Monthly Archives: October 2012

AHILA Resolutions 2012

This information is available on AHILA-Net but for those of you who do not see this, the following is taken from a brief feedback on AHILA 13 by the President, Nasra Gathoni. Mapping/documenting of information literacy training in AHILA member … Continue reading

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AHILA 13th Congress in Cape Verde

AHILA Net has a brief feedback from the Congress by the President, Nasra Gathoni. Below is a picture of the Cocktail event hosted by Elsevier. Quite a spread!

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13th Congress. Association of Health Information and Libraries in Africa -2

The contributions from AHILA have been varied and numerous. These were some of the highlights for me. Rehema Chande Mallya (Tanzania) told us about the introduction of information literacy into the curriculum at Muhimbili University and the setting up of … Continue reading

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From the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa

I had hoped to send you pictures from the 13th congress in Cape Verde,but that will have it wait until I return on 21st as the bandwidth is so slow. We have had a number of fascinating papers on research … Continue reading

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e-Learning for Health Information Professionals in Uganda

As part of the continued partnership between health libraries located in London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex and the Sir Albert Cooke Medical Library, Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, a two day eLearing workshop is being delivered in Uganda on Wednesday … Continue reading

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Reference Databases

The question has been asked on Linkedin as to the suitability of certain reference databases for an African urban public library. eGranary Digital Library ( also known as ” Internet in a Box ” ) Credo Reference Gale Virtual Reference … Continue reading

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Open Access : One Small Step or a Giant Leap ?

The UK’s Department for International Development ( DFID ) recently announced the welcome news that all publicly funded development research is to become freely available. As the recent ” Academic Spring ” debate attests, this is good news for most, … Continue reading

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Award for Libraries Promoting Social Inclusion

EIFL’s ( Electronic Information for Libraries ) Public Library Innovation Programme ( EIFL-PLIP ) is offering a new award- for library services using Information and Communication Technology ( ICT ) to contribute to social inclusion in the community. The award … Continue reading

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Welcome to CEBHA ( Collaboration for Evidence Based Healthcare in Africa )

Irrespective of where you live, the need for solid evidence to achieve effective health care is of utmost importance. Where the unmet needs for health services are most prominent, the application of the cost effective interventions should be of the … Continue reading

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INASP 20th Anniversary newsletter now available

The September 2012 issue of the INASP ( International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications ) newsletter is now available. This issue is focused on the 20th anniversary with articles exploring INASP’s history and looking to its future, along … Continue reading

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