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 is especially for health librarians with poor bandwidth or no internet access.
Individual donors may find it useful when donating books. CDs etc. from the U.K.
It is divided into three categories:
- Online resources for those who can access the web;
- Offline – eGranary makes available many different online resources on a stand-alone computer or local area network;
- Sources of printed material and complete ‘libraries’.
Although some of the online material is free-of-charge, there may be a subscription charge for other important material. It is worth checking if your country in involved in PERii (run by INASP) since the country Consortium may have arranged a low-cost subscription.
Some printed material and CDs may be available free of charge; other books etc. and the ‘libraries’ require payment, but are comparatively low cost and chosen for relevance to Africa.
Contact websites are given in all cases, since though it may not be possible to access the information from your place of work, it may be the best way of seeing what is on offer.
Jean Shaw, Phi