Elsevier Foundation Announces 2010 Grants for Libraries in Developing Countries

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Amsterdam, December 16, 2010 – The Elsevier Foundation has announced the 2010 recipients of grants under its Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries program, committing over $300,000 to support the work of libraries in developing countries. The 2010 grant recipients were selected from 260 proposals worldwide for their innovation and potential for impact in the developing world. The Innovative Libraries program supports capacity-building projects in the science, technology and medicine library training, education, infrastructure, digitization and the preservation of information.

In 2010, four new grants have been awarded to institutions across Africa and Asia focusing on telemedicine, infrastructure-building and the preservation and accessibility of primary source content which would otherwise be lost to researchers and policymakers. Grant descriptions are included below.

  • HIV/ AIDS Audio-visual ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Egyptian National Cancer Database, International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR), UK and Egypt
  • Library Infrastructure Boost, University of Hargeisa, Somaliland
  • Health Information Delivery in Rural Guatemala Using Telemedicine, University of Pennsylvania Library, USA and Guatemala

Read the full article on the Elsevier website