Observations on South African University Libraries

  • Al Kagan


This article compares the status of libraries at three historically disadvantaged universities, three historically white universities, and the University of Botswana. The apartheid legacy is examined, and some recommendations are offered for closing the gap and upgrading library education in South Africa.

Author Biography

Al Kagan
Al Kagan is African Studies Bibliographer and Professor of Library Administration at the University of Illinois Library, Urbana–Champaign.