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Top Skills for Tomorrow’s Librarians

Thanks to Dr Cheryl Twomey, Phi, for sharing this very interesting article from Libraryjournal.com with the blog team. Tell us what you think.What skills do you think you need for the future? Do these 11 apply in the African context? Library … Continue reading

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Second tour de financement pour l’accès du public à l’information sur la santé

Phi en collaboration avec l’AIBSA est heureux d’annoncer un second tour de financement pour améliorer l’accès du public à l’information sur la santé (PAHI). L’objectif cette subvention est de permettre aux professionnels de l’information et aux bibliothécaires de la santé … Continue reading

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Libraries in the Developing World to benefit from JournalTOCs / INASP collaboration

Libraries in the Developing World to benefit from JournalTOCs / INASP collaboration.

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Mobile phone technology in libraries

Whilst many of the uses described here seem to be in a pilot stage it is perhaps worth looking at the series of guides – Pathways to Best Practice – so as to be aware of what is going on. … Continue reading

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Using 140 characters to promote your institution

“A well thought out Twitter feed can keep your institution in the consciousness of your followers … little snippets of information you post to Twitter, when taken together over time, will coalesce into a portrait of your [library] institution” But … Continue reading

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Twitter and Facebook in the library

Delivering services through the tools used by our information customers is important. As internet access through mobile phones becomes more widespread we now have the opportunity to keep faculty, students, or the general public better informed. Bear in mind that Facebook … Continue reading

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“In just two years most internet traffic will be from mobiles”

So libraries need to think mobile. The technology described here is based on an article by Boris Zetterlund who is part of the company that have developed the mobile app MyLibrary from Axiell Arena. This software connects libraries, museums and … Continue reading

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Innovative Libraries Grant for developing countries – now open for applications

Applications for this grant to libraries in developing countries for 2011 has just opened.  The grant is given for: Programmes to enhance library infrastructure;  Expansion of information resources through digitization or preservation; Training and education programmes for staff; Partnerships between institutions in … Continue reading

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