Monthly Archives: June 2011

African Development Bank as Knowledge Broker

Since 2006 the African Development Bank has been positioning itself as a regional bank for knowledge and ideas on African development. For the Bank this will imply more creative use of knowledge products than previously to promote sustainable economic  transformation … Continue reading

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Web 2.0/Lib 2.0 Workshop for Tanzanian Librarians

Tanzania Library and Information Association (TLA) organized a 3 day workshop between 15th -17th June, 2011 for it members to introduce them to Web 2.0/Lib 2.0 applications in Library service provision. This was the first workshop of this kind and it was … Continue reading

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Visit to UK by President of the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa

Last month Phi hosted a week long visit  to London by Nasra Gathoni – President of the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA) .  One of the reasons for Nasra’s  visit was to participate in the HIFA2015 … Continue reading

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Paul Ssemwanga – new Librarian at Victoria University, Uganda

We were delighted to hear from Alison Kinengyere that Paul Ssemwanga who has been working with others to found UG-AHILA has now been made the University Librarian at the new Victoria University. All of us at Phi send our congratulations … Continue reading

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Job titles for librarians in the digital age?

Just for a bit of fun you might like to look at the list of job titles collected by ‘Girl in the Moon‘ blog. There are about 54 of them! How about: Virtual support & e-services developer, Knowledge strategist, or Cyberskills … Continue reading

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BioMed Central launches Open Access initiatives

The publisher Biomed Central has announced that the 2nd Open Access Africa conference will take place from 25-26 October 2011 at Mohimbili University Health and Allied Sciences ( MUHAS ), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The free conference, organised in partnership … Continue reading

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AfricaConnect: Africa-Europe research collaboration to be transformed

DANTE, the international research network operator, and the European Commission’s EuropeAid Cooperation Office have announced the signature of a 14.75m Euro contract for support to a sub-Saharan African intra-regional research networking infrastructure which is already connected to the pan-European research … Continue reading

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Springer offers free access to research articles on E.coli bacteria

Eighteen people have died in Germany over the last few days, apparently as a result of eating salad infected with a new strain of E.coli. In response, the medical publisher Springer has announced it will unlock access to 400 scientific … Continue reading

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Handicap International & Source – information support for health and disability

Handicap International has taken on the database and functions of Source which was formerly part of HealthLink Worldwide, which is sadly no longer with us. Source is an international information support centre designed to strengthen the management, use and impact … Continue reading

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