Ronald LaPorte, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Ismail Serageldin, Ph.D., Emeritus Head, Library of Alexandria, Vint Cerf, father of the Internet, Gil Omenn, Former president AAAS, Fritz Scheuren, Former President of the American Statistical Society                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             10/10/18

 

 BA Serageldin Euclid research methods library: To achieve statistical Equity in Africa and Arab countries 

We have been quite successful, with researchers in over 174 countries joining this effort.

As indicated we have 300 donors for 13,000 books.  We have donors from Egypt, Iran, Japan, Russia, UK, and US.  We are getting more and more contributors. We have been gathering books in different languages.

Last year we built the first interlibrary loan system in Africa using off the shelf materials (e.g. email and google docs). This can best be described with an example.  Musa Kana from Lagos can explore the library of Alexandria catalogue over the internet.  He will request a chapter of a book.  Within hours the chapter will be digitalized and forwarded to him.  Just recently the Library of Congress agreed to collaborate with us in the loan of scientific materials. It is feasible now as the cost of scanning is only 3 cents per page.

We are now spreading the word about this unique library so that all students will have access to the power of statistical and research methods.

 

Supercourse Project - www.pitt.edu/~super1

Science Supercourse - ssc.bibalex.org 

Central Asian Journal of Global Health - cajgh.pitt.edu

Research Methods Library of Alexandria - http://ssc.bibalex.org/helpdesk/introduction.jsf

Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) African Networks - http://afn.bibalex.org/GeneralPortal.aspx

Euclid's Statistical Matrix - http://www.pitt.edu/~super1/ResearchMethods/StatisticsMatrix.htm 

Serageldin-Euclid Library - http://www.pitt.edu/~super1/ResearchMethods/SerageldinEuclidLibrary.htm

BAIFA Resourse Sharing Service - https://bibalex.org/baifa/en/page/resourcesharingservice#BA%20Serageldin%20Library 

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