North -
South Collaboration
The Case of UiB and Mak
By: Prisca Tibenderana
Senior Librarian, MakLIB
Makerere University in
The Republic of Uganda
The Capital City
Kampala
Uganda’s National Flag
For God & My Country!
University of Bergen
in Norway
Bergen the Site of the University
Simple Facts About
The Republic of Uganda (1)
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Location:
Kenya.
East Africa, west of
1 00 N, 32 00 E
Capital City:
Kampala
Airport:
Entebbe
Independent: 1962
Population:
25.8 million (UN,
2003)
The Republic of Uganda (2)
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Area:
236,040 sq. km, 36,330
sq. km is water
Climate: Tropical – rainy with,
two dry seasons of,
Dec. – Feb. & June – Aug
Weather: 15 c. – 29 c.
Mountains: Rwenzori. Highest peak
5,110 m.
The Republic of Uganda (3)
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Lakes:
L. Victoria, etc.
Rivers:
River Nile, etc. Uganda is the Source of the River
Nile
Major languages: English
(official), Swahili, Ganda
Cur. President: Yoweri Kaguta
Museveni
1988 to date.
The Republic of Uganda (4)
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Leading Newspaper is:
The New Vision of Tuesday June
1, 2004 (Published in 5 lang.)
BUKEDDE | ORUMURI | RUPINY
| ETOP | You are here:
Daily » Front Page
The Republic of Uganda
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Vegetation
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Makerere University
We Build for the Future!
Makerere University
Administrative Building(1)
Makerere University (2)
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Established: 1922 as a Technical
College
1949 Affiliated to University of
London
1963 became a University of East
Africa
1970 became a National University
Makerere University (3)
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2004
The University has:
35,000 undergraduate
students
3,000 graduate students
2,000 academic staff
Over
2,500 administrative staff
Makerere University (4)
Research, Teaching and Admin Units:
 9 Faculties
 6 Institutes
 5 Schools
 6 Service Departments – University
Library is one of the six
Operations of university spread over
Main Campus and 4 other campuses
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Makerere Univ. Library
(MakLIB)
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Vision: Provider of Excellent Library
& Information Services
Mission: To meet study, teaching
and research information needs for
sustainable national and regional
development
MakLIB (1)
MakLIB (2)
A four levels L shaped building
MakLIB Administrative Structure
Library
Commitee
University
Librarian
D.U. L.
Albert Cook M. L.
D.U. L. (Admin.)
7 Senior L.
10 L.
Chief Catalouger
200 Ss.
D.U. L.
Acquistions
MakLIB. (4)
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Main Library situated on Main
Campus
Built in 1957 with an area of 4,000
sq. mt
Extended in 1962 and 1972
Current library area is 8,000 sq.
metres with seating capacity for
4,000 students
MakLIB (5)
The Branch Libraries are:
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Albert Cook (Medical),
Sch. of education,
Mak.Institute of Social Research
(MISR),
Instit. of Adult and Contin. Educ.(CCE),
E. Af. Sch. of Lib. & Info. Sc.(EASLIS),
Faculty of Vet. Med. Lib., &
Mak. Univ. Agriculture Research
Institute, Kabanyolo
MakLIB. (6)
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Print Collection of 384,800 monographs &
82,000 bound serials
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About 8,000 online full text journal titles
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Has eight divisions and seven branch
libraries
MakLIBIS (7)
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Services:
Open for seven days a week
Monday – Friday: 0830 to 2300
Saturday:
0830 to 2100
Sundays:
0830 to 1300
Week-end hours are subject to
change
MakLIBIS (8)
Services:
 The Library operates a closed
access system.
 The collection is loaned according to
demand.
Africana, IDA, Law and Periodicals
Only for 2 hours per loan
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MakLIBIS (9)
ICT Services
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Currently the library has an online catalogue
(OPAC) //libis.mak.ac.ug
Planning to have 117 access points
Computer situation:
Two computer labs at the ML (80)
Each staff has a computer
Several in each branch libraries
Total PC 200
MakLIB (7)
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Current Funding, 2000 – 2004
Uganda Government –
900,000,000.00 Ug. Shillings
And Development Partners
MakLIS (8)
Development Partners include:
 NORAD
200,000.00
 Sida/SAREC 940,000.00
 Carnegie Corp. of N.Y.
650,000.00
 Ford & Rockfellor Foundations
 ADB
 IAUP (Netherland) -
MakLIBIS (9)
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Collaborating Univers. Libraries
Bergen University Library
Stockholm University Library,
Boras Sch. of Library & Info. Sc.
University of Tennessee Library (UT)
Case Western Reserve Univ. Library
Several in UK with Alb. Cook
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Makerere (Mak) and Bergen (UiB)
Universities Collaboration (1)
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General Agreement of Collaboration
Signed in 1992 and extended in 1999
This involved:
5 centres (UiB)
3 Faculties (UiB)
7 Departments (UiB)
2 Faculties &
7 Departments (Mak)
Mak. and UiB Collaboration (2)
Collaborate in:
1. Joint teaching, research &
projects
2. Exchange of staff & students
3. Exchange of info. & publications
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Makerere and Bergen Universities
Collaboration (3)
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Exchange of staff and students
Procedure:
Letter proposing visit & activity
Letter inviting party outlining
terms
Negotiations regarding funding
Visit
UiB – MakLIB
Collaboration(1)
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Included in the 1999 extension as
Science Library Project
Coordinator at Mak. Prof. L. Luboobi
Scientist at UoB: Director Kari
Garnes
Faculty: Mak. Faculty of Science
Funding: UoB, Mak. & Norwegian
Min. of Foreign Affairs
UiB – MakLIB
Collaboration(2)
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What has been done:
1999 Faculty received 50,000 NOK
2001 Frame Agreement signed,
which added more activities
Nov. 2001 E. Gamukama and O.
Mutibwa
As a result, Jane Kawalya visited
2001
Three members of UoB Library Mak.
UiB – MakLIB
Collaboration(3)
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2002 Joint project to est. Uganda
Sc. Digital Library (In its final draft)
Interlibrary Loan (48 doc.
exchanged)
Staff exchange
UiB – MakLIB
Collaboration(3)
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Uganda Science Digital Library
Project
Draft proposal started Feb. 2002
Final Project sent to UoB Library
Nov. 2003
Amount required $760,000.00 only
Prisca Tibenderana here to follow up
its finalization and forward to donor.
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