Wednesday, 5 July 2017

E-resources usage statistics for University of Rwanda

The UR-Sweden Programme for Research is organizing a workshop about how to generate and handle statistics of e-resources usage. This time we are focusing on how to work with the statistics for one institution, namely the University of Rwanda. Previous years INASP has provided statistics for usage in Rwanda, not statistics for the individual institutions (with some exceptions).
Eva Norling from BTH is facilitating the workshop, assisted by Anna Stockman. Participants are Benilde Mukarubayiza and Bernadette Nyiratunga, who are both members of the E-resources functional committee.
The workshop takes place in Huye from July 5-7.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Mooc on the dynamics of knowledge organisation

Pericles, a European Union financed research project intending to find sustainable ways of making digital material accessible (given that technology and language change over time), has, in addition to research results, teaching, a doctoral course and reports, resulted in the development of several training modules and one mooc  (massive open online course). Teachers at the University of Borås and other institutions are behind the mooc Dynamics of knowledge organisation, that you can enroll to should it be of interest to you. 

Thursday, 9 March 2017

University of Rwanda -- Sweden cooperation film

In order to understand our cooperation and its aims, it might be helpful to watch the film that has been produced on the UR-Sweden Programme for Research, Higher Education and Institutional Advancement. Please take some time to watch the short trailer or the longer film.

UR Library Services' website

The peak of the website workshop at the University of Rwanda in February, was the official pre-launch of the UR Library services' website. This website will be the central website for all college libraries and for all services and for tools and resources shared all over the University of Rwanda. Thus, this is where you will find the shared catalogue and the digital repository (both upcoming), but where you will also find information on specific libraries, research and student support, as well as guidelines and tools in areas such as academic writing, referencing and antiplagiarism.

The website is still under construction, but the gives insight into the objectives and aims of the modern research library that we are in the process of building up together. This has been a process of great involvement from all partners and the happiness and satisfaction that we all felt at the pre-launch was evident to everybody who attended, including the Vice Chancellor and two Deputy Vice Chancellors.

The University of Rwanda Library Services' Website almost ready

Monday, 6 February 2017

Website development workshop

The UR-Sweden library sub programmes has set as one of its goals to create a new website, which will serve as one common entry point to UR library services and resources and at the same time provide information about specific campus libraries.

A website group, chaired by the university librarian and team leader Dr. Robinah Namuleme, was trained by teachers from SSLIS at several occasions in 2016, and have been working in collaboration with the Swedish partners on the structure and content of the website.

Between the 6th and and the 8th of February 2017 the group, together with the main teacher Tuve Nordius and Veronica Trépagny (team leader), work with finalizing the web site up to a degree where we feel we will be able to share it with the university community and library users. Work with development of the website will continue, since all content is not yet in place (discovery tool, shared catalogue and institutional repository, for instance -- those are processes that run alongside this one).

// Veronica Trépagny, team leader

Béatrice Niragire, Benilde Mukarubayiza, Tuve Nordics, Alphonse Ngambonzima and Anonciatte Umutesi working on the website. The group was also joined by Antoinette Kankundiye.