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1 PITRO - project The University library of Dar es Salaam (UDSL) and University library of Oslo (UBO) Presented by Anne-Mette Vibe 2010-03-19 at Hamar

2 The PITRO-project is run by SIU - The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (Bergen) Belongs to ”The Tanzania Agreement” and startet for University of Oslo in 2009. The university library is involved during 2009 and 2010. 240.000 N. Kr.

3 WHY? From ”Aftenposten” 31.10.2010: ”When we all know that the system is corrupt, why do we keep on donating money? Cooksey asks retorically. He believes that part of the answer lies in the peace and stability in Tanzania, they do not fight with their neighbors. This has been the situation for a long time. The donors need success stories. Thus, Tanzania is still a favorite country for donors”.

4 This is not a success story It is rather a short story with no ending – so far

5 University library of Dar es Salaam Number of staff about 100. -25% very well educated. Bachelor in a major subject. Master in librarianship. -The rest are librarians with a Bachelor in librarianship, and other administrative functions. ICT section i.e. consists of 6 persons. Special section: East African Rare and Archival Research Collection. -History of Swahili speaking people. -Unpublished works pertaining to the study of Kiswahili language. - Maps, including old German maps.

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7 E-resources did not work at all. Why? (Big problems – small problems) Sarec/Sida from Sweden did not pay in 2009 (not correct). Network extremely slow. Although a new broad band cable was installed in Tanzania last summer, the University has not had any advantage of it yet. And, also: ”Machines do not like dust”.

8 There is a lot of dust in the working rooms in the library!

9 In spite of a nice campus and their own library building - I will describe the status of the university library as low. Few researchers seemed to use it. The situation was quite different a decade ago. That is probably why they asked for special concern for the library in the PITRO project application.

10 What works, and what can be done? The local database (OPAC) works. We will go two persons for a visit to help and solve the rest of their ICT-problems. UBO has offered to send 40 articles for free this year. (UBB). Their East-African collection is very interesting. Digitize? UBO may help keep their website on e-resources updated.

11 What’s in it for us? The staff seemed to be very competent and eager to improve their services! Their culture is a challenge and a way of learning for us. Studying a university library in a ”smaller scale” help us see our own library clearer. Libraries are international and after all based on the same principles.

12 Thank you from Africa! This is for everybody who missed an animal in my presentation.

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