Access to JKUAT E-Books

Many academic libraries are increasingly adopting the acquisition of e-books to build their collection. The advantages of e-books are potential for 24/7 access; remote access thus expanding the library boundaries; simultaneous and multiple access to the same book. With the growth in number of students and changes in mode of learning, adoption of e-books maybe the most viable option for building collections that satisfy the needs of all library users. The JKUAT library has subscribed to three databases of e-books to supplement our print collection. These are Science Direct E-Books, Springer and ebrary. Here is… Continue reading →

JKUAT Library to launch Self Registration for Library Users

JKUAT Library to launch Self Registration for Library Users

The JKUAT Library has now fully implemented its services using the Koha Integrated Management System. We are now set to launch self-registration for our users. We credit this milestone to the tireless efforts of Mr Edward Ochieng from the ICT Directorate. The JKUAT students can now register on the student portal on http://portal.jkuat.ac.ke/ Once you log in to the student portal, the Library Menu gives you a form with some prefilled fields. You will then be required to fill the unfilled fields, accept terms and conditions then submit the form. You are good to go… Continue reading →

Training on use of CABI information resources for JKUAT RUFORUM students

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The JKUAT Library in collaboration with the Faculty of Agriculture held a workshop on the use of CABI resources on 21st August 2014 at the Faculty of Agriculture computer lab. The workshop was targeted at the first year RUFORUM students. JKUAT is one of RUFORUM’s 42 member institutions. The university has been given free access to e-resources courtesy of the JKUAT-RUFORUM collaboration. The students in attendance were drawn from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Burundi and Ethiopia. The RUFORUM programme is coordinated by Dr. Aggrey Adimo. Dr. David Mburu, the Dean… Continue reading →