[Open Access Resources Advocacy] Recently Published Online Research Publication entitled “Should we still worry about the safety of GMO foods? Why and why not? A Review ” by Tadesse Fikre Tefera (PhD) from College of Agriculture, Hawassa University, Ethiopia


Open Access Resources Advocacy via LIS 21st Century Information Retrieval & Dissemination Network , Hawassa University, Ethiopia

Librarians are powerful advocates for informing and engaging their researchers in the open science landscape.

— Wiley Online Library

Notes from 21st Century Information Retrieval & Dissemination Network

Mulugeta W/Tsadik, Librarian at Hawassa University

I would say that of course, I am an advocate of open access. I am a librarian and librarians are advocates for access to all information and I believe that is our core mission.

If information is open, our job as a librarian is to facilitate access to the information. When the access is open it tends to be easier to facilitate. If the information is not open, I believe a librarian’s mission is to still facilitate our patrons’ access to the information we can get using as many tools as possible, such as catalogues and inter-library lending.

So, I am an advocate for open access, and I believe that making information free has a positive effect, as it makes people better, freer, and more empowered.

As 21st Century librarian I have also envisaged to create partnerships with other Universities and well known publishers such as Elsevier Library Connect, Wiley Online Library & Scopus…etc

An important role of academic librarians is to support researchers and students to produce quality research outputs, and one of the ways in which they do this is by promoting Open Access Resources, that is why I have been initiated to advocate for change and promote research articles published on Open Access platforms by researchers of Hawassa University.

Nowadays, Hawassa University vision is to be one of the top ten Research Universities in East Africa by 2031, in line with HU vision taking into consideration the vision of Hawassa University it is the mission of librarians to discover or retrieve research articles, disseminate and increase visibility of the researcher and the institution.

Based upon the aforementioned as an advocate of Open Access I will strive to promote Open Access Resources and Researchers via Library & Information Science 21st Century Information Retrieval & Dissemination Network & Hawassa University official online platforms.

Accordingly , you will find below recently published an online research publication by Tadesse Fikre Teferra (Assistant Professor) College of Agriculture ,School of Nutrition, Food Science and Technology ,Hawassa University, Ethiopia:

Wiley Online Library

SHOULD WE STILL WORRY ABOUT THE SAFETY OF GMO FOODS? WHY AND WHY NOT?

A REVIEW

Tadesse Fikre Teferea (PhD)

First published: 27 July 2021 

https://doi.org/10.1002/fsn3.2499

Tadesse Fikre Teferra (Assistant Professor)

Abstract

Global population is increasing at an alarming rate, posing a threat on the supplies of basic needs and services. However, population increase does not seem to be a common agendum of the global scientists and political leaders. People in the developed countries are more concerned about new technologies and their products. Pseudo-threats related to the uncertainties of genetic engineering of crops and their outputs present on consumers are more audible and controversial than the real difficulties the world is experiencing at the moment and in the future. This review presents brief summaries of the real reasons to worry about and the uncertainties about genetically modified organisms. This article also presents the real uncertainties shared by consumers and scientists with respect to the past, present, and future of genetically engineered organisms. Developments in the field of precision genetics in the recent years and the implications on regulatory, breeding, and socio-cultural dimensions of the global settings are included.

To Find Out More CLICK HERE

Mulugeta W.

Librarian at Hawassa University, Ethiopia 

Editor of Link -Up Librarianship & Information Technology

e-Newsletter

Blog/Website: https://mylibrarianship.wordpress.com

EMAIL ADDRESS:

Institutional email:
mwlibrarian@hu.edu.et

Private email:
awassa2001@gmail.com

P.O.Box 05

Hawassa University,
Sidama National Regional State, Ethiopia

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Mulugeta/Librarian is always available for International Partnerships, Collaborations and Networking worldwide. If you want to chat about , paperback books ,Digital Resources, Open Access Resources ,library & information affairs, or anything else, don’t hesitate in reaching out via the below online platform:

Interested in knowing what the Library of Congress has on African, Jewish and Middle Eastern Studies? The newly released online research guide


Ask a Librarian

Librarianship Studies & Information Technology

Interested in knowing what the Library of Congress has on African, Jewish and Middle Eastern Studies? The newly released online research guide, “African, Jewish and Middle Eastern Studies: Digital Resources at the Library of Congress,” https://guides.loc.gov/african-jewish-middle-east-studies…, by the African and Middle Eastern Division (AMED), could be your first stop. It is a comprehensive reference tool for anyone interested in doing research or learning more about these subject areas. The guide offers a compilation of primary and secondary source materials, reference works, free and subscription databases, and recorded programs selected by AMED’s curators.For all research guides published by AMED, see https://guides.loc.gov/african-middle-eastern?loclr=fbint.For all other Library of Congress research guides, go to https://guides.loc.gov/?loclr=fbint.Read here for more information about doing research at the AMED Reading Room, https://www.loc.gov/rr/amed/?loclr=fbint.

Congratulations Message from Professor Susan J Whiting (Canada) to Professor Sheleme Beyene & link of soft copy books that are available to students and staff free of charge


Susan Whiting
Distinguished Professor Emeritu

Susan J Whiting PhD FCAHS , a receiver or reader of Link-Up Librarianship & Information Technology e-Newsletter via email has expressed her happiness to one of her colleague Dr Sheleme Beyene for the reason that he has got an award of distinction,

You will find below an excerpt taken from her email reply to Link-Up Librarianship & Information Technology e-Newsletter, July Issue 2021 together with an important link guide to valuable e-information resources :

Mulugeta,

Thank you for this email.

I am so happy our friend and colleague Dr Sheleme was awarded such distinction.

I have some soft copy books that available to students and staff free of charge. I had told my Hawassa  students in the past but there are new students who may benefit.

Each pdf version can be downloaded from these sites:

  1. Download pdf for this book called Community Nutrition for Developing Countries:

https://www.aupress.ca/books/120255-community-nutrition-for-developing-countries/embed/#?secret=XcpIpMT2Fz

  1. Download Biology of the First 1000 days: https://openlibrary.org/books/OL31373395M/The_biology_of_the_first_1000_days

(it’s very large)

Would you be interested if I can find more of these?

Susan J Whiting PhD FCAHS

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Nutrition

University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon SK Canada

Susan.whiting@usask.ca

Link-Up _ Librarianship & Information Technology e-Newsletter, July Issue 2021 is Released.READ MORE

Link-Up _ Librarianship & Information Technology e-Newsletter, July Issue 2021 is Released


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Notes From an Editor of Link-Up

Nowadays, as 21st Century Librarian, it is apparent that promoting using technology (online/digital platform) i.e. via electronic newsletters, professional Blog/Website & Social media channels can raise the visibility, profile, status and reputation of our institution i.e. Hawassa University at home and international level.

Firstly, Link-Up_Librarianship & Information Technology e-Newsletter July Issue 2021 spotlights an academia of the month July 2021 from Hawassa University who have got recognition on the occasion of HEART Convention 2021 exhibition organized by MoSHE held from July 12 to 15, 2021 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Secondly, you will find also a variety of information such as about International Relations and Alumni Affairs Directorate (IRAAD) at Hawassa University and successful and on progress Community Development Outreach Partnerships.

Thirdly, you will find an interesting new podcast to listen about Deep Futures and new and analysis on international affairs.

I believe information should be read and shared. So feel free to read & share an issue of this newsletter throughout your networks worldwide to your colleagues & friends.

I am very pleased to hear your comments & feedback both (on weakness & strength) of Link -Up.

If you want to access previous or older issues of Link-Up e-Newsletter CLICK HERE

  • To view all comments on previous Link-Up issues and Link-Up July Issue 2021 CLICK HERE.

Enjoy Link – Up , July Issue 2021

Stay Safe & Healthy

Ministry of Science & Higher Education (MoSHE)
Ayano Beraso (PhD)
President of Hawassa Universit
y

He has got an Outstanding Recognition Award being 2nd best leader for his foremost performance & leadership skill among Research Universities Presidents found in Ethiopia….READ MORE

Hawassa University Vision

Striving to become one of the top ten Research Universities in East Africa by 2031

Sheleme Beyene
(Professor)

He has got an Outstanding Recognition Award for his foremost performance in the teaching profession from Hawassa University….READ MORE

Mestawet Taye
(Assistant Professor)

She has got an Outstanding Recognition Award for her foremost performance in the teaching profession from Hawassa University….READ MORE

Ministry of Science & Higher Education

The month of July 2021 has a good vibe and an interesting news in pertinent to Hawassa University that transmits good news to the Hawassa University community & beyond due to that three of our staff have got recognition on the occasion of HEART Convention organized by Ministry of Science & Higher Education (MoSHE). held from July 12 to 15, 2021 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, both Sheleme Beyene ( Professor) & Mestawet Taye(Assistant Professor) who have got recognition along with the President of Hawassa University Ayano Beraso (PhD) are now teaching in Hawassa University College of Agriculture one of the campus among 8 campuses under Hawassa University , it is apparent that College of Agriculture was the birth place & hub of the current Hawassa University.

Link -Up is very pleased to introduce to you International Relations and Alumni Affairs Directorate (IRAAD) at Hawassa University which is now led by a young vibrant & energetic professional named Mr Yohanan Yokamo. It is an international accreditation and relations that makes or builds the reputation of one’s higher education institution image.

International Relations & Alumni Affairs Directorate at Hawassa University

Yohanan Yokamo , Director, International Relations and Alumni Affairs Directorate (IRAAD) at Hawassa University, Ethiopia

Message from the Director

Welcome to International Relations and Alumni Affairs Directorate (IRAAD) at Hawassa University!

IRAAD is one of the directorates established recently in July 2019 in response to the growing demand for Internationalization at HU in order to realize its mission of becoming one of the top ten research universities in East Africa by 2031.

Born out of the former Corporate Communications and Marketing Directorate (CCMD), IRAAD has predominantly been established to strengthen the quality of education, research and community services at HU through the expansion of internationalization aimed at all levels. In particular, IRAAD is expected to develop an internationalization policy/strategy for Hawassa University in line with the national internationalization strategy of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) ratified by Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MoSHE). Such a strategy should be designed in such a way that enables IRAAD to oversee the process of internationalization: the integration of international perspectives and values in the education, research and community services of HU.

Moreover, IRAAD supports Colleges and Institutes at HU to forge/establish partnerships and collaborations with various international and local Higher Education Institutes (HEIs), organizations, research institutes, sector offices and NGOs starting from the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to effective follow-up mechanisms. 

Our directorate is also in charge of Alumni related activities and affairs of HU through the establishment of chapter associations, alumni events, conferences, and other relevant platforms to the wider alumni community all over the world. 

IRAAD has three different units in order to carry out the various activities entrusted to it:

  • Partnership and Collaboration Team
  • International Relations Office/ Team
  • Alumni Affairs Team

In short, coupled with the Directorate of Public Relations and Communications, Office of External Relations and Communications, HU management body, relevant directorates, colleges and institutes, IRAAD aspires to contribute its own share to help Hawassa University realize its vision of becoming one of the top ten research universities in East Africa by 2031.

For more information, you may reach us via :

Yohanan Yokamo Yotona

CONTACT DETAILS

(LLB, BSc, LLM), Lecturer in Law, College of Law and Governance

E-Mail:

 yohanany@hu.edu.et 

Director, International Relations and Alumni Affairs Directorate (IRAAD)

P.O.Box 05, Hawassa University

Hawassa, Ethiopia

Current Location: Main Campus,

HU Head Office Building

Room No. 104 (First Floor)

Successful & on Progress Community Outreach Development Partnerships Projects Stories

International Professional Partnership & Networking

Networking has a bigger impact than education, marketing and anything else you do for your institution. Not only is networking a short cut to success but it also help build long term relationships. These relationships are the key to your institution and your business.

Partnerships increase your lease of knowledge, expertise, and resources available to make better products and reach a greater audience. All of these put together along with 360-degree feedback can skyrocket your professional activities to great heights. The right professional partnership will enhance the ethos of your institution. It might take more work, and it might take longer, but strong partnerships build the relationships,shared understanding, and collective focus to make lasting progress on issues related to community and economic development

A successful Partnership Project launched in 2020 , as result, Book Aid International has donated to Hawassa University brand new books their price estimated £49,249.85=ETB 3,001,549.59

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It was a Successful partnership project between Hawassa University & International Law Book Facility, during facilitation of the partnership project HU Office of Vice President for Administration & Students Affairs has made a favour to Dilla University also in facilitating the delivery of the books donated to DU from ILBF agent in Addis Ababa along with books donated to Hawassa University from ILBF…READ MORE

It is a new Grand Partnership Project on progress launched in 2021 recognized by Books For Africa & Hawassa University…..READ MORE

Hawassa University & Books For Africa International Partnership Project is a meaningful project, it focuses on the United Nations #SDGs UN Sustainable Development Goals: the Goal 04 quality education and Ethiopia. It requires your donation to help the sustainable development of education need in this specific region (Sidama Region, Ethiopia). And it is a project recognized by BOOKS FOR AFRICA and HAWASSA UNIVERSITY operated by Mr Mulugeta Woldetsadik/Librarian@HU, Sidama Region, Ethiopia.

Get Involved In Community Outreach Development Partnership Project of Books For Africa & Hawassa University Books For Primary & Secondary Schools Found in Sidama Region, Ethiopia

Project Goal: $12,300

Click on Map of Ethiopia to visit the Details

About Books For Africa

BooksForAfrica was founded upon a singular mission: to end the book famine in Africa. BFA collects, sorts, and ships books, computers, tablets, and library enhancement materials to every country in Africa. In collaboration with worldwide donors, publishers, and African partners…

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BFA Ends a Successful Fiscal Year Despite Challenges

On June 30, Books For Africa closed its fiscal year 2021. Though the year brought challenges we had never faced before, largely due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are pleased to report that the fiscal year was a success! Check out some of the key figures about where we shipped books this year…

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TECHNOLOGY

Nobody knows what the future has in store. Still, whether you’re a small business owner, an artist, a creator, or anything in between, the unknowns of tomorrow can open the door for new ideas, inspiration, and opportunities today.

Deep Futures is a podcast about those opportunities; it’s about examining the past and present and imagining a future with deeper human connections and unlimited possibility. Join host Annalee Newitz—award-winning author (Autonomous), science journalist, founder of io9, and former editor-in-chief of Gizmodo—as they look deep into the future and chat with fascinating guests who are thinking about what’s next for medicine, democracy, art, and more. 

Envisioning the future is a daunting yet exciting task. Annalee Newitz profiles fascinating people considering the next century (or even the next millennium). Escape into the distant future to learn what’s coming.

  • All 6 episodes are available to binge wherever you get your podcasts:

Click this link to: Listen Now

International Affairs

Ethiopia

Government of Ethiopia selects Ayuda en Acción’s livestock insurance as an innovative solution to hunger *A satellite-based warning system and the measurement of climate indices enable families to act in time to prevent the loss of livestock. *This disaster risk mitigation tool will be presented at the upcoming UN Food Systems Summit. *The NGO will also act in the humanitarian crisis caused by the conflict in Tigray, where 5.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance

Checkout more

Kenya

In2017, the World Economic Forum rated Kenya’s education system as the strongest on the African continent. In 2018, the World Bank ranked Kenya the top African country for education outcomes (1st out of 43 mainland countries). In 2019, a Kenyan was named the most outstanding teacher in the world and awarded a prestigious $1 million prize

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Africa

Africans Need A Mental Revolution

When a Chinese man can’t speak English, Africans respect him…….

Checkout more

Welcome to International Politics & Society

Moldova, Georgia, and Ukraine are strengthening their relationship with the EU with a new agreement. At the same time, Russia is feeling increasingly surrounded.

Ever since Brexit, trade between the UK and EU has taken a substantial hit. In response, London seeks to restore the link with its former settler colonies: Canada, Australia and New Zealand in a new free trade agreement. But it’s dubious whether that will be enough to compensate for access to the EU market.

With climate change and the loss of biodiversity are jeopardising our planet’s ability to support life as we know it, it has never been more urgent to think seriously about systems change.

EUROPEAN INTEGRATION
A new bridge between East & the West?

While Moldova, Georgia, and Ukraine are strengthening their relationship with the EU with a new agreement, Russia is feeling increasingly surrounded

EUROPEAN INTEGREATION
A ‘titanic success’?

Away from the EU, back to the UK’s old Commonwealth allies: Boris Johnson dreams of an alternative to the EU with a new free trade agreement

ECONOMY & ECOLOGY We live in the era of system change

Our current way of doing politics has reached its limits: considering the tectonic societal shifts of our era, a transformative approach is necessary

Tip to All Link-Up Recipients & Readers

When you fly high,
people will throw stones at you.
Don’t look down,
just fly higher so the stones won’t reach you.

Mulugeta W/Tsadik

ABOUT

  • Librarian & Coordinator of Library Partnership & Networking Projects at Hawassa University, Ethiopia
  • Editor of Link -Up Librarianship & Information Technology e-Newsletter
  • Blog/Website: https://mylibrarianship.wordpress.com
  • Email Addresses:

    Institutional email:
    mwlibrarian@hu.edu.et

    Private email:
    awassa2001@gmail.com

    P.O.Box 05

    Hawassa University,
    Sidama National Regional State, Ethiopia

    GET IN TOUCH

    You are welcome Mr. Mulugeta W / Tsadik (Librarian) is always available 24/7 to establish or crate a link of partnerships and cooperation between Hawassa university and international professional associations & well known research libraries around the world. If you would like to discuss library and information related matters, promote open access electronic resources or any other matter, please feel free to contact the email address above via the following online social media platform: :

    International Relations and Alumni Affairs Directorate at Hawassa University


    International Relations & Alumni Affairs Directorate at Hawassa University

    LIS 21st Century Information Retrieval & Dissemination Network (Professional Blog/Website)

    is very pleased to introduce to you International Relations and Alumni Affairs Directorate (IRAAD) at Hawassa University which is now led by a young vibrant & energetic professional named Mr Yohanan Yokamo. It is an international accreditation and relations that makes or builds the reputation of one’s higher education institution image.

    Mr Yohanan Yokamo , Director, International Relations and Alumni Affairs Directorate (IRAAD) at Hawassa University, Ethiopia

    Message from the Director

    Welcome to International Relations and Alumni Affairs Directorate (IRAAD) at Hawassa University!

    IRAAD is one of the directorates established recently in July 2019 in response to the growing demand for Internationalization at HU in order to realize its mission of becoming one of the top ten research universities in East Africa by 2031.

    Born out of the former Corporate Communications and Marketing Directorate (CCMD), IRAAD has predominantly been established to strengthen the quality of education, research and community services at HU through the expansion of internationalization aimed at all levels. In particular, IRAAD is expected to develop an internationalization policy/strategy for Hawassa University in line with the national internationalization strategy of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) ratified by Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MoSHE). Such a strategy should be designed in such a way that enables IRAAD to oversee the process of internationalization: the integration of international perspectives and values in the education, research and community services of HU.

    Moreover, IRAAD supports Colleges and Institutes at HU to forge/establish partnerships and collaborations with various international and local Higher Education Institutes (HEIs), organizations, research institutes, sector offices and NGOs starting from the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to effective follow-up mechanisms. 

    Our directorate is also in charge of Alumni related activities and affairs of HU through the establishment of chapter associations, alumni events, conferences, and other relevant platforms to the wider alumni community all over the world. 

    IRAAD has three different units in order to carry out the various activities entrusted to it:

    • Partnership and Collaboration Team
    • International Relations Office/ Team
    • Alumni Affairs Team

    In short, coupled with the Directorate of Public Relations and Communications, Office of External Relations and Communications, HU management body, relevant directorates, colleges and institutes, IRAAD aspires to contribute its own share to help Hawassa University realize its vision of becoming one of the top ten research universities in East Africa by 2031.

    For more information, you may reach us via :

    CONTACT DETAILS

    Yohanan Yokamo Yotona

    (LLB, BSc, LLM), Lecturer in Law, College of Law and Governance

    Director, International Relations and Alumni Affairs Directorate (IRAAD)

    E-Mail: yohanany@hu.edu.et 

    P.O.Box 05, Hawassa University

    Hawassa, Ethiopia

    Current Location: Main Campus,

    HU Head Office Building

    Room No. 104 (First Floor)

     

    Will a Robot Take My Job? Study Predicts Increased Demand for Lawyers and Librarians Through 2030


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    Congratulations ! to BFA from Ethiopia partner on the behalf of myself and my parent institution Hawassa University


    Though we faced numerous challenges this past year, BFA still achieved our goals. Read below!
    https://www.booksforafrica.org/news/fy21-summary.html

    The Pegasus project: why investigations like this are at the heart of the Guardian’s mission


    Good afternoon

    When the Guardian’s head of investigations, Paul Lewis, first told me about a huge data leak suggesting authoritarian regimes were possibly using smartphone hacking software to target activists, politicians and journalists, perhaps the worst part is that I wasn’t particularly surprised.

    The more we’ve learned about global surveillance, ever since the Guardian’s Snowden revelations in 2013, the more the world has become accustomed to the idea that governments, both democratic and otherwise, are keenly interested in using technology and the phones in our pockets to keep tabs on us.

    This week’s revelations, by the Guardian and 16 other media organisations working with Forbidden Stories, a Paris-based media nonprofit, illustrate the disturbing way that journalists, human rights campaigners, politicians and others can be targeted using spying software, or ‘spyware’.

    The phone hacking tool, Pegasus, can gather data, record video using a phone’s camera, activate the microphone covertly, take screenshots and location information – all without the owner’s knowledge. A phone can be infected without its owner even clicking on an incoming call or message.

    The phone hacking tool, Pegasus, can gather data, record video using a phone’s camera, activate the microphone covertly, take screenshots and location information – all without the owner’s knowledge. A phone can be infected without its owner even clicking on an incoming call or message.

    NSO sells its software to 40 governments around the world (it does not say which ones), and says its purpose is to help them investigate terrorists and criminals. But a leaked list of tens of thousands of numbers, many belonging to people with no apparent connection to criminality, and forensic analysis carried out on some of their phones, suggests some governments are spying on pro-democracy activists, journalists investigating corruption, and political opponents.

    Investigations such as these are legally fraught and technically complex, involving dozens of journalists, IT experts and in-house lawyers in multiple locations. Those being investigated are often highly secretive and extremely well-resourced, financially and technologically. They don’t want the scrutiny that courageous journalists subject them to. There can be great jeopardy in publishing things that powerful people do not want published.

    And yet for the Guardian, such investigations are at the heart of our mission. Because of our independence, we are able to investigate boldly, putting the truth ahead of the agenda of an owner, investors or shareholders. And because we are reader-funded we have been able to keep our journalism open for all to read, so when important stories like this come along, everyone gets to read them.

    From the Snowden revelations to our ongoing scrutiny of big technology, the Guardian has a long track record of exposing how technology can be subverted to abuse democracy and human rights.

    If that is a mission that you appreciate, please do join us today. Your support will empower our journalists to continue scrutinising governments and others who exploit technology with a disregard for people’s rights.

    Yours sincerely,

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    Local and Regional Governments are often more aware than National authorities of how much #libraries can contribute to achieving the United Nations #SDGs


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