This paper discusses a program of foreign philanthropic development of Learning Resource Centres in collaboration with four universities in Vietnam. Essentially, each Learning Resource Centre project has involved the bringing together of different organizations and expertise to design and construct the building, implement a sophisticated IT infrastructure, acquire and manage a range of print and electronic information resources, recruit and train management and staff, and develop a range of information services based on contemporary modes of library service provision. The paper examines the objectives of the Learning Resource Centre projects, why the Learning Resource Centres were regarded as appropriate models for library development in Vietnam, the issues involved in a collaborative project of this nature, and the outcomes to date. Copyright © 2006 The Author.
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2006|