Greetings. The following from The Post of today, August 1 (available on the
MISANET e-mail network) might be of interest to Afrik-ITers:
>Date: Mon, 31 Jul 1995 21:21:41 -0200
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>Subject: The Post by e-mail: Consumer - UNZA library computerised
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>August 1, 1995
>@ UNZA library computerised
>By MIlimo Moyo
>THE University of Zambia (UNZA) library has been computerised.
>UNZA has installed a new Dynix automated system to help curb rampant thefts
>that have clogged the library over the years and to improve efficiency.
>"The system will also provide us with the internet which will assist users
>to communicate with faraway places and read The Post from here," disclosed
>chief librarian Hudwell Mwacalimba in an interview last week.
>Already 18 computers and 36 terminals, all connected to one file server,
>have been installed.
>And readers will begin using the computers in November soon after loading
>the computers with the necessary library information.
>The equipment, from Provo, Utah in the USA, has been paid for by the
>Finnish Development Aid (FINNIDA).
>Over the years, the manual system used to run the UNZA library has made the
>place vulnerable to thefts and users have sometimes found it time-consuming
>to locate certain study materials.
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