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Welcome To CUUL

The purpose of the Consortium is to facilitate effective and efficient collaboration and resource sharing among university and institutional libraries in Uganda in order to strengthen the library services provided to the students, staff and other patronage of the institutions.

Mission

To bring together Ugandan academic and research libraries to help strengthen their effectiveness.

Vision

To inspire and enable Uganda's libraries to provide world class access to vital research information.

Motto

Collaboration for Excellence.

CUUL is a registered non-profit organisation established to plan and manage projects and activities collaboratively, which provides the member library communities with efficient and effective access to library and information resources.

To strengthen CUUL's capacity to deliver services to members

 

  •  Assess and improve ICT capability; reviewing and developing our onine resources.
  • Review and strengthen CUUL's leadership structure; establish a full time secretariat.
  •  Increase and diversify income by improving CUUL's marketing capacity
  • Strengthen M&E of consortia activities

To build the capacity and effectiveness of CUUL's membership

 

  • Identify and met priority capacity development needs of members
  • Enhances access to quality information for learning, teaching and research; developing resource sharing procedures
  • Improve research generation and publication of CUUL's members

To advocate for the vital role of libraries in education, research and innovation in Uganda.

 

  • Develop and deliveron advocacy sub strategy
  • Strengthen leadership and membership capability related to advocacy
  • Build new and strengthen exixting partnerships across a range of sectors, so that CUUL can play a vital bridging role in the knowledge economy

These are the main activities that are carried out at CUUL.

 

  • Licensing negotiation, joint payments and access to E-resources
  • Cooperative e-resources selection
  • Skills and knowledge development through training & continuing education
  • Encourage resources sharing
  • Promote exchange of information & expertise
  • Capacity building through workshop training and institutional visits
  • Marketing and recruitment
  • Advocacy to government
  • ICT surveys to enhance improving ICT application
  • Creating and strengthening partnership

The consortium's current focus hinges on the following:

 

  • Taking greater responsibility for the provision and management of e-resources.
  • Developing strong responsive management structures.
  • Developing strong membership and financial base.
  • Communicating the value of the consortium and influencing key decisions makers.
  • Supporting the development of member/constituent institutions, and their staff.

Acoustical Society of America
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA)

American Chemical Society
The American Chemical Society is the leading publisher of peer-reviewed research journals in the chemical and related sciences, serving scientific communities worldwide through an unparalleled commitment to quality, reliability, and innovation. Access is to over 35 high quality, high impact journals.

American Institute of Physics
AIP publishes 12 journals, 2 magazines, and a conference proceedings series. AIP's Scitation platform hosts over 2 million articles from more than 200 scholarly publications for 28 earned society publishers.

American Physical Society
Access to the Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA) and journals produced by the American Physical Society.

American Society of Civil Engineers
ASCE Journals Online provides unprecedented access to 33 Peer-reviewed journals with more than 60,000 full-text papers and a 31-Year archive from 1983 to the present.

British Institute of Radiology
Access to British Journal of Radiology (BJR) and Dentomaxillofacial Radiology (DMFR)
Global Health is a bibliographical abstract and indexing database specialising in public health, human nutrition, parasitic, communicable and tropical diseases and medicinal plants. It provides access to abstracts of the world's research literature from 1973 to present with coverage of English and foreign language journals, books, research reports, patents and standards, dissertations, conference proceedings, annual reports, developing country information and other difficult to obtain literature.

Cambridge University Press
Full text of over 323 Cambridge University Press Online Journals.

Canadian Science Publishing (publisher of the NRC Research Press journals)
Full text of 17 online peer-reviewed journals in a broad range of scientific disciplines with back files dating back to 1996 in most cases.

Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Library is a collection of online searchable databases containing high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Cochrane Reviews represent the highest level of evidence on which to base clinical treatment decisions. In addition to Cochrane Reviews, The Cochrane Library provides other sources of reliable information, from other systematic reviews abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations and individual clinical trials all the current evidence in one single environment

Ebscohost

Users have access to three databases: Ebooks (Formerly NetLibrary books), Business Sources Premier and Eric.

E-Books 
In 2006, Maklib subscribed to 217 ebook titles now available through Ebsco Host

Academic Search Premier 
Business Source Premier is superior to the competition in full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.

Eric 
The Education Resource Information Center (ERIC), provides access to education literature and resources. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index

Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh University Press publishes over 35 journals across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

Emerald Publishing Group Limited

Emerald CUUL full-text access features Emerald HR, Learning & Organization Studies (25 journals) and Emerald Accounting, Finance & Economics (39 journals) all of which are peer-reviewed and fully searchable full text journals

Geological Society - The Lyell Collection Complete
The Lyell Collection is an electronic resource containing new and archival journal, Special Publication and book content, published by the Geological Society of London. It contains key peer-reviewed Earth science literature of the highest quality.

HST - Libraries in a Digital Age 
Specially prepared, online, animated, audio-visual lectures by world leading authorities on library developments in a digital environment for researchers and university faculty members.

HST - The Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection

Specially prepared, online, animated, audio-visual lectures by world leading authorities on Biomedicine and life sciences for  researchers and university faculty members.

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

The IMF is viewed as one of the world’s most authoritative sources for economic information, analysis and harmonized statistics. IMF eLibrary provides comprehensive data and original analysis, with coverage of almost every economy in the world and a special focus on developing and emerging economies.

IOP Publishing
IOP publishes over 60 of the world's most prestigious journals in physics and related sciences.

JSTOR
JSTOR is a growing digital library of more than 2,000 academic journals, 20,000 books, and 2 million primary source objects.
JSTOR helps students, scholars, and other individuals discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform.

Libhub

This is a platform that can be used to search all the other databases.

Mary Ann Liebert

Founded in 1980, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. is universally acknowledged for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in the most promising areas of biotechnology, biomedical research/life sciences, clinical medicine and surgery, and law. Liebert Online delivers electronic access to peer-reviewed journals published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

Nature Publishing Group 
Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is a publisher of high impact scientific and medical information in print and online. NPG publishes journals, online databases and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine.

Oxford University Press Journals
Oxford Journals publishes journals from science, technical, professional, medical, humanities, arts and social science disciplines.

Palgrave Macmillan Journals

Palgrave Macmillan offers a combined portfolio of over 70 peer-reviewed e-journals.

Policy Press
The Policy Press publishes four highly prestigious journals in the fields of public and social policy. Policy Press is a leading specialist social science publisher committed to journals that will have an impact on research, learning, policy and practice at an international level.

Project MUSE
Project MUSE provides online access to 500 full-text journals from 200 non-profit publishers in the humanities and social sciences.

Royal College of Physicians
Clinical Medicine journal is read by leading physicians in hospitals across the world. It features articles covering original research, current issues, ethics, law, clinical governance and audit, and also reports on prestigious College lectures and conferences.

Royal Society
Ten leading international journals from the Royal Society, the UK's national academy of science. Titles cover the whole of the biological and physical sciences, and include Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, the world's first science journal.

Royal Society for Chemistry - RSC Journals Online
37 full text journals spanning all branches of chemistry, plus a range of key databases in analytical chemistry, catalysts and catalysed reactions, organic synthesis and natural products plus its online series of specialist periodical reports, and a range of key databases.

Sage Online Journals
Over 550 journals in the business, humanities, social sciences and science, techology and medicine (STM).

Springer eBooks and Springer Open
Springer is one of the leading international scientific publishing companies. Springer's eJournals cover a wide range of subjects including biomedicine and the life sciences, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer sciences, human sciences, social sciences and economics. However, CUUL is currently not subscribing to the springer eJournals, but making the link available on your website will enable you get access to SpringerOpen, which are open access resources, as well as ordering for fulltext articles through Document Delivery Services. Contact email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Taylor and Francis

Provides access to more than 1,300 titles in humanities, social sciences and applied sciences. Makerere University has direct access (IP restricted)

University of Chicago Journals
The University of Chicago Press publishes nearly fifty scholarly journals, many on behalf of some of the world's most prestigious societies, and several that were the first scholarly publications in their respective fields. The journals present original research in the social sciences, humanities, education, and biological and physical sciences

Wiley Online Library
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/
Wiley Online Library is a leading international resource for scholarly content providing access to millions of articles across a wide range of journals. This package provides access to over 500 journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

EIFL SPIDER II Project workshop

The CUUL/EIFL SPIDER II Project involving six participating institutions in Uganda is , additionally for one event, including eight other CUUL institutions: Bugema University, Nkumba University, Ndejje University, Kampala International University, Mountain of the Moon University and Muni University under the theme " Open Access Policy Development in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to make more digital content available".

EIFL SPIDER II Project Activity

Open approaches to scholarly communication are changing the way research and learning are done and there are profound implications for universities and research institutions.

New Executive Committee

CUUL Annual Genreal meeting took place on 1 and 2nd Feb 2018 at Makerere University Business School.Subsequently a new executive committee was elected.

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