Monthly Archives: June 2012

A Guide for Transboundary Research Partnerships

“Practical experience with North-South collaborations has shown that the more ambitious the goal and the closer the form of cooperation, the more important it is for all parties involved to reach mutual agreement on the meaning and the purpose of … Continue reading

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“Menus” – to market your library services

I liked this idea, so want to pass it on to you. It has proved successful in three European libraries and whilst the “dishes” on your library’s menu may be different, it is another way of marketing your skills throughout … Continue reading

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“From margin to mainstream: mobile technologies transforming lives and libraries”

The Fourth International M-libraries Conference (24-26 September, 2012) offers you the opportunity to find out more about the transformation of services, learners or providers because of mobile technology, and hear about the inspiring and innovative projects which challenge current thinking … Continue reading

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Evidence based library and information practice (EBLIP)

We hear a lot about the benefits of evidence-based medicine – so perhaps we need to bring evidence based practice nearer to our own work as librarians. The article cited below explains how it may be done in five steps: … Continue reading

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Berlin 10 Open Access Conference, Stellenbosch, South Africa

The Conference will be held at the Wallenberg Research Centre, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) from 7-8 November 2012.  Pre-conference workshops will be held on 6 November.  The theme of the Conference is Networked scholarship in a networked world: … Continue reading

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Innovative Libraries – funding from Elsevier

There is just 14 days to go before presenting your proposal to Elsevier for funding. It might be difficult to go for a large project, but there may be time enough for you to think of a smaller project which … Continue reading

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“Is blogging and tweeting about research papers worth it?”

Melissa Terras, a librarian, put all her research publications on to the University College London’s Open Access Repository. She then wrote blog post about each research project (the stories behind the research which doesn’t get into the published paper) – … Continue reading

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AHILA 13th Congress, Cape Verde, 15-19 October

This is to inform you that the deadline for submission of abstracts for the 13th Congress of the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA13) has been extended to 30 June 2012.  For more information regarding the conference e.g. how … Continue reading

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Two new resources for free or open access books

I have added two new sources of free or open access books on Phi’s “Selected Health Information Resources for Africa” Netvibes site. The Directory of Open Access Books [DOAB] initiated by OAPEN Foundation currently holds 756 Academic peer-reviewed books from … Continue reading

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The Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa 13th Congress, Praia, Cape Verde

Below is the welcome message from Nasra Gathoni, AHILA President. This and all the other information you need to know – registration, accommodation etc. is on the AHILA website “It gives me great pleasure and honour to invite you to … Continue reading

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