Monthly Archives: August 2011

Botswana to develop policy to protect traditional knowledge

Botswana is developing a policy to protect traditional knowledge in health, agriculture, culture and religious beliefs in order to prevent the misappropriation of knowledge of economic and cultural value and to reap its benefits. The project has received US$ 1 … Continue reading

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The comments don’t seem very prominent to me. So we will bring them to your attention.  Symphrose Ouma, Kenya, pointed out that I had put the wrong date for the SCECSAL conference. For those of you who looked at it … Continue reading

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Safe motherhood project in Sierra Leone

Building on the success of a three year DelPHE-funded project Community health information for poverty alleviation in Sierra Leone which supported and evaluated the work of health promoters in Sierra Leone, a successful funding bid to Wales for Africa has … Continue reading

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Searching for African research

“Developing a geographic search filter to identify randomized controlled trials in Africa: finding the optimal balance between sensitivity and precision” This is the title of research done in South Africa and the UK. They found that geographic location is not … Continue reading

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Twitter and Facebook in the library

Delivering services through the tools used by our information customers is important. As internet access through mobile phones becomes more widespread we now have the opportunity to keep faculty, students, or the general public better informed. Bear in mind that Facebook … Continue reading

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Copperbelt University Medical School

Please note that we are not part of the Medical School and cannot answer questions about it. Please contact the Medical School via its website. A new medical school will be opening in September this year at the Copperbelt University. … Continue reading

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News from Cape Verde

Below is a photo of our Documentation Center which is being organized to subsequently initiate the insertion of documents in our virtual library. Soon we’ll start entering bibliographic data into our digital library, but we need to organize our documentation … Continue reading

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Information for African communities in African languages

Do take a moment to look at Tutorials for Africa. These were created by the National Library of Medicine in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine at Makerere University, Uganda. The tutorials in both electronic and hard copy formats are … Continue reading

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Information for sustainable development in a digital age

The 20th Conference of the Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and South Africa Library and Information Associations (SCECSAL) will take place in Nairobi, Kenya, at the InterContinental Hotel, from 4th –  8th June, 2012. For further information and sub-themes see … Continue reading

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