News & Events

eKitabu Digital collection

The content has been installed in some computers in Jomo Kenyatta, College of Health Sciences and school of Law. The eKitabu content on trial mainly covers the disciplines in the mentioned colleges/schools.

The Fourth CERN-UNESCO School on Digital Libraries at Kumasi, Ghana

Two members of staff from the Library participated in the fourth CERN-UNESCO School on digital libraries that took place at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), in Kumasi, Ghana. The School  aimed to establish the scientific presence of Africa on the internet.

Library and ICT staff trained on InCites

On 28th November 2016, twelve University of Nairobi Librarians from various units and campuses were trained as trainers of the InCites system. InCites is an online platform  powered by Thomson Reuters and has the capability of giving elaborate visual graphics of the University’s research output, research usage and collaborations.  It is a tool that will help the University to track its researchers’ citations.

Enhanced internet connectivity at CAVS Library

College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences Library users can now use internet wireless services (wifi). The service has been made available through the support of the College Principal and ICTC.

The wifi services will facilitate the following;

  • Access to internet and electronic resources using laptops, Ipads and smart phones
  • Increased usage of subscribed electronic resources.

Users can seek assistance from Library or ICT staff in order to have their devices connected.

Library Staff attends Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) Annual General Meeting at Chisinau, Moldova, 18th – 23rd November 2016

Electronic Information for Libraries (Eifl), conducted an Annual General Meeting at Chisinau, Moldova to discuss emerging technology in Libraries. Eifl is a non-governmental Organization that works with libraries to enable access to knowledge for education, learning and research for sustainable community development. Kenya Libraries and Information Services Consortium (KLISC) is a member of Eifl.

Library staff train on access to eKitabu digital collection

On Thursday 17th November, Library staff from Jomo Kenyatta Library, College of Health Sciences and School of Law attended training on eKitabu digital collection at the Library Boardroom.

eKitabu is a digital content distributor.  The company operates in Kenya and also in United States of America.

Library holds Turnitin software refresher training for it's Senior staff

On Friday 11th November 2016, Library Senior Staff held Turnitin refresher training at the Library Computer Lab. The Librarians are aware of the importance of academic integrity and are determined to support the University’s mission of providing quality university education and training.

University of Nairobi Library participates in International Open Access Week, 2016

The Library Department held a three days Open Access week from 26th to 28th October 2016. The event was observed in three colleges namely: