Monday, 27 October 2014

Open Access

With ever more journals being available on-line, the challenges of credibility and quality, has made at least one leadning directory tighten its control. Please check out this Nature International Weekly Journal of Science article on the topic.

Veronica Trépagny, Team Leader at SSLIS

Thursday, 23 October 2014


At the Annual Review Meeting of the UR-Sweden Programme for Research, Higher Education and Institutional Advancement, the question of plagiarism was raised and discussed. The library will have an important role to play in the extensive work to be done to avoid plagiarism at the University of Rwanda (UR).

This question will be addressed at many different levels:

  • Creating expertise in plagiarism at the library of UR
  • The library team to recommend an online anti-plagiarism tutorial which can be used by both students and staff
  • Plagiarism, academic writing and research ethics to be a part of education at all levels
  • Policy for dishonesty to be developed for the university
  • Plagiarism checking software to be purchased
  • Creating awareness among UR staff on the importance of checking for plagiarism

/Anna Stockman, BTH

Research related blogging

The Library at the University of Borås has a blog called Forskningsrelaterat focusing on research related issues.

As decribed in the blog:
The primary target group is the researchers and PhD students, other research interested staff and students at University of Borås. However, the research-related topics are quite universal and therefore we welcome other readers and visitors as well.
Please read, discuss and think of how the issues raised there relate to our common library sub programme within the UR-Sweden Programme for Research, Higher Education and Institutional Advancement.

Do you know of any other blog on the subject? Please share with us. 

Veronica Trépagny, Team Leader at SSLIS

Monday, 20 October 2014

Annual Review Meeting Grand Opening

As some of you participate in the short courses organised at the University of Rwanda (UR) College of Business and Economics, the team leaders present, evaluate and review the UR-Sweden programme in the Annual Review Meeting (ARM) of the UR-Sweden Programme for Research, Higher Education and institutional Advancement, here in Kigali.

Programme for the ARM

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Basic technology short course

The aim of the short course starting Wednesday 22nd of October is for participants to acquire basic skills used to design and publish content on the web. Tuve Nordius, Lecturer at SSLIS, will give an introduction and overview of key technologies used in content management systems for publishing on the web.

Introductions will be held, after which the participants will work individually with supervision and help. 

As with the other short course, participants are expected to be librarians working with the course content professionally -- even if in a very basic way. 

Remember -- if you are not on the list now, you will most probably have the possibility to take one or both of these courses later.

Venue: CBE ICT Labs


Veronica Trépagny, Team Leader at SSLIS 

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Annual Review Meeting 20-23 October 2014

For those of you who follow our cooperation, it might be of interest to know that the UR-Sweden Programme for Research, Higher Education and Institutional Advancement, of which we are part, organizes its Annual Review Meeting (ARM) in Kigali at the Nobleza hotel between Monday 20th and Thursday 23rd October. During that meeting, team leaders from both Rwanda and Sweden meet and evaluate the passed year in their own specific groups (sub programmes or areas) as well as with representatives of Sida (the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency)/the Swedish Embassy and the University of Rwanda management and coordinators.

Library Management Short Course at the UR

The realisation of the academic year's first short courses is approaching. Monday 20th to Wednesday 22nd three days facilitated and taught by Professor Elena Maceviciute from the Swedish School of Library and Information Science will be devoted to Library Management. Tuve Nordius will then teach Basic Technology from Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th.

Those of you whom are not on the list this time -- we have planned for the teachers to come back in a year.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Study visit in Sweden by Berthilde Uwamwezi

Below, Berthilde Uwamwezi, the first doctoral student of our cooperation, blogs about a short trip he did last week.


On 2-3rd October 2014, I visited the libraries at the Linnaeus University in Växjö and the Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) in Karlskrona in order to learn from their experiences.

The Linnaeus University buildning.