|Special Collections Department|
This is the reearch wing of the Library. As part of its collections the Library holds extensive Zambiana, including oral history and archival materials: growing Africana; Livingstonia and materials on former Portuguese territories in Southern and Central Africa: Simon collection on African Law; the publications of major international organizations; and the University theses.
The different categories are subject to different method s of treatments, storage and use and may have special rules.
The publications of the Eastern, Central and Southern African governments, the Canadian government, British government documents related to Africa and the documents of international organizations (e.g. U.N.O.)
The Library is a repository for printd official documents of the United Nations and its agenciesand until 1979 was a selective repository for Canadian government documents. It has also acquiredextensive collections of East African government publications as well as micro-card editions of British parliamentary papers.
Information can be obtained in two formats, hard and soft copies. Currently, the ministry is digitizing most of its documents, because of this development, it is managing an electronic Database (E-Database). Common titles include; policy documents, statistics, educational reports ranging from 1961 to date, education, school health and nutrition (SHN), HIV/AIDS, school syllabus, gender and equity and various educational journals.
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