Monthly Archives: November 2012

This is the last post for 2012

In December your editors are taking a rest. The blog will resume its activities in January 2012 when Chipo Msengezi will be your editor. And a plea to African librarians, resource managers, and health professionals with an interest in information … Continue reading

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A potential tool for promoting library services

An RSS Mashup!  RSS feeds are basically updates from websites etc.  RSS Mashups are a combination of RSS feeds creating an integrated list from the different feeds, which can be subject oriented and can cover several different types of communication … Continue reading

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Open Access – Green v Gold

This is part of a longer comment that I received from Barbara Kirsop of  the Electronic Publishing Trust for Develoment: “… By adopting the Green route to Open Access universities are at the forefront of scholarly communication – along with … Continue reading

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Zambia – Workshop on “Building strong resource managers”

A five day workshop took place in November in Lusaka with the main aim of strengthening resource management within the five Schools of Nursing involved in the Zambia UK Health Worforce Alliance / Tropical Health and Education Trust project for … Continue reading

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World Bank and Open Access: Opportunities for Interoperability!

The World Bank launched its Open Knowledge Repository (OKR), a repository built on the dSpace platform, in April 2012 (openknowledge.worldbank.org). The site builds upon the Bank’s existing ‘Open’ initiatives such as Open Data and aims to provide access for all … Continue reading

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Open access – potentially further invisibility of African research

Professor Dr. Maria Musoke (University Librarian at Makerere University, Uganda) spoke at the celebration of Phi’s 20th Anniversary in London. One of her major concerns was that low income countries would be forced into the “Green option” – institutional open … Continue reading

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Open access repositories, standards and interoperability

Open access is without doubt a very pertinent issue that needs to be addressed especially for us in this part of the world [Africa]. Though this was not an issue that was discussed much at our last Congress, it  should … Continue reading

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