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The Academic Library In Society’S Knowledge System: A Case Study Of Tshwane University Of Technology, Mahlaga Molepo Jun 2019

The Academic Library In Society’S Knowledge System: A Case Study Of Tshwane University Of Technology, Mahlaga Molepo

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Academic libraries traditionally support the learning, teaching and research activities of universities. However, academic libraries do not operate in vacuum because they are part of the broader society. The purpose of this article is to fill the research gap that exists by focusing on Tshwane University of Technology’s (TUT) libraries’ challenges as a case study, in light of developments in higher education in South Africa and elsewhere in the world.

The article employs a blended method approach that draws on a survey, a focus, interviews, group literature and empirical evidence to build a case study of TUT’s libraries located within …