As INASP reflects on changes in access to research over the past two decade, this evidence-informed report reviews the current access situation in the Global South and the extent to which access to e-resources published in the Global North can contribute to development impact.
This is the second in the Research and Education Case Studies series to be published and tells the story of the University of Zimbabwe Library which has progressed in building a digital library despite the constraints experienced during a period of national economic decline.
This report evaluates the success of the African Journals Online Publishing Programme (AJOPP) which was intended to support 11 African journals in putting their full text content online using a variety of hosts.
This publication, commissioned from the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, documents developing a centralised national digital library to provide affordable access to scientific and technical research information.
A survey of African journal editors was undertaken in 2005 to ascertain their awareness and understanding of the open access movement and to discover if their journals would be willing to publish open access.
The report examines the progress that has been made by university libraries in Africa in introducing electronic systems and services and suggests where developments and investments might now be made to further advance the implementation of digital libraries.
To investigate the current level of use of ICTs and plans for the future within the public library environment a survey was undertaken of 22 public library services in ten English-speaking African countries.
Issues and potential solutions to internet bandwidth and online access problems in university environments, commissioned in response to concerns of partner organisations in Africa, Asia and Latin America.