UCT centre picks up Carnegie grant

10 April 2007

The UCT Centre for Information and Literacy (CIL) has received a Technical Assistance Grant of US$271 000 from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, recognising its capacity to strengthen the development and provision of high-quality electronic information resources in libraries.

CIL director, Professor Peter Underwood, said that an important element of the grant proposal will involve sending an international team of specialists to visit higher education, national and public libraries supported by Carnegie in Africa.

This will build on a workshop that will take place after the 73rd Congress of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) in Durban in August 2007. Some 41 delegates from African libraries are expected to attend the workshop.

The workshop will help participants understand how to develop and evaluate electronic resources in library collections. They will also be taught how to market and promote these collections.

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