Frankwell W. Dullle (PhD)

Associate Professor, Head Periodicals

Sokoine University of Agriculture

Sokoine National Agricultural Library (SNAL)

P. O. Box 3022
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Information: Academic qualifications

Ph.D in Information Science (University of South Africa)

Masters of Arts in Information studies (University of Botswana)

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Sokoine University of Agriculture)

TEACHES: abstracting and indexing; communication theory and practice; information literacy; digital libraries; records management; and project management

Research interests

Information and Communication Technologies’ application in education and research; Bibliometrics; Behavioural studies; Open access; Information management; and Community information services.

Journal/Book Chapter articles

Dulle, F.W. and Minish-Majanja, M.K. 2011. The suitability of the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) model in open access adoption studies. Information Development, 27 (1): 32-45.

Dulle, F.W. 2011. Acceptance and usage of open access scholarly communication by postgraduate students at the Sokoine university of Agriculture and University of Dar es Salaam. African Journal of Archives, Library and Information Science, 21 (1): 17-27.

Dulle, F.W. and Minish-Majanja, MK. 2009. Fostering open access publishing in Tanzanian public universities: policy makers’ perspectives. Agricultural Information Worldwide, 2 (3): 129-136.

Dulle, F.W. Minish-Majanja, MK. 2009. Researchers’ perspectives on open access scholarly communication in Tanzanian public universities. South African Journal of Information Management, 11 (3). [Online]:

Chailla, A.M., Dulle, F.W., Malekani, A.W. 2009. Digitization initiatives and knowledge management: institutionalization of E-governance in teaching, learning and research in East African Universities. In: Rahman,K. (ed.) Social and political implications of data mining: knowledge management in E-Government. Pp. 288-301. ISBN 978-60566-230-5

Dulle, F.W., Lwehabura, M.J.F., Matovelo,D.S. and Mulimila, R.T. 2004 Creating a core journal collection for agricultural research in Tanzania: from citation analysis and user opinion technique. Library review, 53 (5):270-277

Dulle, F.W., Mulimila, R.T. ,Matovelo, D.S. and Lwehabura, M.J.F.2002. Application of information technology for research in Tanzania: a feedback from agricultural researchers. Journal of information science, 28 (2) 157- 162

Lwehabura, J.F., Dulle, F.W. and Mulimila, R.T.2002. Marketing library services in academic libraries: a tool for survival in the 21st Century. University of Dar es salaam Library Journal,4 (1&2):33-42

Dulle, F.W., Lwehabura, M.J.F., Mulimila, R.T. and Matovelo, D.S. 2001. Researchers’ perspectives on agricultural libraries as information sources in Tanzania. Library Review,50 (4):187-192

Dulle, F.W. 2000. The extension triad approach in disseminating agricultural information to extension workers: some experiences from the Southern Highlands Dairy Development Project, Tanzania. Journal of information science, 26 (2):121-128

Dulle, F.W. and Aina, L.O. 1999. Information needs of small-scale dairy farmers in Tanzania. IAALD Quarterly Bulletin, 44 (3/4):173-196

Dulle, F.W. 1999. Networking agricultural libraries in Tanzania: possible applications of Information Technology. Information Technology for Development, 8:163-168

Conference papers

Dulle, F.W. and Minish-Majanja, M.K. 2010. Factors influencing the adoption of open access scholarly communication in Tanzanian public universities. A paper presented at the World library and information congress: 76th IFLA general conference and assembly 10-15 August 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden. Available:

Dulle, F.W. 2008. Open Access Publishing: the emerging opportunity for wider dissemination of scholarly output. In proceedings of the third Annual PANTIL Research Workshop, 07-09 October, 2008, Dodoma, Tanzania. Pp.252-264. Also available at:

Dulle, F.W. and. Lwehabura, M.J.F 2004. User information literacy: challenges facing university libraries towards effective implementation. In Proceedings of 6th Standing Conference of African National and University Libraries in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, 2-4th July, 2004, Kampala, Uganda. Pp.15-21

Dulle, F.W., Lwehabura, M.J.F., Matovelo, D.S. and Mulimila, R.T. 2002. Researchers access to agricultural information in Tanzania as reflected from citation analysis: information literacy or draught? In: Nkoma-Wamunza (ed.) "Training and management of services in the new millennium: issues, challenges and trends”, Proceedings of the East African Librarians workshop, , 17-19th October, 2002, Bagamoyo, Tanzania Pp.96-103.

Lwehabura, M.J.F., Dulle, F.W. and Matovelo, D.S. 2002. Improving reader services in East African public university libraries: the necessity for integrating information literacy programme in the curriculum. In: Nkoma-Wamunza (ed.) "Training and management of services in the new millennium: issues, challenges and trends”, Proceedings of the East African Librarians workshop, , 17-19th October, 2002, Bagamoyo, Tanzania. Pp.69-79

Dulle, F.W. and Lwehabura, M.J.F. 2001. An overview of agricultural information to researchers in Tanzania: past and current trends. In: Proceedings of the 5th Annual conference of Agricultural Economics Society of Tanzania held in Dodoma, Tanzania, 5-8th September, 2001 Pp.125-132

Lwehabura,M.J.F. and Dulle,F.W. 2001. Information technology: A hub for agricultural development in Sub-Saharan Africa. In: Proceedings of the 5th annual conference of Agricultural Economics Society of Tanzania held in Dodoma, 5-8th September, 2001 Pp.134-147

Lwehabura, M.J.F., Matovelo, D.S., Mulimila, R.T. and Dulle, F.W. 2000. Management of information service to support academic and research excellence at Sokoine University of agriculture. In: proceedings of the 1st University-wide scientific conference held at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro,Tanzania, 5-7th April, 2000.Pp. 226-231.