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Thursday, September 22, 2016

TEEAL Initiatives at MUHAS Library

By Dr. Mboni A. Ruzegea
Head Periodicals and E-Resources


Defining TEEAL
TEEAL stands for The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL). It  is a searchable, offline, digital library which gives access to thousands of peer reviewed journals in agriculture and life related sciences. TEEAL is a project of Cornell University's Albert R. Mann Library in cooperation with over eighty major publishers, societies and index providers. The project is administered through Mann Library's Collection and Service Department in collaboration with Information Training and Outreach Center for Africa (ITOCA) in Centurion, South Africa to  conduct awareness and training missions in Africa. 

Accessibility
TEEAL is offline. You can discover access and download full-text articles and abstracts without the use of the Internet.  It contains a growing number of prestigious full-text journals (all in PDF ) from leading publishers such as Elsevier and Taylor & Francis. You can access a wealth of information in the following subjects:
Agricultural economics, Agricultural engineering, Agroforestry, Biotechnology, Nutrition and Food Sciences, Crop Science, Aquaculture, Entomology, Genetics and genomics, Horticulture, Microbiology, Natural Resources, Phytopathology, Plant Breeding, Pest control, Soil Science, Veterinary Medicine and Environment.

Ongoing TEEAL initiatives at MUHAS Library
TEEAL project in Tanzania is under MUHAS Library. The project runs Training of Trainers (TOT) workshops to create understanding about TEEAL resources and build capacity of Tanzanian researchers, academicians, information professionals, librarians and students to discover access, utilize and promote TEEAL to improve their research works and academic activities. The main objective is to equip trainees with skills and knowledge in order to increase the quality and effectiveness of research  and academic output within their institutions.


Opening of TEEAL Workshop Training by Dr Omari Mponda (on black), Director at ARI Naliendele, Mtwara.
MUHAS Library has been conducting a number of TEEAL workshops since 2012 .  TEEAL trainers present TEEAL resources alongside other Research4Life programs such as AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture), ARDi (Access to Research for Development and Innovation), OARE (Online Access to Research in the Environment) and the AgriKnowldge. They also assist TEEAL beneficiaries (the institutions that acquired TEEAL) to install the TEEAL set. To achieve cascading effect, the MUHAS library TEEAL trainers ensure the conducting of TEEAL follow-up workshops at all TEEAL institutions in the country and offer their help when necessary. In this year 2016 so far, up to date, 6 TEEAL institutions were involved in the trainings between January and August 2016, and more than 100 participants were trained from those institutions namely Muhimbili University (MUHAS), University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Mikocheni Agricultural institute (MARI), and the Ministry of Agriculture DRD in Dar es Salaam; Naliendele Agricultural institute in Mtwara; Makutupora Agricultural Institute in Dodoma. Other institutions to be reached before the end of this year include Ukiriguru Agricultural Research Institute in Mwanza, Mwalimu Nyerere University and ARDHI University both in Dar es Salaam.

ARI Naleindele Workshop Participants


TEEAL Updates and Ownership
New journals are sent to beneficiary institutions every year so that they are updated and get in touched with new developments and new contents with small amount of annual subscription fees. However, if for some reasons the institution cannot afford, they can still keep TEEAL contents as an asset for themselves with issues going all the way back to 1997. TEEAL offers ownership not just access! Unlike the case of online journals where when you are disconnected to the Internet you can no longer get ownership of the journal contents.  Moreover, TEEAL is proved to be of beneficial value to many researchers, academicians, students and librarians particularly those residing in remote areas (away from cities) where the Internet is not fast.

TEEAL and Fair Use Policy

The issue of “fair use” in TEEAL is related to intellectual property that is owned by publishers. Therefore, when using TEEAL resources we must be vigilant of issues of ‘fair use’ or ‘fair dealing’. TEEAL users are encouraged to always make use of fair use of contents that is available in TEEAL. As a rule of thumb, a user is required to use 15% of the journal issue and not to download the whole issue either for repackaging, resell or commercial profit. You can use TEEAL contents for educational purposes such as making lecture notes or writing thesis (citations) and the like.

To access TEEAL click the link: http://teeal.muhas.ac.tz. Do not forget to sign up by using your MUHAS email to be able to access the database and download full text-PDF articles.

REFERENCES:

The Fair Use/Fair Dealing Handbook. 
http://infojustice.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/band-and-     gerafi-     2013.pdf
Stim, R. (2013). Getting Permission  How to License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off.   5th Edition.  http://www.nolo.com/products/getting-permission-riper.html







Tuesday, August 16, 2016

CHANGE OF DATES: WORKSHOP ON MARKETING AND PROMOTION OF INFORMATION SERVICES: APPLICATION OF WEB 2.0 TOOLS AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES DATE 4th – 6th OCTOBER, 2016 VENUE: MUHAS LIBRARY


 DATE 4th – 6th OCTOBER, 2016
VENUE: MUHAS LIBRARY

COURSE OBJECTIVES
The three days’ workshop will equip participants with relevant knowledge and skills in promotion and marketing of their information services by using web 2.0 tools and other technologies. The workshop also familiarizes participants with different marketing strategies used currently in libraries/ information centers.

COURSE CONTENTS
Specifically the workshop will cover the following:
·         Introduction to marketing & marketing strategies for promoting information services
·         Introduction to web 2.0 technologies and marketing strategies and policies for information centers
·         How to set up social media/ web 2.0 tools for marketing information services: social network pages, social book marking, audio/video podcasting, blogs and wiki
·         How to create electronic marketing tools: multimedia files using movie-maker and online photo collections
·         Embed multimedia and photo gallery to your Blog, and other social media for sharing
·         Use of quick response (QR) code technology as a marketing tool
·         Tools for generating Library Reports for Management feedback: Google Analytics & tracking site visitors and downloads

TARGET GROUP
Professionals involved in information management, institutional management, librarians, information scientists, researchers, postgraduate students, lecturers, project administrators, ICT professionals and any other professionals working with cutting edge technologies.

WORKSHOP DATES AND VENUE
The workshop will be conducted from Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th  October, 2016 (3 days) at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences Library - ICT LAB

WORKSHOP FEE
The workshop fee is TZS 350,000/= per each participant covering the course fee, stationery, refreshments and certificates. Participants are requested to arrange transport and accommodation at their own cost.

FACILITATORS
The course will be facilitated by experienced subject and educational specialists from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences.

PAYMENT MODE:
Payment is due before start of workshop. Payment can be made through the institutional bank account at any National Microfinance Bank (NMB) branch. Account Number: 2091100002, and Account Name: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences. Confirm your participation and payment by 30th September, 2016.

CONTACTS
For further information regarding the course (workshop) details (registrationcourse content and fee) please contact the following:

1.      Mr. Bernard Ernest Sengo

Coordinator- Short courses, at the DLS - MUHAS

P.O. Box 65001, Dar es Salaam
Cellular: 0713647830, 0753559063

2.  Ms Mariam Hashim

Coordinator- Short courses, at the DLS - MUHAS

P.O. Box 65001, Dar es Salaam
Cellular: 0653596815

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

WORKSHOP ON INTEGRATED LIBRARY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM USING KOHA SOFTWARE DATE: 9th - 11th AUGUST, 2016

The workshop on Integrated Library Management System using KOHA Software started on Tuesday 9th August 2016.

Here are some of the participants attending the workshop at MUHAS library. 


Thursday, July 21, 2016

WORKSHOP ON MARKETING AND PROMOTION OF INFORMATION SERVICES (13th – 15th SEPTEMBER, 2016)

DATE 13th – 15th SEPTEMBER, 2016

VENUE: MUHAS LIBRARY

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
The three days’ workshop will equip participants with relevant knowledge and skills in promotion and marketing of their information services by using web 2.0 tools and other technologies. The workshop also familiarizes participants with different marketing strategies used currently in libraries/ information centers.

COURSE CONTENTS:
Specifically the workshop will cover the following:
-Introduction to marketing & marketing strategies for promoting information services
 -Introduction to web 2.0 technologies and marketing strategies and policies for information centers
 - How to set up social media/ web 2.0 tools for marketing information services: social network pages, social book marking, audio/video podcasting, blogs and wiki
- How to create electronic marketing tools: multimedia files using movie-maker and online photo collections
- Embed multimedia and photo gallery to your Blog, and other social media for sharing
- Use of quick response (QR) code technology as a marketing tool
-Tools for generating Library Reports for Management feedback: Google Analytics & tracking site visitors and downloads

TARGET GROUP: Professionals involved in information management, institutional management, librarians, information scientists, researchers, postgraduate students, lecturers, project administrators, ICT professionals and any other professionals working with cutting edge technologies.

WORKSHOP DATES AND VENUE: The workshop will be conducted from Tuesday 12th to Thursday 14th July, 2016 (3 days) at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences Library - ICT LAB

WORKSHOP FEE: The workshop fee is TZS 350,000/= per each participant covering the course fee, stationery, refreshments and certificates. Participants are requested to arrange transport and accommodation at their own cost.

FACILITATORS: The course will be facilitated by experienced subject and educational specialists from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences.

 PAYMENT MODE: Payment is due before start of workshop. Payment can be made through the institutional bank account at any National Microfinance Bank (NMB) branch. Account Number: 2091100002, and Account Name: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences.

 Confirm your participation and payment by 10th september, 2016.

CONTACTS: For further information regarding the course (workshop) details (registration, course content and fee) please contact the following:
 1. Mr. Bernard Ernest Sengo Coordinator- Short courses, at the DLS - MUHAS P.O. Box 65001, Dar es Salaam Cellular: 0713647830, 0753559063 Email: library@muhas.ac.tz or librarymuhas@gmail.com
 2. Ms Mariam Hashim Coordinator- Short courses, at the DLS - MUHAS P.O. Box 65001, Dar es Salaam Cellular: 0653596815 Email: library@muhas.ac.tz or librarymuhas@gmail.com

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) database has been restored


The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) database, administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization in collaboration with major publishers is now available at MUHAS. 
 
By improving access to scholarly literature from diverse fields of science and technology, ARDI seeks to:
  • reinforce the capacity of developing countries to participate in the global knowledge economy; and
  • support researchers in developing countries in creating and developing new solutions to technical challenges faced on a local and global level.

Through ARDI, our institution can benefit by accessing up to 20,000 journals, books, and reference works for 117  from diverse fields of science and technology

ARDI Portal: http://ardi.wipo.int

The database is only accessible for MUHAS staff and students. Contact the librarian for username and password  (library@muhas.ac.tz)

Monday, May 30, 2016

WORKSHOP ON MARKETING AND PROMOTION OF INFORMATION SERVICES (12th – 14th JULY, 2016)

DATE 12th – 14th JULY, 2016

VENUE: MUHAS LIBRARY

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
The three days’ workshop will equip participants with relevant knowledge and skills in promotion and marketing of their information services by using web 2.0 tools and other technologies. The workshop also familiarizes participants with different marketing strategies used currently in libraries/ information centers.

COURSE CONTENTS:
Specifically the workshop will cover the following:
-Introduction to marketing & marketing strategies for promoting information services
 -Introduction to web 2.0 technologies and marketing strategies and policies for information centers
 - How to set up social media/ web 2.0 tools for marketing information services: social network pages, social book marking, audio/video podcasting, blogs and wiki
- How to create electronic marketing tools: multimedia files using movie-maker and online photo collections
- Embed multimedia and photo gallery to your Blog, and other social media for sharing
- Use of quick response (QR) code technology as a marketing tool
-Tools for generating Library Reports for Management feedback: Google Analytics & tracking site visitors and downloads

TARGET GROUP: Professionals involved in information management, institutional management, librarians, information scientists, researchers, postgraduate students, lecturers, project administrators, ICT professionals and any other professionals working with cutting edge technologies.

WORKSHOP DATES AND VENUE: The workshop will be conducted from Tuesday 12th to Thursday 14th July, 2016 (3 days) at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences Library - ICT LAB

WORKSHOP FEE: The workshop fee is TZS 350,000/= per each participant covering the course fee, stationery, refreshments and certificates. Participants are requested to arrange transport and accommodation at their own cost.

FACILITATORS: The course will be facilitated by experienced subject and educational specialists from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences.

 PAYMENT MODE: Payment is due before start of workshop. Payment can be made through the institutional bank account at any National Microfinance Bank (NMB) branch. Account Number: 2091100002, and Account Name: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences.

 Confirm your participation and payment by 10th July, 2016.

CONTACTS: For further information regarding the course (workshop) details (registration, course content and fee) please contact the following:
 1. Mr. Bernard Ernest Sengo Coordinator- Short courses, at the DLS - MUHAS P.O. Box 65001, Dar es Salaam Cellular: 0713647830, 0753559063 Email: library@muhas.ac.tz or librarymuhas@gmail.com
 2. Ms Mariam Hashim Coordinator- Short courses, at the DLS - MUHAS P.O. Box 65001, Dar es Salaam Cellular: 0653596815 Email: library@muhas.ac.tz or librarymuhas@gmail.com