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Short Couse on "Electronic Resources Management"

The Library Department in collaboration with UNES Consultancy will be running the following short course:


DATE:     24th – 26th February, 2016

VENUE:  University of Nairobi, Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library.

TIME:      9.00 AM – 4 PM

COST:     Kshs. 30,000.


Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Database

The Library has subscribed to IEEE database. The database provides for full-text access to high quality technical literature covering Engineering Sciences and Technology.

Procedure for Access:

Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) Annual General Meeting at Riga, Latvia

Rosemary Otando, University of Nairobi Library staff and KLISC Eifl Country Coordinator attended Electronic Information for Library (EIFL) Annual General Meeting at Riga Latvia from 9th to 15th November 2015.


The library recently conducted a records management short course training. The three days training commenced on 30th November – 2nd December 2015.

Records are the evidence of what the organization does. Records are information assets and hold value for the organization. Organizations have a duty to all stakeholders to manage them effectively in order to maximize profits, control cost, and ensure vitality of the organization.

The Africa Portal

The Africa Portal is an online resource that seeks to broaden the availability, accessibility and use of policy research on issues critical to the future of Africa. It is a collaborative project between the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA).


Research Methods Library of Alexandria provides research method tool created to help researchers to access extensive information resources on research method. This is one of the largest and comprehensive collections, representing a one stop Library to answer research methods question. Researchers can explore methods and concepts to help them design and conduct their research.

Proposed amendment to the Kenya Copyright Act to provide for web blocking measures in cases of copyright infringement online

Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO), the body entrusted with the management of copyright in Kenya intends to amend the existing Copyright Act by introducing section 35A(5)IV to the Act. According to this section, an Information Service Provider (ISP), that could include the library, will be given a maximum of 36 hours to remove any infringing information in its custody after it has been reported to him/her by the copyright holder. Should the ISP not comply within this time line, the ISP stands to be fined a maximum of Shs.

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