August/September 2015

Online resource enhances Botswana research

Naniki Maphakwane, library manager at Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning, describes how ProQuest has been working with the Botswana Libraries Consortium to provide valuable research tools

African pride

South African journal publisher NISC is proud of its strapline "Publishing Africa's Research", says managing director Mike Schramm

Female researchers

Researchers face many challenges but in some places these challenges can be more pronounced for female researchers because of additional cultural and other pressures. Four researchers who joined INASP staff at the recent Gender Summit Africa meeting in South Africa share their stories

Global challenges, local knowledge

From the environment to gender studies, there is plenty of research taking place across Africa into issues that impact local people. Sian Harris looks at some of the challenges and opportunities for the continent's researchers

From documents to data

The rapid growth of digital information has led to rising interest in new approaches to information retrieval and discovery, writes David Stuart

Repository revolution

As institutional repositories evolve, library publishers and university presses worldwide are using the systems to publish research papers and more. What will be the impact on traditional publishing models? Rebecca Pool investigates

Transition time for HSS

Sharon Davies discovers some of the recent developments, challenges and emerging trends around Humanities and Social Sciences research

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