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 capability and visibility on a global scale. “The project will train a core of Ethiopian librarians to establish and operate digital repositories while providing deep information literacy skills to researchers”.
Ghana – University of Ghana and Morehouse University (USA)
Creation of a library to “bring national epidemiological data into the University’s Public Health Library and train librarians to provide services covering both published information and data.”
Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative and University of Michigan Taubman Library
This builds on an existing collaboration between Institutions in Ghana. The project “aims to create an integrated, evidence based information skills curriculum … to strengthen the research and clinical care capacity of emergency care services in Ghana”.
Jean Shaw, Phi