Tanzanian librarians, researchers and IT personnel urged to collaborate and disseminate their findings

Tanzania Education and Research Network (TERNET) organised a workshop, on February 6, on the harmonisation of priorities for researchers, librarians and IT personnel. The Consortium of Tanzania universities and research libraries (COTUL) members were invited to discuss on ways to enhance collaboration among them.

Research institutions and libraries in the country have been urged to work together in disseminating their findings to audiences, something which will help promote visibility and accessibility of their results. This was said in Dar es Salaam by the Deputy Permanent Secretary-Science Technology and Higher Learning in the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, Professor Simon Msanjila.

The Sci-GaIA Project was represented by Dr Amos Nungu, partner of the Sci-GaIA project and TERNET Executive Secretary. He said that TERNET has been working with higher learning institutions to allow students, researchers and academicians in Tanzania and beyond to collaborate and share research findings. He further said plans were underway to enable Tanzanian researchers to share their findings worldwide through UbuntuNet Alliance. According to him, UbuntuNet Alliance will enable them to participate in global research and education networking and to have an equitable share in global intellectual property output. Dr. Nungu took the opportunity to introduce and promote the Sci-Gaia Open Access Repository to the attendees and added that a full demo is expected to run once the shibboleth part is operational.

 Main external source: Daily news Tanzania