Monthly Archives: January 2014

Research Data Management – a new challenge for librarians?

Funders are beginning to demand that research data is carefully managed and, ideally, shared for later reuse. So universities will need to provide policy, advice and infrastructure to enable researchers to comply with these funder’s conditions. The challenges are great: … Continue reading

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Information and Public Health – Call for Papers

“It’s public knowledge:  understanding health literacy from an information science perspective”  Colleagues from around the world are invited to submit an abstract for consideration for an Open Session jointly sponsored by the Information Literacy (IL) and Health and Biosciences Libraries (HBL) … Continue reading

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14th Congress of the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa

Just a reminder that this will take place in Dar es Salaam from 20th – 24th October 2014 and that abstracts need to be submitted online (500 words in English) by 1st March 2014. Jean Shaw, Phi

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Health Libraries give a 900 % return on investment

This news comes from a survey of how Australian health libraries benefit their organisations financially Worth every cent and more is the final report . It takes into account; the time saved by practitioners in searching for answers; the cost … Continue reading

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African Health Library Projects

The following are African library projects that have recently been awarded grants from the Elsevier Foundation fund. Ethiopia – Consortium of Ethiopian Academic and Research Libraries The aim of this project is to build an Ethiopian national digital repository to improve research … Continue reading

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Films – Emergency obstetric and neonatal care

  Seven new films in English and Somali are available. They cover ante-natal care, management of labour and neonatal resuscitation in a clear and often diagramatic way. The films are open source ( free of charge) and may be obtained … Continue reading

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