Monthly Archives: December 2011

A temporary goodbye until after the New Year

Dear Friends and Colleagues Nigel and I are about to enjoy our Christmas and New Year festivities. So we shall not be sending any posts after this message until after 7th January, 2012. We hope you have enjoyed or found … Continue reading

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INASP – New post of Director of Programmes / Deputy Executive Director

Julie Brittain is to take up “the new post of Director of Programmes / Deputy Executive Director. Julie has many years experience in the management of library and information centres and programmes, and was based in Africa for 11 years … Continue reading

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“Using Assessment to Drive Change: Demonstrating the Value of Health Information”

Call for papers from the Health and Biosciences Section of IFLA for an Open Session at the Congress in Helsinki, Finland from 11th – 17th August, 2012. This is the challenge: “I hope librarians are not waiting for people to … Continue reading

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Online libraries – might this be part of your future? -2

The Library building serving the information needs of faculty, staff and students at the the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions is about to close its doors (December 2011) * A recent review of services to make sure they were cost effective … Continue reading

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On-line only libraries – might this be part of your future? -1

The province of Andalusia, Spain, has 41 traditional hospital libraries each with their own separate library. Six years ago the Andalusian Public Health System Virtual Library was initiated; its aims were to improve information services to all health professionals and … Continue reading

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If there is to be a Virtual Doctor Project – why not a Virtual Librarian Project?

The mission of the Virtual Doctor Project is to “Connect African clinic staff on the ground by email with doctors and specialists in urban areas and overseas, to assist with the diagnosis and treatment of patients” – especially those in … Continue reading

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Palliative care resources

Bryan Pearson is the publisher of Africa Health – a great journal (printed) for health information pertaining to Africa. A special report on palliative care was published in the July 2011 issue of Africa Health compiled from  the African Palliative Care … Continue reading

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Medical Aid Films

I have just looked at one of their films – a film for training traditional birth attendants (and others) which has no spoken dialogue (so it is independent of language) but shows all the actions and equipment needed for a … Continue reading

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Booklinks : Issue 14

Booklinks issue 14 is now available to be read online. Booklinks is the newsletter of Book Aid International. This issue contains a profile of Gertrude Kayaga Mulindwa, the Director of the national Library of Uganda. Also news of the expansion … Continue reading

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Grants available for innovative libraries in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda

EIFL’s ( Electronic Information for Libraries ) Public Library Innovation Programme ( PLIP ) has announced an invitation to public and community libraries in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda to apply for grants to use information and communication technology ( ICT … Continue reading

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