The Ptolemy Project : research community building in Africa

Holder, Warren The Ptolemy Project : research community building in Africa., 2004 . In 6th E-ICOLC (International Coalition of Library Consortia in Europe), Barcelona (Spain), 28th-30th October 2004. (Unpublished) [Presentation]


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In order to improve the health of people in the developing world, it is important that researchers there have access to the peer-reviewed medical literature originating in the developed world, as well as to the journals and texts originating all over the developing world. The University of Toronto Library is one of the most sophisticated electronic resources for health information on earth. With the addition of Bioline, a resource that makes full-text articles of certain medical journals form the developing world available, the University of Toronto is exceptionally well-positioned to build health research capacity around the world. The Ptolemy library will designate a number of medical researchers and clinicians in the developing world as research affiliates of the University of Toronto. Participants will be provided with my.access accounts that allow full access to the Library's electronic resources. The University of Toronto Library is the 3rd largest research library in North America.

Item type: Presentation
Keywords: Eastern and Southern Africa, Canada, Health research, health information, health researchers, co-operation, East African Surgical Initiative – Delphi Project, (EASI-Delphi), Association of Surgeons of East Africa (ASEA), College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA), University of Toronto Libraries (UTL), Office of International Surgery (OIS)
Subjects: D. Libraries as physical collections. > DD. Academic libraries.
F. Management. > FA. Co-operation.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DI. Science libraries.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HR. Portals.
Depositing user: In Spain E-LIS Chapter
Date deposited: 27 Jan 2005
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:00


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