Sustainable development through strengthened consortia networking and sharing

As a part of INASP’s work with library consortia, we have been encouraging and helping to build up direct relationships between our partner consortia and publishers to ensure long-term access to research literature. As the SRKS programme comes to an end, with support from INASP, a three-day African Regional Meeting was held in Entebbe, Uganda in October 2017.

Strengthening Southern library consortia through partnership between INASP and Caplor Horizons

‘Leading in the Library: A learning lab for sustainable access to knowledge in developing countries’ is a collaborative partnership between INASP and Caplor Horizons working with library consortia to inspire organizational change. In this interview, Ian Williams, Co-director, Caplor Horizons and Kemal Shaheen, Programme Manager, Organizational Capacity Development, INASP, share their experiences.

Raising awareness of Open Access in the Global South

Since we were founded 25 years ago, INASP has been a strong advocate – both publicly and privately – for the importance of access to research and knowledge and its role in sustainable development. Open Access promises to increase the availability of essential information for researchers. We see strong support for this from many researchers but also continued confusion and lack of awareness.

INASP’s grants support institutions to raise awareness of Open Access in the global South

INASP’s grants support institutions to raise awareness of Open Access in the global South

INASP has awarded Open Access Week grants to raise awareness of open access opportunities for researchers in Cuba, El Salvador,...

Research access and getting published: challenges in developing countries

Research access and getting published: challenges in developing countries

What does a day in the life of researcher or librarian in the global South look like? Here, university staff from Uganda, Zimbabwe and Ghana share their experiences of their daily work, accessing information and publishing research findings. Interviews by Katie Lewis Translating research into practical solutions is vital for overcoming big global challenges like hunger, disease, inequality and climate change. But for these practical solutions to be effective, it is important to understand the local context. In-depth and locally generated knowledge is key to solving local development issues.

Sri Lankan library consortium provides electronic scholarly information to the country’s universities and research institutions

To create a vibrant research culture and raise the ranking of Sri Lankan universities, it is vitally important that the academics and students, especially postgraduates, are provided with unhindered access to scholarly journals in their respective fields. The Sri Lankan Library Consortium (CONSAL), supported by INASP, has been a vital tool in providing electronic scholarly information to universities and research institutions in Sri Lanka, and its journey is one to be proud of. Sharanya Sekaram interviewed the Coordinator of CONSAL Pradeepa Wijetunga to find out more.

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