Bangladesh Open University

Ali, Muhammad Saadat. “The ‘State-of-Library Services’ in the Bangladesh Open University Library and an Action Plan for Future Development.” In [Proceedings of the] ICDE Librarians’ Roundtable, 11-12 October, 1999, The Open University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Open University of Hong Kong, 1999, 1-7. ERIC ED 438 832. Also online. Available: http://www.ouhk.edu.hk/10th/roundtable/bou.pdf (in pdf format)
Current and future services of the Bangladesh Open University Library are described in support of the University’s 180,000 students scattered throughout Bangladesh. Founded in 1992, the Library has built a central collection of reference books; journals and periodicals; bound newspapers; special materials related to Bangladesh history and famous people; audio-visual programs produced by BOU’s Media Division; and CD ROM’s. Future plans include network development for Internet access and CD-ROM networking, interlibrary loan, BOU web site, book mobiles, computer-based cataloguing and circulation systems. Radio and television broadcasting, video and audiocassettes, book mobiles, and teleconferencing are highlighted as strategies particularly useful for making library services available at a distance. S. Tschabrun.