We are paid-up members of the Zambia Library Consortium (ZALICO) and subscribe to INASP-PERI for e-journals. We have a well furnished Library with latest books covering all disciplines available to all our registered students. We also provide internet and photocopying services for those users who would like to have their personal copies.
Non-NIPA library users are also eligible to become members.
The institution will provide ICT, Library and Conference products and services. NIPA is at the moment the only institution of higher learning in Zambia with such advanced conferencing technology.
The facility will enhance NIPA’s core mandate of providing training, research and consultancy. The improved library facility will contribute to the improvement and growth in the numbers of registered users of the library facility from the current 3526 students to 9000 students.
The video conferencing technology will allow interactions into highly placed international Conferences. The video conferencing product will be strongly supported by World Bank through the Global Development Learning Network.
The modern ICT Library will provide services in;
Electronic Learning is the learning that is facilitated and supported via information and communication technology (ICT). ICT is seen as a key element of E- Learning and NIPA will set up a system to bring about the provision of learning opportunities across Zambia and the region without the student having to be at the Campus
This will enhance communication amongst members of staff and students at a very low operating cost. The intranet will be used for internal institution administration in area of
• Human resource services and announcements
• IT help desk support
• Students and Consultants Interactions
As the electronic library systems continue to develop, location will cease to be an issue. This will enable NIPA library and Conference centre facilities to transcend the limits imposed by the generally inadequate and poorly sited facilities.
Transactions processing services will enable NIPA clients to make payments and do registration more quickly and efficiently. The majority of NIPA’s clients are students and would use this facility to check examination results, apply online, and do registration.
INTERNET AND E-MAIL SYSTEM
All staff and student will have access to e-mail and an individual address so that communication can be improved, both internally using the Intranet and externally.
Consultants and support staff will be provided with ICT office appliances which will facilitate information processing and online decision making processes. The appliances will include training, research and consultancy aids.
STUDENT ACCESS TO ICT
Students will have restricted access to the main server by buying memory space on which they could store and retrieve their documents and other training, research and consultancy materials.
VIDEO CONFERENCING FACILITIES
This facility will provide interactive training, research and consultancy with local and international audiences. Local and international Consultants will deliver lectures to students across the world and NIPA students will be part of the audiences. Discussions will also take place on this platform.
STUDENT INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
This is the facility which will enable students to register on line, pay their fees, enter for examination and check their results. Student information will be entered and retrieved from this system. It will have restricted access.
NIPA Governing Council and Management are committed to meeting the Government's target to deliver electronically all services capable of electronic delivery by 2015. Libraries are seen as having a key role to play in the implementation of E-Government, as outlined in the government policy on E- government and National ICT policy. These documents have placed the development of a customer interface - available through the People's Network in libraries - at the top of the list of priorities for development.