Environmental factors influencing the strategic planning of academic libraries : a comparative case study of the universities of Fort Hare and Port Elizabeth libraries

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Underwood, Peter G en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Amoah, James Kwadwo en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-11T12:51:36Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-11T12:51:36Z
dc.date.issued 1998 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Amoah, J. 1998. Environmental factors influencing the strategic planning of academic libraries : a comparative case study of the universities of Fort Hare and Port Elizabeth libraries. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9546
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Academic libraries play an important role in academic institutions by supporting teaching, research and learning processes. However, it does seem that sustainability of these vital information centres is increasingly below their utility value leading to poor information services. Factors such as increase in student numbers, budget cuts, dependency on foreign sources and falling exchange rates affect acquisitions, quantity and quality of information services. Strategic planning, that is widely propagated in business, is being increasingly considered by academic libraries to offer opportunities for proactive planning that can support uncertainties arising from internal and external environments. The aim of this thesis is to investigate and analyze the environmental factors that may affect an academic library's strategic planning. The relevant literature on strategic planning, not only in libraries but also in the wider field of management has been reviewed. The research traces the origins of strategic planning from military science through the corporate world and to non-profit organizations like academic libraries. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.title Environmental factors influencing the strategic planning of academic libraries : a comparative case study of the universities of Fort Hare and Port Elizabeth libraries en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.department Library and Information Studies Centre (LISC) en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MBibl en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Amoah, J. K. (1998). <i>Environmental factors influencing the strategic planning of academic libraries : a comparative case study of the universities of Fort Hare and Port Elizabeth libraries</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Library and Information Studies Centre (LISC). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9546 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Amoah, James Kwadwo. <i>"Environmental factors influencing the strategic planning of academic libraries : a comparative case study of the universities of Fort Hare and Port Elizabeth libraries."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Library and Information Studies Centre (LISC), 1998. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9546 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Amoah JK. Environmental factors influencing the strategic planning of academic libraries : a comparative case study of the universities of Fort Hare and Port Elizabeth libraries. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Library and Information Studies Centre (LISC), 1998 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9546 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Amoah, James Kwadwo AB - Academic libraries play an important role in academic institutions by supporting teaching, research and learning processes. However, it does seem that sustainability of these vital information centres is increasingly below their utility value leading to poor information services. Factors such as increase in student numbers, budget cuts, dependency on foreign sources and falling exchange rates affect acquisitions, quantity and quality of information services. Strategic planning, that is widely propagated in business, is being increasingly considered by academic libraries to offer opportunities for proactive planning that can support uncertainties arising from internal and external environments. The aim of this thesis is to investigate and analyze the environmental factors that may affect an academic library's strategic planning. The relevant literature on strategic planning, not only in libraries but also in the wider field of management has been reviewed. The research traces the origins of strategic planning from military science through the corporate world and to non-profit organizations like academic libraries. DA - 1998 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1998 T1 - Environmental factors influencing the strategic planning of academic libraries : a comparative case study of the universities of Fort Hare and Port Elizabeth libraries TI - Environmental factors influencing the strategic planning of academic libraries : a comparative case study of the universities of Fort Hare and Port Elizabeth libraries UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9546 ER - en_ZA


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