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dc.contributor.authorKaunda, Neli
dc.contributor.authorChizwina, Sabelo
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-26T08:00:39Z
dc.date.available2022-04-26T08:00:39Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationKaunda, N. and Chizwina, S. 2021. Can the mini-libraries (mini-libs) be a solution for library users with print disabilities? a case of the North West Province, South Africa. Journal of Access Services, 18(4):278-295 [https://doi.org/10.1080/15367967.2021.2013240]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1536-7967
dc.identifier.issn1536-7975 (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/38974
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1080/15367967.2021.2013240
dc.description.abstractA library should be accessible and provide inclusive services. This is a challenge for many developing countries. However, with limited funding and infrastructure, there have been concerted attempts to mitigate this challenge. This paper focuses on mini-libs as a possible solution for library users with print disabilities. A case study approach is used to focus on a South African partnership between the North-West University and the North-West Provincial Department of Arts and Culture. Funding was sought to establish and support mini-libs in the North West Province community libraries through a leading South African petroleum company. Using a qualitative approach, the study investigated the implications of establishing mini-libraries (mini-libs) as a possible solution. The main results identified challenges in resource provision, negative attitudes in library staff, and accessibility to the min-libs. Training for both library patrons and library staff is recommended to resolve some of the challenges reported. The paper also recommends that resources be allocated for the mini-libs to be relevant to the library patrons.en_US
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dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.subjectCollaborative partnershipen_US
dc.subjectcommunity librariesen_US
dc.subjectmini-librariesen_US
dc.subjectNorth Westen_US
dc.subjectprint disabilitiesen_US
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_US
dc.titleCan the mini-libraries (mini-libs) be a solution for library users with print disabilities? a case of the North West Province, South Africaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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