Librarianship in the South

How to mobilize your library at low cost

Abarca Villoldo, Marta | 2012
  • Author(s): Abarca Villoldo, Marta
  • Publisher: Association of European research libraries (LIBER)
  • Pages: 118--145
  • Keywords: information services, libraries, information technology
Some of the services currently offered by libraries will have to evolve, for example, with the creation of a mobile website or a mobile OPAC. This paper describes some tools used in this area. A variety of services can be offered with just basic computer skills and a small staff.

The use of CDS/ISIS software in Africa

Abboy, Isaac and Hoskins, Ruth | 2008
  • Author(s): Abboy, Isaac and Hoskins, Ruth
  • Publisher: University of KwaZulu-Natal]
  • Pages: 17--37
  • Keywords: information technology, library automation, evaluation, information needs, africa
CDS/ISIS is free-of-charge software. This study surveyed the use of CDS/ISIS by library institutions and organisations as well as the functional use of the software. The advantages and disadvantages of using CDS/ISIS are also discussed.

Opening access to knowledge in southern African universities

Abrahams, Luci | 2008
  • Author(s): Abrahams, Luci
  • Publisher: Southern Africa regional universities association (SARUA)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: higher education, information sources, copyright, scholarly publishing, information policy
This report offers a series of recommendations to address challenges, both at a policy level and with regard to research and dissemination of open access information.

The north-south information highway : case studies of publication access among health researchers in resource-poor countries

Adcock, Joanna and Fottrell, Edward | 2008
  • Author(s): Adcock, Joanna and Fottrell, Edward
  • Publisher: UmeŁ‡ university. Centre for global health research (CGH)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: developing countries, information sources, health information, scholarly publishing
This article presents the results of a survey of a new generation of health researchers from nine low-income countries. Data were gathered on personal experiences, use and aspirations regarding access and contribution to published research.

Insurance coverage in Nigerian academic libraries

Adekanye, E. Ademola | 2011
  • Author(s): Adekanye, E. Ademola
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska. Lincoln libraries
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: university and college libraries, business management, finance, africa
Libraries must consider problems and catastrophes that might occur. Insurance coverage for libraries generally involves business interruption, theft, personal accidents, and damage to materials and vehicles. The study centers on the insurance policy coverage of libraries in Nigerian universities.

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