Monthly Archives: October 2014

The ending of AHILA 2014 – a memorable Congress

The final address was given by the guest of honour, the Minister of Health for Zanzibar, who then presented certificates to the supporters and sponsors of AHILA 2014.  The picture above shows Shane Godbolt (Director of Partnerships in Health Information … Continue reading

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AHILA 2014 – Reports on the recent Elsevier Projects (Innovative Libraries)

Reports from eight projects funded by the Elsevier Foundation provided the content for a session on the 2nd day of the Congress. It explored the conundrum of how to map improved access to health information to health outcomes. Creating a methodology would … Continue reading

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Are we all informationists? AHILA 14

We had a lively presentation on The health sciences informationist  in context: implementation, challenges and success in diverse settings by Anne Seymour (USA). An informationist is someone who develops the skills that allow her to be part of a clinical … Continue reading

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Information literacy, ICTs and the problems in rural areas

The papers at the past three days at the Congress have covered a wide spectrum of subjects reflecting the Congress themes: ICTs and access to information and knowledge. Information seeking behaviours, access to and resources for health information have been … Continue reading

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ICTs and access to health information – AHILA Congress 2014

Dr. Maria’s keynote address encompassed the main themes of the Congress and AHILA’s role in accommodating the huge changes that have taken place over the thirty years of its existence – both the benefits and the challenges. These themes were … Continue reading

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Librarian Heroes in the digital age

Embedding Research4Life across 10 campuses establishes the library as the digital backbone for research. Becoming a master trainer to fuel evidence-based agricultural research and innovation in Uganda. Equipping the Maldives’ new research centre to educate the young democracy’s future scientists … Continue reading

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Free video tutorials

GCFLearnfree is a site on youtube which has video tutorials to help you learn the basics of many things without (they say) your being bored to tears. Included in their huge range of videos are a number relating to the … Continue reading

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Ebola crisis – UK Sierra Leone Health Partnership

A recent meeting of the Health Partnership (NGOs working in Sierra Leone) discussed how best to support the health services in Sierra Leone. The website has been updated to include a donation page. It also hopes to update information about … Continue reading

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