31 July 2009
As part of the Consolidating Democrating Governance in the SADC Region (Phase II) Project, the EISA library recently held a training workshop for documentalists from four SADC countries.
EISA's specialist library has made its bibliographical database available to the public via the EISA web site. This enables the EISA library records to be searched by stakeholders in the Democracy and Governance sector, wherever they are in the world.
The next step has been to identify partners in other SADC countries to build local document resource centres and train the documentalists to add their bibliographical records to the EISA database, thus building a significant regional resource that will be searchable from a central point on the web.
Four countries were chosen to participate in this project. Ellen Kandororo-Dingani (Zimbabwe), Democrito Manyissa (Mozambique), Ntsiki Mandita (South Africa) and Williams Andriampeno (Madagascar) spent three days at the EISA Head Office in Johannesburg from 27 to 29 July undergoing intensive training in indexing and input and information retrieval with the EISA Library online database.
This will serve all those with an interest in Democracy and Governance in Southern Africa whether they are academics, researchers, students, officials or practitioners by assiting them in the prompt location of relevant material.