The University of Cape Coast in her quest to empower its 16 affiliated Colleges of Education has slated a capacity workshop on E-Library and E-Resources for College Librarians, ICT Staff, Heads of Departments, and selected Tutors. The first in the series of the training took place at OLA College of Education on Monday, March 08, 2021.
The resource persons were, Dr. Mac-Anthony Cobblah, Librarian – University of Cape Coast, Mr. Fred Ekuban, Systems Librarian – University of Cape Coast, Mrs. Gladys Edumadze, Library – University of Cape Coast.
The objective of the workshop was to introduce participants to Electronic Information Resources, equip participants with skills needed for managing Electronic Information Resources (particularly Librarians and IT staff), equip participants with skills on how to effectively search and evaluate Electronic Information Resources and introduce participants to the UCC E-Library platform and E-Resources.
The areas covered during the workshop included E-Resources Management, what are E-Resources? Scope of E-Resources, Benefits and Challenges of E-Resources, Acquisition and Licensing Issues, Implementing Access – Requirements, Search Techniques and Evaluation and Demonstration on how to use UCC E-Library and E-Resources.
Resource persons from their presentation recommended the following for troubleshooting in the Colleges of Education:
- Librarian and ICT staff should become familiar with common problems and be able to resolve them
- If a database stops working, the problem may be with the publisher platform or it may be internal.
- If all resources stop working, the problem may be with the institution’s IT system e.g. Change IP Address or issues with the internet or server
The facilitators made the demonstration session much more simplified and walked participants through the step by step for easy use of the UCC E-Library resources.
Management of OLA College of Education expressed their appreciation for such an all-important workshop and requested like the popular maxim, Oliver asks for more, asked for more of such workshops to keep staff abreast with Information Technology and its related issues.
OLA College of Education,