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Sardc Virtual Library Presentation

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Research brokers and intermediaries in different sectors and contexts: local-global linkages

Presentation by Tiwongwe Machiwenyika, SARDC (Zimbabwe) at the Locating the Power of the In-between conference July 08

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Sardc Virtual Library Presentation

  1. 1. http:// www.sardc.net Access regional knowledge online through a Virtual Library
  2. 2. KNOWLEDGE FOR DEVELOPMENT: CASE STUDY OF SARDC’S VIRTUAL LIBRARY FOR SOUTHERN AFRICA Power of in Between 1-2 July 2008 Research Brokers and Intermediaries in Different Sectors and Contexts By Tiwonge R. Machiwenyika
  3. 3. <ul><li>About SARDC </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Independent regional resource centre that specialises </li></ul><ul><li>in knowledge management. </li></ul><ul><li>Involved in collection, production, analysis, </li></ul><ul><li>dissemination of research that informs development. </li></ul><ul><li>Specializes in regional economic development, </li></ul><ul><li>environment and water management, gender </li></ul><ul><li>awareness, sustainable democracy, and human </li></ul><ul><li>development. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Target users are policy planners, governments, </li></ul><ul><li>researchers, private sector, universities, regional </li></ul><ul><li>and international organizations, development </li></ul><ul><li>agencies, parliaments, media and whoever is </li></ul><ul><li>looking for information about the Southern African </li></ul><ul><li>region. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Why the Virtual Library   </li></ul><ul><li>The inaccessibility of information on, about and from </li></ul><ul><li>the South. </li></ul><ul><li>Increasingly high costs of publishing and distribution. </li></ul><ul><li>Information crossing borders within the SADC region </li></ul><ul><li>and globally. </li></ul><ul><li>Out of print publications. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Implemented activities </li></ul><ul><li>Online Publications - Regional </li></ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Centralisation of regional experts. </li></ul><ul><li> - Organisations </li></ul><ul><li> Individuals </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Break down of boundaries and borders </li></ul><ul><li>Track and strengthens of development projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Researchers. </li></ul><ul><li>Improved book sales. </li></ul><ul><li>Policy awareness. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Work in progress. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve delivery methods. </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing and awareness. </li></ul>
  9. 9. http:// www.sardc.net Access regional knowledge online through a Virtual Library

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