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Accessing Information in
Developing Countries
Electronic Resources and the
University Library
Facilitators:
Diana Rosenberg & Sara Gwynn
<[email protected]> & <[email protected]>
Aims and Objectives
• To introduce participants to the range of
electronic information resources and access
programmes available to university staff and
students in developing countries
• To allow participants explore for themselves
the features of e-resources and e-resource
packages in their areas of specialization
Objectives continued
• To consider the role of university library
services in supporting access to
information
• To consider what steps are needed on the
ground to maximize information access
and delivery in universities in developing
countries
Outcomes
• A knowledge of the electronic information
resources available
• A knowledge of electronic information
resource providers and packages
• A better understanding of the part played by
the university library in providing access to
information
• An idea of what needs to be done to ensure
that e-resources are accessible in your home
universities
Workshop Partners
• Commonwealth Scholarship
Commission
• INASP: International Network for the
Availability of Scientific Publications
• Funded by: Commonwealth Scholarship
Commission
Workshop Format
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Informal—questions please!
Presentations
Online exercise
Case Studies
Group discussion
Handouts containing additional
information
Welcome and Introductions
• Workshop facilitators
• Participants
• Housekeeping
Thank you
Any questions?
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