Monthly Archives: March 2012

“Social media: a guide for researchers”

This guide shows how social media can help researchers in their work – based on the experience of 10 researchers. It lists commonly used social media into groups for: communication, collaboration, and multi-media sharing. Communication via blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn etc. … Continue reading

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Malawi: Launch of national health research agenda

This will guide Malawi’s research activities, policymaking and health service delivery over the next five years. It will move research away from being externally driven to focus on locally relevant priorities. “Research priorities identified in the agenda include: communicable diseases, … Continue reading

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Enhancing Access to Health Information in Africa: research, collaboration and innovation

AHILA Net has announced a call for papers for the above theme at the 13th Congress of the Association for Health Information and Libraries to be held from 15-19 October 2012, at the National Assembly, Praia City, Cape Verde. Sub-themes … Continue reading

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Leaflet on health information resources from Phi

Health Information Resources for Librarians and Researchers in Africa – online, offline and print is a new leaflet from Partnerships in Health Information.  It can be downloaded and printed for distribution to anyone who might find it useful – it … Continue reading

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Small Grants from INASP – just a reminder

Well, you may think this is a bit early, but it is time to start thinking through how these grants might fulfil something that really would make a difference to your library clients, or your fellow librarians. INASPs Small Grants … Continue reading

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More on “Librarian support for researchers”

This information has kindly been sent to us by Antony Brewerton, University of Warwick, UK. Research Libraries UK (RLUK) has just completed a project to map the information needs of researchers onto tasks to be undertaken by subject librarians, to … Continue reading

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Librarian support for researchers

Stock, space and support – these are the typical functions of a library and librarians. Library development has generally focused on the first two but made “less progress in updating the third”. Reskilling for research is a report on the … Continue reading

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Research papers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

LSHTM Research Online is the freely accessible institutional repository for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. It covers papers by LSHTM staff on: Epidemiology (infectious diseases and non-communicable); Medical Statistics, Nutrition and public health, Population studies, Disease Control, … Continue reading

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Open access under threat

The open access movement has been a great benefit to the world’s researchers and practitioners as journal subscriptions in high-income countries have soared to the point where they are unaffordable. News from the USA suggests that its success has begun … Continue reading

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Where is librarianship going?

“The nature of professional library and information work is changing fast … it’s becoming much more digital”  Well, is it? Perhaps change is slower in Africa at the moment, but it is changing. Let’s take a leap into the future … Continue reading

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