P. O. Box 26184, Kampala | +256-706-182223 or +256-790-191018 | info@cuul.or.ug or chair@cuul.or.ug

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.

Components

Joomla! 1.6 continues development of the Joomla Framework and CMS as a powerful and flexible way to bring your vision of the web to reality. With the administrator now fully MVC, the ability to control its look and the management of extensions is now complete.

All components also are used in the administrator area of your website. In addition to the ones listed here, there are components in the administrator that do not have direct front end displays, but do help shape your site. The most important ones for most users are

  • Media Manager
  • Extensions Manager
  • Menu Manager
  • Global Configuration
  • Banners
  • Redirect

 

Media Manager

The media manager component lets you upload and insert images into content throughout your site. Optionally, you can enable the flash uploader which will allow you to to upload multiple images. Help


Extensions Manager

The extensions manager lets you install, update, uninstall and manage all of your extensions. The extensions manager has been extensively redesigned for Joomla! 1.6, although the core install and uninstall functionality remains the same as in Joomla 1.5. Help


Menu Manager

The menu manager lets you create the menus you see displayed on your site. It also allows you to assign modules and template styles to specific menu links. Help


Global Configuration

The global configuration is where the site administrator configures things such as whether search engine friendly urls are enabled, the site meta data (descriptive text used by search engines an indexers) and other functions. For many beginning users simply leaving the settings on default is a good way to begin, although when your site is ready for the public you will want to change the meta data to match its content. Help


Banners

The banners component provides a simple way to display a rotating image in a module and, if you wish to have advertising, a way to track the number of times an image is viewed and clicked. Help



Redirect

The redirect component is used to manage broken links that produce Page Not Found (404) errors. If enabled it will allow you to redirect broken links to specific pages. It can also be used to manage migration related URL changes. Help

The contact component provides a way to provide contact forms and information for your site or to create a complex directory that can be used for many different purposes. Help

The content component (com_content) is what you use to write articles. It is extremely flexible and has the largest number of built in views. Articles can be created an edited from the front end, making content the easiest component to use to create your site content. Help

As you make your Joomla! site using the extension you will control the details of the display using parameters. Parameters control everything from whether the author's name is displayed to who can view what to the number of items shown on a list.

Default parameters for each components are changed using the Options button on the component toolbar.

Parameters can also be set on an individual item, such as an article or contact and in menu links.

If you are happy with how your site looks, it is fine to leave all of the parameters set to the defaults that were created when your site was installed. As you become more experienced with Joomla! you will use parameters more.

 

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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