INASP is a registered UK charity that works to support global research communication through innovation, networking and capacity strengthening, focusing on the needs of developing and emerging countries. They work with publishers to enable affordable and sustainable access to online resources to developing countries and with national library consortia or equivalent to help them meet the information needs of researchers. This interesting information came to us from Information Today Europe in their article, “INASP: publishers must engage responsibly with developing-world libraries.”
Affordable access to research is still a major challenge. INASP works with library consortia or other national bodies to ensure that researchers and students have the journals and books they need. I, for one, am inspired by the efforts to strengthen research and higher education systems across Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Melody K. Smith
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