Ingenta Research Award
Barriers to full utilization of digital resources in Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiati Nigeria
The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) announced today that the team of Grace A. Ajuwon and Prince B. Olorunsaye, both from the E. Latunde Odeku Medical Library, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, is the winner of the 2008 Ingenta Research Award.
This year’s award will support the team’s study “Barriers to full utilization of digital resources in Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI) among researchers and clinicians in selected institutions in Southwestern Nigeria”.
John Bertot, 2007/2008 chair, LRRT Steering Committee, said, “This year’s Ingenta Award funding enables the winners to explore the use of digital resources in health care, which is a significant area of LIS study.”
“We’re very much aware, however, of the difficulties that HINARI institutions continue to encounter, for example due to hardware or bandwidth issues. So we’re truly pleased to be contributing to the international scholarly community’s combined efforts in this area by sponsoring this research” added Jeff Downing, library relations manager at Ingenta.