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Scientific and Technological Information Management For Universities and Libraries: an Active Training Environment (STIM

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  1. Scientific and Technological Information Management For Universities and Libraries: an Active Training Environment (STIMULATE 9) • ICT and Publications Officer for: • Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) • 20 Victoria Drive • Newlands • Harare • Zimbabwe Prepared and presented By Dydimus Zengenene (ZIMBABWE) Tel: 00263 23 381 361 E-mail: dydimus.zengenene@gmail.com

  2. Contents of STIMULATE in brief • Publishing on the web • Intellectual property in the information society • Citation analysis and research perfomance • Statistics for library monitoring and evaluation • Informetrics • Open library systems, CDS/ISIS, ABCD and Greenstone digital library system

  3. Organisation of the programme • Lessons usually close to students residents • Programme updates were on time. The programme was well organised and the following are some of the notable points:

  4. Organisation of the programme • The concentration of very challenging courses in the last month. • Consider distributing them evenly in the last two months • Sessions of one course so widely dispersed that follow up was disjointed • Consider completing in not so dispersed days. Just like any other programme, there were also notable weaknesses which include the following:

  5. Academic contents of the programme • The emerging disciplines of informetrics, scientometrics and webometrics • The economic, social and political aspects of online information.(Access vs ownership) The course comprised excellent contents covering the most relevent scientific and technological needs of the contemporary information society, the following can be highlighted

  6. The shallow coverage of web publishing The following might have to be included: Javascripting Introduction to current softwares like joomla Linking websites to databases Academic Contents of the programme However the following can be pointed as weaknesses

  7. Excellent topics given little time forcing lecturers to do more of the talking and students listerning, thereby compromising the ”Active Learning” component of the programme Academic contents of the programme

  8. Utilisation of Greenstone in the management of bulletin publications Improve the functions of CDS/ISIS to include circulation management. Consider migrating to ABCD a fully intergrated system Adopt the use of open access software to cut down on costs Recommendations to SEATINI