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INASP Training Activities and Materials

The following training workshop programmes and associated materials are available from INASP. Please note that most of the INASP workshops and training materials are designed with a travelling workshop methodology in mind.

  • Accessing Information in Developing Countries
    This one day workshop is intended to provide an outline of the issues associated with accessing information in developing countries. The workshop addresses the opportunities offered by electronic information resources and the changing role of the university library in the electronic era. Workshop materials are available in: English only at the moment. More...

  • Bandwidth Optimisation [updated: 17 January 2006]
    A new workshop series currently under development with Reboot Online Marketing, a digital marketing company from the UK. The workshops will look at the issues surrounding the optimisation of bandwidth and will be aimed at; Librarians - training and information related policies; Senior management - policies and procedures; IT staff - technical policies, tools and solutions. More...

  • Electronic Information Resources for Health Workers [updated: 17 January 2006]
    3-5 day hands-on workshop. Elements from the Using the Internet and Electronic Journals workshops (above) have been adapted specifically with health workers (in particular librarians) and researchers in mind. Particular emphasis is given to using electronic information resources that are available through PERI that are of most interest to those working in health-related disciplines. Workshop materials are available in: English only at the moment. More...

  • Electronic Journals and Electronic Resources Library Management
    4-5 day hands-on workshop. Modules include: Electronic library resources overview; Supply models; Software requirements; PERI programme resources review; Downloading and document delivery; Effective searching; Archiving; Copyright and licensing; Monitoring and evaluating use; Managing access and purchase; Managing implementation and user access. These workshop materials are available in: English, French, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese. More...

  • Introduction to "Using the Internet"
    3-5 day hands-on workshop. Modules include: Introduction to the Internet; Web browsers; Search engines and effective searching; Subject-based information gateways; Internet for teaching, learning and research; Evaluating the quality of Internet information; Copyright; Costing the use of the Internet; Internet training for others. These workshop materials are available in: English, French, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese. More...

  • Introducing the Internet for Public Libraries in Africa
    5 day hands-on workshop. Adapted, revised and updated "Using the Internet" workshop that targets the particular issues faced by public libraries in the use of the Internet as organisations and as an end user library service. Workshop materials are available in: English only at the moment. More...

  • Licensing and negotiation skills [updated: 17 January 2006]
    This workshop is currently under development.The purpose of the workshop is to enhance skills and knowledge in the areas of licensing and negotiation skills for those consortium members and information managers likely to be most involved in building and developing relationships with publishers on behalf of their institute, consortium or country. More...

  • Monitoring and evaluation of e-resource use
    This workshop is currently under development and will include content on; Focusing the evaluation, Indicators, Information and data collection, Using the collected information and data, Managing the monitoring and evaluation process. More...

  • PC Troubleshooting for Library Personnel
    4 day workshop - modules available include: Troubleshooting - What's it all about? Introduction to Computers, Common Hardware Problems, Common Software Problems, Common Software Problems, Networking and Internet, Security, Maintenance and Management, Seeking Additional Help. Workshop materials are available in: English and French. More...

  • Proactive Librarianship: Marketing and Public Relations: A Manual for Workshop Presenters
    This training manual has been prepared following workshops held in Africa on "Proactive Librarianship: Marketing and Public Relations" for librarians and information workers, professional and paraprofessional, working in any type of library. The manual has been created to provide a practical guide for organisers and presenters of workshops in running successful training events in their own region. Materials are available in: English only at the moment. More...

  • Train the trainer: administering and facilitating effective training events
    Partial set of materials to support "training the trainer." Written for trainers operating in an information and technology-training context. The modules and units can either be used to guide the planning and implementation of training events or as a basis for training of trainers. Materials are available in: English only at the moment. More...

  • Web Page Design and Authoring, leading to Library Web Pages
    4-5 day hands-on workshop. Modules available include: Web authoring tools; HTML; Principles of Web design; Reverse engineering; Effective Web design; Images for the Web; Graphics tools; Information architecture; Optimal navigation techniques; Evaluation techniques (user analysis, task analysis, stakeholder analysis); Project management and project costing; Developing library Web sites. Workshop materials are available in: English only at the moment. More...

  • Working together to support research: optimising the use of e-resources
    2.5 day workshop that aims to bring together information professionals and researchers to work together on strategies for optimising the use of e-resources. The workshop is being piloted in June 2005 and the pilot materials are now available. Workshop materials are available in: English only at the moment. More...

  • Other training programmes
    INASP also conduct and participate in training programmes in a number of other areas including; journals management and journals production. More...

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