This assessment study was carried out at the request of the BKS-B and the WUAE Project Steering Committee as one component in the overall effort to strengthen the teaching, research, and public service activities of the member institutions.

In addition to the charge to assess the current situation and make recorrmendat ions for improvement, the consultant was requested to identify several of the more highly trained and experienced librarians within the BKS-B to form the nucleus for a library network. This, also, was accomplished, and the first network meeting was held in Palembang.

Ms. Powell was well suited to this assignment, having had substannial experience in directing the agricultural Library at the University of Kentucky, and being well acquainted with the particular needs of foreign students. Until a sound library system is in place at each BKS-B institution, it will be difficult to develop a high quality teaching and research program. The present activity represents one more step in that direction.

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Western Universities Agricultural Education Project Short Term Specialist Report No. 18. Published by the Indonesian Department of Education, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the University of Kentucky. (1985).

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