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AFRO-NETS> Launch of Source - International Information Support Centre


  • Subject: AFRO-NETS> Launch of Source - International Information Support Centre
  • From: Victoria Richardson <richardson.v@healthlink.org.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 18:28:53 -0400 (EDT)




Launch of Source - International Information Support Centre
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A unique resource centre, designed to meet the information needs of
those working in health, disability and development worldwide, opens
in London in September 2002.

Source is an innovative collaboration between two international NGOs,
Healthlink Worldwide (formerly AHRTAG) and Handicap International UK
and an academic institution, the Centre for International Child
Health (at the Institute of Child Health, UCL).

Source is aimed at health workers, researchers, rehabilitation work-
ers, non-governmental and governmental organisations and disabled
peoples' organisations worldwide and has a unique collection of over
20,000 health and disability related information resources. These in-
clude books, manuals, reports, newsletters, posters, videos, and CD-
ROMS. It also links to an increasing number of electronic resources
including on-line databases and full-text documents on the Internet.

Source has a valuable collection of both published and unpublished
materials documenting a wealth of practical experience from develop-
ing countries. Subject areas include adolescent and child health,
disability, evaluation, health communication, HIV/AIDS, information
management, primary health care, reproductive & sexual health and
more. SOURCE is the only regular outlet in London where books and
other teaching materials published and distributed by TALC (Teaching-
aids at Low Cost) are sold.

Materials in Source are fully referenced on the Source database which
can easily be searched from the website, http://www.asksource.info
Source is different from other databases because the majority of ma-
terials are relevant to developing countries and not recorded else-
where. The database also gives details of how to get hold of materi-
als including price, publisher and distributor.

Soon to be available from the website are a Contacts database of in-
ternational health and disability organisations, and a Newsletters
and Journals database describing over 150 free of low-cost newslet-
ters and how to subscribe.

Oona King, Member of Parliament in the UK, said "the launch of Source
is welcome news for the thousands of campaigners like myself who have
been engaged in the fight against poverty".

For further information, contact:
Marina Waddington
Assistant Librarian - Source
Tel: +44-20-7242-9789 (ext. 8698)
mailto:source@ich.ucl.ac.uk


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Victoria Richardson
Source Coordinator (Information Systems)
Healthlink Worldwide
40 Adler Street
London E1 1EE, UK
Tel: +44-20-7539-1576(direct line)
Tel: +44-20-7539-1570(reception)
Fax: +44-20-7539-1580
mailto:richardson.v@healthlink.org.uk
http://www.healthlink.org.uk
http://www.asksource.info

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