Monthly Archives: January 2011

Funding opportunities currently open

This is a roundup of some grant giving agencies which are currently open for applications, though the deadlines of some of them are pretty close. Wellcome Foundation International Engagement Awards – Engaging with global health research. Preliminary application 4th February … Continue reading

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Zambian librarians visit their partners in Brighton

In September 2010, Francina Makondo (Medical Librarian at University of Zambia) and Edward Phiri (Nursing Librarian) visited their partner library in Brighton as part of a project to integrate a module on information literacy within the Critical Care Nursing Course … Continue reading

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Raising the profile of librarians

Digitization and access to electronic resources transforms the ways in which people seek information. To safeguard the future of our profession, librarians and other information specialists/intermediaries need to raise their profile. In academic libraries it is important that librarians become … Continue reading

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Elsevier reverses its decision re HINARI

Thanks to HIFA 2015 it has become clear that publishers are entitled to and do “exclude” certain journals from HINARI in some countries (reasons difficult to fathom). Which journals are excluded from which countries remains obscure. The good news is … Continue reading

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HINARI in Tanzania

My information yesterday was incorrect. Apparently several major publishers have withdrawn HINARI access to their journals in Tanzania. ┬áNow I hear that Nigeria and Kenya are affected Is there anyone else suffering from these withdrawals? Can you use existing consortia … Continue reading

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HINARI – 2500 Journals withdrawn from Bangladesh

Thanks to Richard Smith (former editor of the BMJ) and HIFA 2015 for alerting us to this. It seems that five publishers have withdrawn free access to 2,500 important journals. See: http://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.d196.full Apparently this has happened to other countries, though … Continue reading

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The Library at Gulu

Some of the text that I thought would be available with the picture did not appear – I’m still a beginner. So you should know that Donna’s visit to Gulu was some months ago when the new library had received … Continue reading

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The Faculty of Medicine Library at Gulu, Uganda

     

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