Weekly highlights – 9 June 2015

1. Staff quote

“I am pleased that our partner in Kenya has found our posts on the INASP e-resources community of practice, sharing tips on how to do library marketing useful and timely. They will be using them in their upcoming sensitization workshop where they will be highlighting the importance of marketing of e-resources. The posts are also intended as a resource for institutions applying for the 2015 Electronic Resource Marketing Competition.”

Mai Skovgaard, Programme Officer, Information Access

2. Updates

  • AuthorAID is currently running an online course in research writing and proposal writing. The course, which runs from 1st June to 19th July, is the biggest to date, with 368 participants from 45 countries. Follow Ravi Murugesan on Twitter for updates on the course.
  • A workshop in El Salvador last week supported librarians in developing information literacy strategies.
  • Last week the Journals Online project tweeted about some of the relevant research published on the Journals Online platforms for World Environment Day and World Parents Day.

3. Upcoming events

  • 20th June – Annelise and Jan will be in Uganda for the second workshop of the learner-centred training  of librarian trainers course. This follows on from the workshop held in Ghana in February and subsequent discussions between participants via a Community of Practice.
  • 30th June – The Publishers for Development conference will take place in London. It can be followed using the hashtag #pfd2015 and discussions will particularly focus on responsible engagement between publishers and library consortia (see the hashtag #inaspPrinciples).

4. Recent publications

5. External coverage

INASP

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