Work closer with change agents : new role of higher education libraries

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105694
Title:
Work closer with change agents : new role of higher education libraries
Author:
Bhat, Ishwara
Citation:
Work closer with change agents : new role of higher education libraries 2007-06,
Issue Date:
Jun-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105694
Submitted date:
2007-08-31
Abstract:
This is a presentation from the ULA Conference on Knowledge for Development, Colombo, June 2007. Rural poor people particularly in developing countries do not get the knowledge and information which they need for their day to day living. Yet, there are no mechanisms for making this knowledge available. This marginalized sector includes small farmers, fishermen, micro-entrepreneurs, small businessmen, unemployed youth etc. They need information for day to day life, such as daily weather forecast, market prices of agricultural produce, how to treat a crop disease, where to get application for the policemenĂ¢ s vacancies, addresses of local masonry persons, etc. Local content is what is most important. Many times, such information is available freely, but the needy person does not get it because of lack of awareness. Such information has to be collected on daily basis from the right sources such as agricultural departments, meteorology offices, bank branches, primary health centers or wholesale markets. The information has to be disseminated through the fastest media such as Internet, community radio, loudspeakers, community newspapers or interactive meetings. Higher education libraries need to work closely with the various agencies, both in government and private sectors and the civil society in order to find out the knowledge requirements of the poor and research into how to package it and deliver efficiently. The paper gives examples of successful knowledge initiatives for the poor in five countries : Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Nepal, and Malawi.
Type:
Presentation
Language:
en
Keywords:
Academic Libraries
Local subject classification:
Academic libraries

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dc.contributor.authorBhat, Ishwaraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-08-31T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:31:58Z-
dc.date.issued2007-06en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-08-31en_US
dc.identifier.citationWork closer with change agents : new role of higher education libraries 2007-06,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105694-
dc.description.abstractThis is a presentation from the ULA Conference on Knowledge for Development, Colombo, June 2007. Rural poor people particularly in developing countries do not get the knowledge and information which they need for their day to day living. Yet, there are no mechanisms for making this knowledge available. This marginalized sector includes small farmers, fishermen, micro-entrepreneurs, small businessmen, unemployed youth etc. They need information for day to day life, such as daily weather forecast, market prices of agricultural produce, how to treat a crop disease, where to get application for the policemenĂ¢ s vacancies, addresses of local masonry persons, etc. Local content is what is most important. Many times, such information is available freely, but the needy person does not get it because of lack of awareness. Such information has to be collected on daily basis from the right sources such as agricultural departments, meteorology offices, bank branches, primary health centers or wholesale markets. The information has to be disseminated through the fastest media such as Internet, community radio, loudspeakers, community newspapers or interactive meetings. Higher education libraries need to work closely with the various agencies, both in government and private sectors and the civil society in order to find out the knowledge requirements of the poor and research into how to package it and deliver efficiently. The paper gives examples of successful knowledge initiatives for the poor in five countries : Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Nepal, and Malawi.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectAcademic Librariesen_US
dc.subject.otherAcademic librariesen_US
dc.titleWork closer with change agents : new role of higher education librariesen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US
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