EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project - visit to Myanmar
EIFL staff to introduce the project to the newly-appointed Rectors at the University of Yangon and the University of Mandalay.

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Event Date: 19 May 2014 - 23 May 2014
Yangon and Mandalay, Myanmar
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As part of the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project, Susanna Lob (Manager of the EIFL-Licensing Programme) will visit Yangon and Mandalay, Myanmar.

The eLibrary Myanmar project started in December 2013, and we are delighted with the progress that has already been made:

  • Access to over 20 commercial e-resources (including over 10,000 full text journals and more than 130,000 full text ebooks) is already available at University of Yangon and the University of Mandalay.  
  • To enable faculty and students to cross-search content from multiple e-resources via a single interface, we have also licensed the EBSCO Discovery Service.
  • An extensive programme of training for librarians has begun, and faculty training is about to start.

Key objectives for the trip include:

  • Introducing the project to the newly-appointed Rectors at the University of Yangon and the University of Mandalay.
  • Reviewing progress to date, and planning next steps, through discussions with EIFL Local Coordinators in Yangon and Mandalay, and key institutional and library contacts.
  • Attending the first training session for faculty at the University of Yangon.
  • Follow up meetings with faculty who have recently attended development programmes at the Central European University and Oxford University.
  • Planning for stage two - meetings with Rectors, Pro-Rectors and senior library/faculty staff at other institutions that are interested in participating in the project.