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Access to research in the developing world : Global week In Gothenburg 2013


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Research4Life has four programmes which give access to important scientific information for researchers and students in the developing world. In this presentation the focus is on medicine.

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Access to research in the developing world : Global week In Gothenburg 2013

  1. 1. Access to leading research in the developing world Global Week Gothenburg November 14th 2013
  2. 2. Access to leading research in the developing world Why are we here? What can you access? Who gets access? How do you get access? Explore
  3. 3. Why are we here? Why am I here?
  4. 4. Why are we here? Why are librarians from Nepal here? Mrs Gita Giri Thapa, Tribhuvan University, Institute of Medicine , Nursing Campus Maharajgunj Mrs Neela Malla Pradhan, Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital Mr. Macha Bhai Shakya, Patan Academy of Health Sciences / Patan Hospital Mr. Lal Bahadur Chouhan, Tribhuvan University Central Library
  5. 5. Why are we here? Awareness is low When you think of a library is this what you have in mind?
  6. 6. Why are we here? Why are you here?
  7. 7. What can you access? Survey done in 2010 – comparing access to scientific journals in Africa and Europe Of the titles that African users listed as inaccessible to them, 72% were actually readily accessible through their libraries’ online subscriptions. On average, 79% of the top-ranked international journals were available online, free at the point of use, at the four case study universities. Harle, J., 2010. The Association of Commonwealth Universities: Growing Knowledge: Access to Research in East and Southern African Universities, Association of Commonwealth Universities.
  8. 8. What can you access? Taking the top 20 journals in key areas, as measured by journal impact factor, and comparing these against current journal collections (2009 subscriptions).
  9. 9. What can you access? Research4Life Four programmes – HINARI, AGORA, OARE and ARDI – Provides developing countries with free or low cost access to academic content online. • Online access to over 30,000 peer-reviewed international scientific journals, books, and databases • Full-text articles which can be downloaded for saving, printing or reading on screen
  10. 10. Who gets access?
  11. 11. Who gets access? EIFL partner countries (orange) Nepal
  12. 12. Who gets access? INASP Partner countries
  13. 13. Where is that article? I read it few days ago, few weeks ago, about a year ago I read it in one of journals from this library. ************** I need some fulltext articles from journal for my thesis preparation. *************** I want some recent literature on management of peptic ulcer ************** I want to re-read the same article. I want to include it in my references. I want my colleague to read it.
  14. 14. How to locate articles? PubMed ( or Google ( Google scholar Other search engines
  15. 15. Database HINARI ( DOAJ ( Free fulltext articles (
  16. 16. • More than 100 countries, territories and areas • HINARI: health research (12700 journals, 24900 books and 70 information resources, 5400 registered institutions) • AGORA: agriculture research (3500 journals, 3400 books, 20 information resources, 2300 registered institutions) • OARE: environment research (5300 journals, 11100 books, 40 other information resources, 2500 registered institutions) • ARDI: development and innovation research (2000 journals, 5000 books, 80 registered institutions) updated 2013 08
  17. 17. Objectives of Research4Life (R4L) • To connect developing world researchers with the international scientific community • To reduce the ‘publishing gap’ and improve the quality of locally produced articles and journals • Ultimately – improve health, food security and environment in relation to Millennium Development Goals of 2015
  18. 18. Eligibility • Institutions in countries with GNI (gross national income) per capita below $1600 or HDI (human development index) less than 0.63 are eligible for free access (Group A) (Nepal 0.463, US$ 735) • Institutions in countries with GNI per capita between $1601-$5000 or HDI less than 0.67 pay a fee of $1000 per year (Band 2/Group B) • Some publishers opt out of this option and do not allow access to their journals • Free/Low cost to >100 countries/territories
  19. 19. Eligibility (2)  Eligible categories of institutions are: national universities research institutes professional schools (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, dentistry) teaching hospitals government: ministries and agencies national medical libraries  locally based non-governmental agencies      All permanent and visiting faculty, staff members and students are entitled to access and can obtain the institutional User Name and Password.
  20. 20. Partners  Major Publishers           Elsevier Science Springer Wiley-Blackwell Sage Taylor & Francis Lippincott/Williams & Wilkins BioOne Oxford University Press Nature Publishing Other science/technical/ medical publishers  Program Partners  World Health Organization – WHO  Yale University Library  International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers – STM  Microsoft  Food and Agriculture Org. – FAO  United Nations Environment Programme – UNEP  Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa  National Library of Medicine  Mann Library/Cornell University  Librarians Without Borders/MLA
  21. 21. Common Features of R4L Resources 1. Fulltext can be achieved via OPTIONS: • Searching by Journal title • Subject Access Options • Searching by Language • Publisher Access • Titles by Publisher • Books Access • Searching for Books
  22. 22. You need to insert our HINARI User ID and Password in the Login box and click on the Login button. xxxxx Remember password Note: In Opera Browser, Login (password) can be done by pressing Ctrl and enter tabs.
  23. 23. Journal Access Options
  24. 24. Nepal Journals Online (NepJOL) NepJOL is a service to provide access to Nepalese published research, and increase worldwide knowledge of indigenous scholarship. There are now 92 journals listed on NepJOL.
  25. 25. NepJOL (continued) Objectives: – To promote the awareness and use of Nepalpublished journals in all disciplines by providing access to TOCs, abstracts and full text online – To strengthen local publications – To provide a range of online full text access models for journals, from complete open access to subscription access, with hybrid models of restricted access
  26. 26. Key Challenges for Nepal – Power – Political instability – Irregular publication of journals – Lack of computer literacy
  27. 27. Additional Links and Resources in HINARI 1. Scopus 2. Medline 3. Reference sources – e.g. BMJ Best Practice, Cochrane Library, Oxford Textbook of Medicine, EBM Guideline so on. 4. Free Collections – Bioline International, BioMed Central, DOAJ, Free Books for Doctors, Free Medical Journal, Hirewire Free to Developing Economics, National Academies Press so on.
  28. 28. Nepal: R4L registration 2002-2013 198 155 88 AGRO OARE HINARI
  29. 29. 300000 242972 Nepal: Log in to R4L 187365 250000 200000 82211 65693 20077 50000 60583 100000 88470 150000 0 2007 (6/12) 2008 (12/12) 2009 (10/12) 2010 (12/121) 2011 (12/12) 2012 (12/12) 2013 (7/12)
  30. 30. Thank you!
  31. 31. Explore AGORA - Agriculture HINARI - Medicine OARE - Environment ARDI – Innovation EIFL - INASP -