Resource Centres for Learning and Change
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Manuals for Resource Centres
- Adams, A. & MacLean, E. (2006). Experiential exercises for resource centres training.
- Carrel, M. & Wadsworth, G. (2013). Sustainable library development: Training package. Washington, DC: Peace Corps.
- Grenier, L. (1998). Working with indigenous knowledge: A guide for researchers. Library has hard copy, 333.7 G865w.
- Healthlink Worldwide. (2003). Resource centre manual: How to set up and manage a resource centre.
- Hughes, S., Eashwar, S., & Jennings, V. (Eds.). (2004). Community multimedia centres: How to get started and keep going: a guide. Paris: UNESCO.
- International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR). (1996). Recording and using indigenous knowledge: A manual. Library has hard copy, 001.43 Int8r.
- Jensen, M. & Esterhuysen, A. (2001). The community telecentre cookbook for Africa: Recipes for self-sustainability: how to establish a multi-purpose community telecentre in Africa.
- Mchombu, K., et al. (2004). Sharing knowledge for community development and transformation: A handbook.
- Moore, N. (2007). Community information and technology centres: Focus on South-East Asia. Bangkok: UNESCO.
- Peace Corps. (2012). Sources of donated books for schools and libraries. (Information collection and exchange publication no. RE003). Washington, DC: Peace Corps.
- Wendell, L. (1998). Libraries for all: How to start and run a basic library.
CERTIFICATE SESSION LINKS
Cataloguing and Classification
Database Managment Systems
Indigenous Knowledge/Global Knowledge
- Collection Building - Electronic
- Communication for Change (C4C), encourages participatory communication through the use of community-based video.
- Lyris List Manager
- Collection Development Policies
- Publishers Links
- BookAid International works with organisations in developing countries to support local initiatives in literacy, education, training and publishing.
- Practical Action publishes books on microfinance, microenterprise, organizational development, capacity building, civil society and other international development topics.
- Video University contains links to film and video distributors.
- AMARC - World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters
- Farm Radio International, a Canadian organization working with broadcasters in African countries to fight poverty and food insecurity.
- Das, A., Sen, B., & Josaih, J. (2008). Open access to knowledge and information: Scholarly literature and digital library initiatives: The South Asian scenario. Published by UNESCO.
- Johnson, S., et al. (2012). Key issues for e-resource collection development: A guide for libraries. Published by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions.
Introduction to HTML and Website Creation
- The Development Gateway
- Global Development Network (GDNet)
- Heeks, R., Arun, S. & Morgan, S. (2005). Researching women's ICT-based enterprise for development: methods, tools and lessons from fieldwork. Published by Women's ICT-Based Enterprise for Development.
- Chapman, R. & Slaymaker, T. (2002). ICTs and rural development: Review of the literature and current interventions and opportunities for action. (ODI Working Paper 92).
- Rao, C. (2004). The role of Intellectual Property Rights in Information and Communication Technologies. (Centre for Economic and Social Studies Working Paper 61).
- Indigenous Knowledge Resource Centres
- Langill, S. (n.d.). Introduction to indigenous knowledge. The Overstory, 82.
- Raghavan, C. (2000). Neem Patent Revoked by European Patent Office.
- InsightShare's participatory video tools for building skill, self-confidence and trust.
SUGGESTED SUPPLEMENTARY LINKS
General Development Websites
Electronic Resource Centres
Search Tools and Internet Use
Subject Specific Sites
Funding Sources and Fundraising Strategies
- OneWorld.net brings together the latest news and views from organizations promoting human rights awareness and fighting poverty.
- Changemakers is a community collaborating on solutions to solve the world's social problems.
Directory of Internet resources for researching and solving social problems.
- Third World Network (TWN) joins organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, the Third World and North-South issues.
- New Zealand Digital Library contains databases of development collections including agriculture, health, environment and social issues.
- Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) improves the lives of women and girls in developing countries. It gives women the tools they need to improve their lives, families and communities.
- CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
- Marilyn Waring: Sex, Lies & Global Economics: How to change a system that causes misery, a podcast of the feminist economics film about the New Zealand author and former member of parliament, Marilyn Waring.
- PANOS London promoted the participation of poor and marginalized people in debates through media and communication projects. It ceased operations in 2013.
- United Nations System of Organizations' official website locator.
- Working Together Project explores social exclusion, public libraries and librarianship. In April 2008, the Working Together Project released the publication Community-Led Libraries Toolkit, which shares the experiences and lessons learned over the past four years.
Updated: May, 2013