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Title Bridge builders : African experiences with information and communication technology / Office of International Affairs, National Research Council.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1996.

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Subject Information technology -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Case studies.
Information storage and retrieval systems -- Science -- Case studies.
Information storage and retrieval systems -- Engineering -- Case studies.
Information Storage and Retrieval.
Information Services -- Africa South of the Sahara.
CD-ROM.
Computer Communication Networks.
Alt Name National Research Council (U.S.). Office of International Affairs.
Description 1 online resource (x, 290 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The CD-ROM service for the University of Dar es Salaam / John M. Newa -- CD-ROM for health information in Zimbabwe / Helga Patrikios -- Communications for Better Health project in Zambia / Regina Shakakata -- Desktop publishing at the University of Zimbabwe / Xavier F. Carelse -- Desktop publishing at the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology / Albina Kasango -- Environmental publishing network : ENVIRONET at ICIPE Science Press / Agnes Katama -- Innovations in desktop publishing at the African Academy of Sciences, 1989-1992 / Alex R. Tindimubona -- Electronic networking for the research community in Ethiopia / Lishan Adam -- Networking in West Africa / Moussa Fall -- MUKLA : evolution of a homegrown network in Uganda / Charles Musisi -- The UNIMA Fidonet Network : computer networking for communications in Malawi / Paulos Nyirenda -- Bringing the Internet to Zambia / Neil Robinson -- NAPRECA and its role in the dissemination of information on natural products research in Africa / Ermias Dagne -- A socioeconomic development information system for Botswana / Stella Monageng -- KEMRI's management information system / James N. Muttunga -- The Ghana National Scientific and Technological Information Network project / John A. Villars.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585020086 (electronic bk.)
9780585020082 (electronic bk.)
9780309054836
0309054834
0309054834
OCLC # 42328751
Additional Format Print version: Bridge builders. Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1996 0309054834 (DLC) 96068711 (OCoLC)35013692
Table of Contents
 Introduction1
 Case Studies on the Introduction of CD-ROM to University Libraries11
  The CD-ROM Service for the University of Dar es Salaam / John M. Newa13
  CD-ROM for Health Information in Zimbabwe / Helga Patrikios27
  Background Summary: African Index Medicus Project45
  Communications for Better Health Project in Zambia / Regina Shakakata47
 Case Studies on Desktop Publishing63
  Desktop Publishing at the University of Zimbabwe / Xavier F. Carelse65
  Desktop Publishing at the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology / Albina Kasango85
  Environmental Publishing Network - ENVIRONET at ICIPE Science Press / Agnes Katama95
  Innovations in Desktop Publishing at the African Academy of Sciences, 1989-1992 / Alex R. Tindimubona109
 Case Studies on Electronic Networking121
  Electronic Networking for the Research Community in Ethiopia / Lishan Adam123
  Networking in West Africa / Moussa Fall141
  Background Summary: SatelLife and HealthNet153
  MUKLA: Evolution of a Homegrown Network in Uganda / Charles Musisi157
  The UNIMA Fidonet Network: Computer Networking for Communications in Malawi / Paulos Nyirenda177
  Background Summary: A Global Computer Network for Change189
  Bringing the Internet to Zambia / Neil Robinson191
 Case Studies on the Collection, Management, and Dissemination of Local Information Resources215
  NAPRECA and Its Role in the Dissemination of Information on Natural Products Research in Africa / Ermias Dagne217
  A Socioeconomic Development Information System for Botswana / Stella Monageng233
  KEMRI's Management Information System / James N. Muttunga247
  The Ghana National Scientific and Technological Information Network Project / John A. Villars259
 Conclusion273
 App. A: List of authors281
 App. B: List of acronyms and abbreviations283
 App. C: Glossary285


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