Announcements

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Africa Centre to close for refurbishment
The Africa Centre will be closing as of July 31st for the start of its refurbishment programme. The Centre will be closed for a period of 18 months to 3 years, but the listings will remain intact for the future.

News from INASP (International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications):
INASP is delighted to announce that it has been invited to administer the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Access to Learning Award 2007. The award, now in its seventh year, recognises excellence and achievement in providing no-cost access to information through the utilisation of new information technologies in an innovative way.

To read the full press release go to http://www.inasp.info/news/12052006.shtml

For more information on the Access to Learning Awards see http://www.inasp.info/ldp/awards/ and http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Libraries/InternationalLibraryInitiatives/AccessLearningAward/default.htm

News from JSTOR http://www.jstor.org/about/africa/openafrica.html
As part of JSTOR's mission to create an archive of scholarly literature and extend access to the archive as broadly as possible, we are proud to announce that JSTOR has adopted a plan to waive participation fees for any academic or not-for-profit institution on the continent of Africa. This plan affects new participants, as well as institutions that currently participate in JSTOR.

Note: This program will begin on July 1, 2006.

Program highlights: