Monthly Archives: April 2014

Africa doubles research output over past decade, moves towards a knowledge-based economy

From 1996 to 2012, the number of research papers published in scientific journals with at least one African author grew fourfold (from about 12,500 to over 52,000) ! This achievement has been compiled and analysed by Research4Life (responsible for programmes … Continue reading

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Il y a plusieurs moyens de trouver quels organismes africains ont des réservoirs d’archives numériques. Ils peuvent être répertoriés dans des bases de données telles que OPENDOAR ou ROAR. Certains peuvent être trouvés en lançant la recherche dans Google avec … Continue reading

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Winner of the 2014 HLG/ILIG/Phi International Award

We are pleased to announce that Virginia Hamwela from the Copperbelt University Medical Library, Zambia is the winner of the HLG/ILIG/Phi  International Award. This award  was established by Health Libraries Group in 2012 and  is run in partnership with CILIP’s International Libraries … Continue reading

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African research in open repositories

There are several ways of finding which African organizations have digital repositories. They may be listed in databases such as Opendoar or Roar. Some may be found by simply putting “Dbase (and the name of an institution e.g. Copperbelt University)” … Continue reading

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Getting together – At Last !

A.  Ministers of Health in many countries with low resources rightly complain that there are too many donors all doing ‘their own thing’ in countries which are not their own – and  regardless of that nation’s policies. B.  On the … Continue reading

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