Monthly Archives: February 2012

How do you bring your library to life ?

INASP ( International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications ) is running a photo competition offering 25 awards of $300 ( US ) for the best entries. There will also be two special prizes of $500 ( US ) … Continue reading

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World Book Day 2012

It’s World Book Day on March 1st 2012. An opportunity for raising funds in your library to help Book Aid International provide books for school libraries in sub Saharan Africa. Check out suggested activities as well as educational resources at … Continue reading

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Strategic reviews- time for a strategic review ?

The Cochrane Collaboration which produces and distributes high quality systematic reviews to support evidence informed decision making in clinical care and health policy is carrying out a review of its own success and effectiveness. Advances in technology, increased user expectations … Continue reading

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Multilingual Unified Medical Dictionary

The WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean in Cairo has been working on the Unified Medical Dictionary over the last 30 years. The latest version of it was published a few months ago. The dictionary is multilingual Arabic, English, … Continue reading

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Library mailing from HIPNet

HIPNet ( Health Information and Publications Network ) which is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development ( USAID ) facilitates collaboration among organisations that produce and disseminate print and electronic information in the field of international health. Annually … Continue reading

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To all our readers !

Please don’t be intimidated by what may sometimes seem the rather formal and academic nature of this blog. Jean and I are both retired librarians and get our material from the announcements in websites which are by their very nature … Continue reading

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LIASA Annual Conference

The Library and Information Association of South Africa ( LIASA ) will be hosting its 14th annual conference at the Durban International Conference Centre 1st-5th October 2012. The International Conference Centre is one of the most advanced facilities in the … Continue reading

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THET gets a new chief executive

THET ( Tropical Health and Education Trust ) has a new chief executive, replacing Pia MacRae. She is Jane Cockerell who joined THET in January 2010 as Director of Programmes. Jane has a decade of experience in public health programmes … Continue reading

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Phi makes a difference ( and so does HINARI )

In a new book : Making a difference- stories from the field : how access to scientific literature is improving the livelihoods of communities around the world, ed. Richard Gedye and Charlotte Masiello- Riome, Mulugeta Bayisa who practises and teaches … Continue reading

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Cunningham Memorial International Grants

Instead of the traditional Cunningham Memorial International Fellowship, for 2013 only, grants of up to $2,000 are being awarded for medical librarians outside the United States and Canada to attend the combined MLA ‘ 13 11th International Congress on Medical … Continue reading

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