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COURSE OBJECTIVES:

The workshop will be conducted in five days’ to equip participants with advanced knowledge and technical skills on KOHA/ABC. The mentioned software has more advanced features, provided under General Public License as open-source library automation solutions making them more cost-effective. The workshop will introduce participants to the KOHA basic features, functionalities and setting up of KOHA integrated library management system.

TARGET GROUP:

Professionals involved in information management, ICT management, librarians, information scientists, and any other professionals working with cutting edge technologies.

 

WORKSHOP COST

The workshop cost is 1,000,000 TZS. A cost covers workshop fees, breakfast, lunch and certificates of attendance

COURSE DURATION

The course will take place from 6th to  17th, September 2021 (14 days).

 

VENUE

The Training Workshop is expected to be conducted at Sokoine University-Main Campus, Morogoro, SNAL Computer Lab.

Reminder

  1. Tuition fees (full) may be paid before or on the same day of training commencement
  2. Participants will be responsible for their travel and up-keeping costs
  3. For practical’s and exercises a participant may come with their laptop
  4. Participants should confirm their attendance four (4) days before

PAYMENT METHODS

Payments should be made through SUA ICT Consulting Bureau

CRDB Bank: 0150369072400 SUA ITCB Bank account.

Bank payment slips should be presented during registration, ITCB will provide all participants with an EFD receipt.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

For more details please don’t hesitate to contact the course coordinator.

Gilbert Mushi

Mobile phone: 0753147427

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

INTRODUCTION

Digitization projects are increasingly becoming part of the activities in the process of building digital collections through institutional repositories and electronic records management. Digitization projects are inevitable to institutions that have established repositories and digital records systems from the valuable information materials in print and other analogue forms. It is worth learning how to systematically manage the digitization project for effective knowledge sharing and preservation in a digital environment.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Professionals involved in digitization project such as records managers, archivists, librarians, ICT personnel, information scientists, and any other professionals in records and information management.

WORKSHOP COST

The workshop cost is 500,000 TZS. A cost covers workshop fees, breakfast, lunch and certificates of attendance

COURSE DURATION

The course will take place from 22nd to  26th, November 2021 (5 days).

VENUE

 

The Training Workshop is expected to be conducted at Sokoine University-Main Campus, Morogoro, SNAL Computer Lab.

Reminder

  1. Tuition fees (full) may be paid before or on the same day of training commencement
  2. Participants will be responsible for their travel and up-keeping costs
  3. For practical’s and exercises a participant may come with their laptop
  4. Participants should confirm their attendance four (4) days before

PAYMENT METHODS

Payments should be made through SUA ICT Consulting Bureau

CRDB Bank: 0150369072400 SUA ITCB Bank account.

Bank payment slips should be presented during registration, ITCB will provide all participants with an EFD receipt.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

For more details please don’t hesitate to contact the course coordinator.

Gilbert Mushi

Mobile phone: 0753147427

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Peter Onauphoo Siyao has set a record to be the first PhD graduate at the Department of Information and Records Studies (DIRS) after his successful PhD public defence on 15 April 2021. Dr. Siyao (BA Hons, MA- LIS UDSM & PhD SUA) is an Academic Librarian at Mzumbe University since 2006. He registered for PhD programme at the Sokoine University of Agriculture in the Department of Information and Records Studies of Sokoine National Agricultural Library in December 2015.

Thesis Title: Role of newspapers in the dissemination of climate change information in Tanzania

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Dr. Peter Siyao during his public defence

Dr. Siyao discovered a low contribution of newspapers in the dissemination of climate change information in Tanzania, despite the media having a high ability in providing detailed developmental information such as climate change issues to the community for awareness creation. During the period of study, Dr. Siyao managed to publish four research articles in peer-reviewed and internationally recognized journals. The first article analysed the level of attention given to climate change information by Tanzanian newspapers. It was found that little was reported on climate change issues in comparison with other topics such as politics, sensational issues, crimes and advertisements. The second article focused on the priority given to climate change information by the local Tanzanian newspapers which turned out to be very low.

The third published article assessed the sources of climate change information used by newspaper journalists in Tanzania. In this article, it was found that 64 per cent of climate change experts and 34.1 per cent of daily events such as community meetings and other social gatherings were the main sources of climate change information consulted by newspaper journalists in Tanzania. These sources are interactive – enabling journalists to obtain climate change information – and easily accessible, and use and provide instant responses. It was also reported that newspapers encounter a number of challenges in acquiring climate change information in Tanzania. The fourth article assessed the use of newspapers by peri-urban newspaper readers in accessing climate change information.  The findings show that newspapers (65%) are important sources used by peri-urban newspaper readers to access climate change information.

Dr. Siyao successfully defended his PhD thesis in the viva voce held on 15 April 2021 after A panel of five scholars was satisfied with his work. Dr. Siyao was supervised by Prof. Alfred Sife who is currently a Vice-Chancellor at Moshi Cooperative University (MoCU) and assisted by  Dr. Wulstan Mtega.

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Dr. Siyao celebrating his success with his wife Victoria Siyao and Son Brian Siyao

 

The main objective of this training workshop is to enhance technical personnel and custodian of repositories to undertake the upgrade process of their institutional repositories. The training is titled "Digital Repository Technical Workshop: Management and Upgrading of Repository Software"

The training workshop has attracted many participants from various institutions within the country. The Director of Sokoine National Agricultural Library (SNAL) Prof. Camilius Sanga had an opportunity to welcome the workshop participants to Morogoro and specifically at the Sokoine University of Agriculture. 

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Prof. Camilius Sanga giving a welcome note to the participants 

In his opening remarks, Prof. Sanga highlighted important themes of the workshop such as learning how "Change Management in IT" as a discipline can help to effectively undertake upgrades activities and the importance of upgrading the digital repository software, server software and hardware (If not visualized or not hosted in the cloud). The five-days training workshop will be conducted from today, 19th to 23rd April 2021. 

As it was announced in the past few weeks, Sokoine University of Agriculture received support for subscription to the ScienceDirect [Elsevier database] through the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) which is coordinated by Prof. Gerald Misinzo at SUA. The ScienceDirect [with 186 full-text journals] is among very high profile Databases offered by Elsevier.

Sokoine National Agricultural Library (SNAL) has now made this available in the list of subscribed e-resources for use by its community members. Remember, you can only access this through SUA Local Area Network (when you are connected to SUA internet service). 

To get the list of journals that you can access through ScienceDirect click HERE