Monthly Archives: May 2011

Finding comments and making them on posted items

It isn’t obvious, but if you look at the grey writing under any post that you find interesting you will see how it is tagged etc. and either the words “leave a comment” or “comment”  If you see the word … Continue reading

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No go area for health and environmental MDGs

Mining and Smelting Complex (MCM, Mopani Copper Mines) Mufulira dating from 2009 Photo: courtesy Anthony Lipmann

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The Uganda Chapter of AHILA formalised

UG-AHILA (the Uganda Chapter of the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa) now has a constitution. This information comes from Paul Ssemwanga, currently Interim Chair of UG-AHILA. We congratulate the interim executive and all those who have contributed … Continue reading

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Innovative Libraries Grant for developing countries – now open for applications

Applications for this grant to libraries in developing countries for 2011 has just opened.  The grant is given for: Programmes to enhance library infrastructure;  Expansion of information resources through digitization or preservation; Training and education programmes for staff; Partnerships between institutions in … Continue reading

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Toxic pollution from mine in Zambia – setback for health MDGs

This will be a longer blog than usual, since the health problems caused by some mining organizations in Zambia (and probably elsewhere) have made me so angry. Two events came together in the past couple of days that brings this … Continue reading

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Zambia: HIV/AIDS counselling for deaf people by deaf people

The first ever Psychosocial Counselling Training course for deaf people was held at Young Women Christian Association in Lusaka from 16- 20 May, 2011. Presentation of their certficates was on the last day. 21 deaf Counsellers have now been trained … Continue reading

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Time saving? INASP guide for science researchers

This is just one of INASP’s many helpful resources. It is a step by step guide to enable researchers (not just health scientists) to access the journal articles they want. About 80% of top ranking science journals are available to … Continue reading

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What do Google, Facebook and others think is relevant for you?

Personalization seems to be all the rage even on the internet, but it can mean that on the first page of Google, the results provided are those which it (Google) thinks you want to see. This is largely based on … Continue reading

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Why do researchers use “Gateway sites” to find journal articles?

Sites such as Google Scholar, Web of Knowledge and PubMed cover a vast number of journals. This makes these sites massively powerful and influential even though they cannot cover all the relevant literature. The report also tackles the question of … Continue reading

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The Use and Benefit of Web 2.0 in Libraries

A Social Education: the use and benefit of Web 2.0 in university libraries (a short article by Lyn Robinson) is something that interested me and might be of interest to colleagues (see p.10 in the INASP Newsletter for May 2011). It … Continue reading

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