How Zimbabwe’s library consortium is fulfilling its access-to-knowledge mission

In March 2018, Zimbabwe University Libraries’ Consortium (ZULC) moved to a direct relationship with international publishers in negotiating and liaising to provide access to scholarly research for institutions in Zimbabwe. In this post, Audrey Mhlanga, a founding member of ZULC and a team leader of the Consortium’s Marketing & Advocacy and Licensing & Negotiations Work Group, shares what ZULC has been working on this year and its plans for the future.

Strong membership and long-term plan help sustainability for Uganda’s library network

After many years working with INASP, Uganda’s library consortium has transitioned to a direct relationship with international publishers in negotiating and liaising to provide access to scholarly research for institutions across Uganda. Jesca Karungi, Chairperson of Consortium of Uganda University Libraries (CUUL) reflects on what CUUL has been working on this year, and the plans they have for the future.

Assessing and supporting journal publishing practices in the Global South 

Journals in the developing world face challenges in becoming known and respected in the international research landscape. Siân Harris describes Journal Publishing Practices and Standards (JPPS), established and managed by African Journals Online (AJOL) and INASP, which provides detailed assessment criteria for the quality of publishing practices of Global South journals.

For effective evidence use in policy, go beyond individual skills development

Emily Hayter shares what we have learned about skills development for evidence use

Why organizational change matters

This year's INASP annual review looks at supporting research and knowledge systems with real and lasting capacity 

INASP staff joining hands to support International Women's Day.

Turning the lens on organizational change

Julie Brittain reflects on INASP's achievements and capacity development approaches over the past year and how we have ensured our organization takes the same approach. 

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