Conferences and events: Access to Electronic Resources in Libraries, Cameroon

Today’s guest blog post about conferences and events comes from our Cameroon Coordinator Roseline Bawack:

This event was a training workshop under the theme “Access to electronic resources in libraries and information services”.  The two day workshop took place on the 7 – 8 May 2014. It was organized by ABADCAM – Association of Librarians, Archivists and Documentalists in Cameroon, and was hosted by US Embassy, precisely at the James Baldwin Information Resource Center.

This workshop was aimed at members of the association (Librarians, Documentalists and Archivists).

I was a participant at this training workshop.  It was very useful because I learnt how to acquire and manage electronic resources. Precisely, I learnt how to acquire electronic resources, how to subscribe, typology of electronic resources, rules and regulations, restrictions, etcetera. A demonstration was also made on how to create a digital platform. We also learnt about Web 2.0, its use and functions – Delicious and Netvibes as some free software tools that we could use as platforms for digitizing our documents.

After trainings and seminars like this I usually organize a presentation of what I learnt to other colleagues. I organize a team so that knowledge gained is shared and we try to put into practice what was learnt.

I have heard of several events like trainings, conferences and workshops for library professionals that I would like to attend someday.  Unfortunately, funding is usually not available.

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  1. Thanks Roseline Bawack for this important post. Likewise I have attended similar workshops organised by the Consortium of Uganda University Libraries (CUUL) in conjunction with INASP on Access, Retrieval and Use skills that have enabled me to train my users especially new students joining my Institution Busitema University and Researchers on the same. This has positively impacted on the user experience on resources access.

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