COMMUNIQUE ON THE TEEAL/AGORA TRAIN-THE-TRAINER WORKSHOP HELD AT ICT UNIT OF FUTO LIBRARY, OWERRI 27th – 29th JUNE, 2016

The programme TEEAL/AGORA Train-The-Trainer Workshop that lasted for 3 days with the following programmes:

  • Electronic Library Resources in context and Introduction of Databases
  • Formulation of search Strategies
  • An overview of TEEAL Database and use of TEEAL
  • Research4Life which includes the following packages:
  • a. HINARI
  • b. AGORA
  • c. OARE
  • d. ARDI
  • Reference Management – Introduction to Mendeley
  • Marketing and Information Management Using WEB 2.0 and Social Media
  • Group Discussion and Presentation

At the end of the workshop, the following resolutions ensued:

  1. Strong advocacy was recommended as a tool to get the management of various institutions and Government to buy into the idea of acquiring these e-resources and databases for their institutions.
  2. Every staff members of the institutions should be trained on the use of the various e-resources and databases.
  3. Orientation and instruction programmes should be designed and incorporated into the curriculum of the various institutions to recreate more awareness of the existence of these resources and databases.
  4. It was seriously recommended that parent bodies should provide adequate funds for the acquisition of these e-resources in their institutions.
  5. Finally, the participants agreed to form a forum that would meet regularly to further the course of this training programme with Imo State Polytechnic hosting the next session.

 

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