Category Archives: Libraries

Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Library

The Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Library is a digital library containing resources for BMETs working in the developing world. It hosts an open-source collection with information about repair and preventative maintenance of medical devices, healthcare technology management, Biomedical Equipment Technician’s Assistant … Continue reading

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Library consortium formed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Bibliothèques Académiques du Congo (COBAC) was launched in 2015 after two years of  consultation with EIFL. This gives them access to a wide range of hight-quality, commercial electronic resources – such as databases, e-books and e-journals – which are … Continue reading

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African library consortia plan a strong future with INASP

With INASP approaching the final two years of the Strengthening Research and Knowledge Systems(SRKS) programme, the focus of some staff is on working to support the creation of strong and sustainable library consortia, who will be able to manage national … Continue reading

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New Book – Neurology in Africa

The author William Howlett has practised in both Tanzania and Sierra Leone. His book is now available for download either as a whole or by chapter by chapter. There are 20 chapters in all covering the common neurological topiics, including … Continue reading

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Systematic reviews & the librarian

A librarian’s role can vary from that of search expert to project manager. Planning stage: The question needs to be specific and fit a standard framework e.g. Population , Intervention, Comparison, and Outcome (PICO); and be both unique and feasible. … Continue reading

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Rural Libraries Contribute to Teenagers’ Health in Uganda

Uganda Community Libraries Association ( UgCLA ) has shared results of its Health, Reading and Computer Training Camps pilot project, which was started with support from the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme ( EIFL-PLIP). UgCLA worked with five rural libraries … Continue reading

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Library and Information Education in Malawi

” A decade of formal library and information education in Malawi: the case of Mzuzu University ” is the title of a paper by Winner Chawinga presented at the recent IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Cape Town. Winner, … Continue reading

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Information and the new UN Sustainable Goals

The Cape Town Declaration 2015 Ministers and country representatives from 13 African countries met to discuss the status of libraries and implementation of access to information agenda at a meeting on 14 August 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. The … Continue reading

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Health Science Librarianship: South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe

An article ” International Trends in health Science Librarianship : South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe ”  by N. Tshuma et al was published in a recent issue of Health Information and Libraries Journal. It features the transformations, challenges and support … Continue reading

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Libraries on chips! – for tablets and mobile phones

WiderNet (creators of eGranary on hard drives) are seeking crowd-funding to produce new information resources on chips that can be placed in mobile devices –  dubbed the Pocket eGranary Library. The focus will be on topics such as: language, literacy, … Continue reading

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