Monthly Archives: August 2012

New paper: Access to and Dissemination of Health Information in Africa – The Patient and the Public

Below is the citation and a link  to the  abstract and selcted extracts of a new paper in the Journal of Hospital Librarianship, by Stella Anasi, University of Lagos Library, Nigeria. Stella N. I. Anasi (2012): Access to and Dissemination … Continue reading

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DSpace Open Access repository development in Africa: Kenya, Malawi

PART TWO: Kenya, Malawi This is the second of a five-part series that looks at Open Access repository development in twelve African countries in celebration of Open Access Week Oct. 24-30, 2011. The first part (Botswana, Ethiopia and Ghana) may … Continue reading

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AHILA Strategic Plan 2010 – 2015

A message from AHILA president: “It is my great pleasure to share with you the final product of the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA) Strategic Plan 2010-2015 that was endorsed at the last AHILA General Assembly. … Continue reading

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IFLA – Building Strong Library Associations Impact Report 2012

Library associations are key institutions in the library and information sector around the world. Library associations are advocates for equitable access to information, and help to build strong, sustainable library communities by improving services for library users, and supporting development … Continue reading

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E-discussion invitation: Conceptions of Information Literacy in an International Context

The British Library for Development Studies (BLDS)  at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS)  invites you to join their online discussion  on the conceptions of information literacy in an international context. The e-discussion will take place on 4th- 6th of September 2012 and will be hosted … Continue reading

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IFLA Code of Ethics for Librarians and other Information Workers

Background Librarians all over the world are well aware of their profession’s ethical implications. In more than 60 countries library associations have developed and approved a national code of ethics for librarians. Related professions like archivists and museum professionals do … Continue reading

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VuFind – Library search engine and portal software

VuFind is a library resource portal designed and developed by Villanova University library. It is designed to enable all library users to search and browse through all of the library’s resources by replacing the traditional OPAC.  VuFind operates with a … Continue reading

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e-Health – the first OA repository in Tanzania launches

e-Health is a digital open access repository of published and unpublished material contributed by government, researchers, academics, students and others interested in health in Tanzania. It is coordinated by Ifakara Health Institute, runs on EPrints and is hosted by the … Continue reading

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Strengthening Surgical Capacity Fund – Round 2

THET is pleased to announce a call for applications for Round 2 of the Strengthening Surgical Capacity (SSC) Fund Grants. The purpose of the SSC fund is to improve health outcomes for people living in sub-Saharan Africa by leveraging the … Continue reading

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Now available: the 12th Issue of eTALC from Teaching Aids at Low Cost

The 12th Issue of eTALC from Teaching Aids at Low Cost is now available. For those based in low-income and lower middle income countries a free copy can be requested from e-talc@talcuk.org.  On the CD you will find several hundred … Continue reading

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