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.

Why organizational change matters

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

Strengthening research and knowledge systems: reflections from our work

Central to INASP’s recently completed five-year SRKS programme were the principles of high-quality capacity development; sustainability; local leadership; adaptability; partnership; gender equity; and learning. In this post we share some reflections from our report of the programme.

Four things we learned about supporting research and knowledge in ‘harder to reach’ places

Over the past few years we have tried to understand and support aspects of the research and knowledge systems in Sierra Leone and the Puntland region of Somalia. Here we share some of the lessons learnt

Image of participants at researcher roundtable in Sri Lanka.

Sharing ideas across the research and knowledge system in Sri Lanka

Bringing together researchers, librarians, journal editors and policymakers in Sri Lanka gave an interesing opportunity to share experiences and challenges.

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