Weekly highlights – 3 July 2015


“Thank you so much INASP for funding the workshop. This was the best workshop I have ever attended. Its very nature kept me involved and interested. This was a delightful professional development that rejuvenated and inspired me.”

“The aspect of systems librarianship needs to be familiarized to the university authorities. This kind of event will help to boost up the status and professionalism of librarians”.

Participants in the Workshop for Systems Librarians, Bangladesh, May 2015

  1. Updates

– The Publishers for Development conference took place in London on 30th June and saw lively discussion about implementing INASP Principles. We will Storify the social media discussions over the coming days.

– Some photos from last week’s trainer of librarian trainers workshop in Uganda are on our Facebook page.

– In a new blog post, INASP Associate Ravi Murugesan provides an update on uptake of editing services being offered for free by Research Square to selected participants of AuthorAID courses.

– The VakaYiko team have published a report detailing the planned approach to developing an EIPM mentoring programme in Zimbabwe.

  1. Upcoming events

– At the end of July, representatives of library consortia from across Africa will meet together in Ethiopia. The objective of this meeting, which will include representatives from Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Tanzania, Malawi, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, will be to support our consortium partners as they develop further as organizations with the strength to secure, provide and manage access to e-resources.

– From 28th-30th July the VakaYiko consortium will hold its annual meeting at GINKS’ headquarters in Accra, Ghana.

  1. Recent publications

Mentorship Programme A Strategy for Evidence-Informed Policy Making in Zimbabwe – Report, July 1, 2015

AuthorAID researchers begin to take up Research Square’s free editing offer – Practising Development, July 1, 2015

#inaspPrinciples for publishers 4 & 5: Pricing and sales, be realistic and predictable – Practising Development, June 29, 2015

Guest Post: From an AuthorAID Travel Grant Recipient – AuthorAID, June 28, 2015

#inaspPrinciples for publishers 3: Avoid making sudden changes – Practising Development, June 25 2015

Experiences from Malawi: #inaspPrinciples 1 & 2: understanding country context and negotiating with consortium – Publishers for Development, June 23, 2015

Tip of the Week #239 – AuthorAID, June 23, 2015

Experiences from Nicaragua: #inaspPrinciples 1 & 2: understanding country context and negotiating with consortium – Publishers for Development, June 22, 2015

“Diseased Science”: Some Humorous Definitions – AuthorAID, June 22, 2015

  1. External coverage

AuthorAID researchers enthusiastic about free editing from Research Square – AJE blog, July 1, 2015

AuthorAID helps researchers become writers and mentors – Elsevier Connect, June 30, 2015

Science In Africa With Trend, Authoraid And A Few Connections – Hands to Learn blog, June 29, 2015

Resource Sharing in Latin America – Interlending & Document Supply (journal), June 25, 2015

Getting Involved in International Development Activities Health Information Updates to and from Africa, June 25, 2015

Open Access offerings for the majority world – Library Matters (University of Nottingham), June 24, 2015

Newsletter: International Evidence – Africa Evidence Network, June 24, 2015

How to conduct a workshop on medical writing: Tips, advice and experience sharing – Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, May 28, 2015


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