Book Aid International books [shipment ETH-BC-016] have already arrived at Hawassa University on 31 January 2023, ready for sorting, stamping, and distribution to beneficiaries within the Sidama National Regional State, Ethiopia according to the 2022 donated books distribution plan of the BAI-HU Partnership Project.
Book Aid International is UK’s leading international book donation and library development charity. BAI is partnered with & committed to supporting Libraries within the Sidama Region of Ethiopia via BAI-HU Partnership Project.
Tamarat Iberahim, Head of the EKTTS warehouse at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia when handed over donated BAI books to Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Librarian & Coordinator of The BAI-HU Partnership Project.
Book Aid International books [shipment ETH-BC-016] have already arrived at Hawassa University, ready for sorting, stamping, and distribution to beneficiaries within the Sidama National Regional State, Ethiopia according to the 2022 distribution plan of the BAI-HU Partnership Project.
Books donated by Book Aid International are ready for sorting, stamping, and distribution at the warehouse in the main warehouse of HU. The BAI-HU Partnership Project coordinator is ready to perform steps 3, 4, and 5 indicated in the below BAI Donation Guidelines Graph:
As part of ARL’s Research Library Impact Framework initiative, a team at the University of California (UC) Berkeley Library studied the relationship between faculty’s attitudes toward open access (OA) and their OA publishing practices, including the roles of funding availability and discipline. The project team compared UC Berkeley faculty’s answers to questions related to OA from the 2018 Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey with the faculty’s scholarly output in the Scopus database. The study focused on gold OA articles, which usually require authors to pay article processing charges (APCs) and which accounted for 18% of the publications in the sample.
Overall, the UC Berkeley study found a positive correlation between publishing gold OA and the faculty’s support for OA (no cost to read). In contrast, the correlation between publishing gold OA and the faculty’s concern about publishing cost was weak. Publishing costs concerned faculty in all subject areas, whether or not their articles reported research funding. Therefore, UC Berkeley Library’s efforts to pursue transformative publishing agreements and prioritize funding for a program subsidizing publishing fees seem like effective strategies to increase OA.
Li, Chan, Becky Miller, and Mohamed Hamed. Library Impact Research Report: Open Access Publishing: A Study of UC Berkeley Faculty Views and Practices. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, January 18, 2023. https://doi.org/10.29242/report.ucberkeley2023.
With the on-going shift to electronic formats for library resources, librarians, like the rest of the profession, must adapt to the rapidly changing landscape of electronic resources by keeping up with trends and mastering new skills related to digital publishing, technology, and licensing.
Librarians need new skills or expertise to have a role in the effort of acquiring and maintaining online resources. – Sarah B. Pomerantz
Acquisition means acquiring library materials (print books, e-books, journals, and online electronic information resources) in order to develop information resources of all types of libraries [schools, colleges/universities, public libraries, etc.] through Purchase, Donation, and Exchange processes.
Particularly, arranging donations and exchange of library resources are both achieved via interpersonal professional communication skills with professional colleagues & networks, etc at home & international levels. The purchase of library resources can be achieved via consumer website – Companies that sell books to consumers on the WWW, etc.
Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is the national association that advances the profession of librarians and information providers in central roles of leadership and management, metadata and collections, and technology […]
I would like to thank the Core International Relations Committee for giving me Core Online Course Grant and the opportunity to participate in the web course after you have reviewed my application and professional profile.
To grow, you must improve your thinking and free yourself from doubts and uncertainties about your abilities. Without thinking that you are a superhero, start giving yourself more confidence and try to revise your plans if things don’t go well. But never give up.
Today is the fifth annual International Day of Education as observed by the United Nations! The UN asserts that education is a human right, a public good, and a public responsibility-and Books For Africa agrees. This year, we are celebrating by raising $50,000 to send five containers of over 100,000 books to Ghana, the 2023 UNESCO World Book Capital. These books will be distributed to children in schools across the country to support education and spark a joy of reading.
As Ghanaian Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Alima Mahama wrote: “Ghana, and for that matter the entire Africa, remain ever grateful for your commitment towards ensuring that every child on the continent has access to books.” Please join us in kicking off fundraising for this ambitious project, and our 2023 theme: A Book For Every Child.
Last year alone, Books For Africa shipped 3.2 million books, valued at over $26.7 million, and 355 computers and e-readers containing over 1,065,000 digital books, to 27 African countries. More than $2.3 million was raised last year to ship these books to the students of Africa.
Books For Africa remains the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent, shipping over 57 million books, serving all 55 countries on the African continent since 1988.
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