Highlights from the latest OARE Workshop in Nairobi

A 2.5-day OARE workshop was hosted at the United Nations Offices in Nairobi, Kenya on the past November 2017.

Twenty one librarians and researchers selected from various institutions around the country participated in this workshop. This was the first workshop in Kenya spearheaded and organised by the new team responsible for OARE at UNEP aimed at improving usage of the resource as well as contribute to the capacity building efforts of the Research4Life partnership.

The overall objective of the e-resources workshop was to build the capacity of Environmental librarians and researchers in Kenya to make use of the latest literature and research made available to them through various electronic platforms, including OARE and other open access platforms.

Launched in 2006, OARE (Online Access to Research in the Environment) is managed by theUnited Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with Yale University and up to 80 publishers. OARE provides to more than 3,000 institutions access to up to 11,000  journals, up to 22,000 e-books, and up to 55 other information resources in a wide range of disciplines contributing to our understanding of the natural environment, including environmental toxicology and pollution, zoology, botany, ecology, environmental chemistry, geology, hydrology, oceanography, meteorology, climatology, geography, environmental economics, environmental law and policy, conservation policy and planning, environmental biotechnology, environmental engineering, energy, and many other disciplines. More than 3,200 institutions are now registered for access to these journals which can be searched through a number of abstracting and indexing databases.

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