revised Manuscript received on 19 March 2018 | Manuscript Published on 30 March 2018 | PP: 1-5 | Volume-7 Issue-6, March 2018 | Retrieval Number: B2473117217/18©BEIESP
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Abstract: The Zimbabwe Universities Libraries Consortium (ZULC) is continuing to develop cooperative projects to serve both convectional and distance learners. By cooperating rather than competing, Universities and College libraries are developing a package of services available to all academic students in Zimbabwe and to support Open and distance Learning (ODL) programs. This paper describes collaborative efforts to increase information resource access to meet the needs of distance learners and take advantage of changing technologies as well as suggesting other areas that can be collaborated through the consortium.
Keyword: Consortium, Information, Technologies, Open and Distance Libraries, Education, Knowledge, e-resources, Libraries, Librarian, Zimbabwe University Libraries Consortium (ZULC).
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