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High Altitude Integrated Natural Resource Management – a research collaboration with a library / information component Norwegian Library Meeting, Hamar, 19.3.2010. Liv Ellingsen Senior librarian, UMB, Noragric.

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liv ellingsen senior librarian umb noragric

High Altitude Integrated Natural Resource Management – a research collaboration with a library / information componentNorwegian Library Meeting, Hamar, 19.3.2010

Liv Ellingsen

Senior librarian, UMB, Noragric

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Partners:Aga Khan Rural Support Programme, Baltistan (CSO)Norwegian University of Life Sciences (academic)
  • HAINRM: 10 years cooperation 1997-2007

HAINRM, Norwegian Library Meeting, Hamar 19.3.2010

baltistan little tibet
Baltistan – Little Tibet

HAINRM, Norwegian Library Meeting, Hamar 19.3.2010

background
Background
  • In a team co-operating across disciplinary and geographical boundaries,information resource management represents an important challenge.

Purpose (from the 1997 Project document)

  • To create a common information resource base relevant to all project areas
  • To facilitate exchange of information between counterparts in Baltistan and Norway
  • To support AKRSP Baltistan’s efforts in networking for information access

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status of partners resources at project outset
Status of partners’ resources at project outset
  • Noragric had a well functioning library which made sharing easy
  • AKRSP Baltistan had no established system or routines for sharing information/documents

Project resources

  • Competence on information management in the project group
    • Noragric: librarian
    • AKRSP: leader of the Monitoring, Evaluation and ResearchSection (MER)
  • Funds for purchasing information as needed
    • Mainly spent on books for AKRSP, but some for Noragric special collection, and for research articlesto partners in both ends

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activities
Activities
  • Encouraged project partners to share relevant information resources – with one another and with outsiders.
  • Noragric library established
    • special collection relevant to the project, mainly consisting of grey documents from the area– integrated in the library catalogue (BIBSYS)
    • database of relevant information networks within the project themes – used by AKRSP B
    • simple web-page for sharing of project documentation
  • AKRSP wanted to establish a library, collected scattered materials in one room
  • Created document database in ProCite, which was also used by some of the researchers for personal documentation

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1999 noragric librarian visited akrsp
1999 Noragric librarian visited AKRSP
  • Meetings with AKRSP staff for needs assessment
  • Meeting with other libraries in Skardu for networking and professional exchange
  • Short training of AKRSP library staff on:
    • Efficient use of the database system (ProCite)
    • Simple classification for better order and retrieval
    • Aquisition of documents
    • Journals’ management
    • Circulation system
    • Networking (newsletters, exchange agreements, mailing lists etc.)
    • User services, information dissemination to users
    • Etc. Etc.

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and all the time people went back and forth researchers managers msc and phd students
And all the time people went back and forth – researchers, managers, MSc and PhD students…

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and sometimes library staff
…and sometimes library staff

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2001 end of phase 1
2001: End of phase 1
  • Information component got good evaluation, but funds for next phase were reduced
  • You can’t kill personal comitment – contact continued, until

Yesss…2006 gave more funding

  • AKRSP drafted a plan to turn its library into a Resource and Research Centre (RRC) for the benefit of the whole research community in Baltistan
  • Staff training in Norway
  • Staff training and study tours to libraries in Pakistan
  • Contact established with Pakistan National Digital Library
    • Tailored training in use of e-resources

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2007 the end of akrsp umb cooperation
2007: The end of AKRSP – UMB cooperation
  • Final workshop and presentations to external stakeholders showed RRC’s visions:
    • To meet the information needs of AKRSP, AKDN, LSOs, CSOs, tourists, researchers, planners, students, elected representatives and others
    • Strengthen capacity and competence of AKRSP staff, partner organizations, government departments, CSOs and LSOs through
      • Providing a well functioning research environment with readily accessible documentation and information services
      • Providing support for planning, training and development activities

HAINRM, Norwegian Library Meeting, Hamar 19.3.2010