Women's Information Services and Networks
A global sourcebook
An accessible and critical guide to the many resource and information centres working around the world to strengthen the position of women in society. It offers a global overview with a focus on the impact of the new information technologies; regional chapters on Africa, Asia and the Pacific and Central and Eastern Europe and the former USSR; a critical directory of information services which describes (with full contact details) the work and focus of more than 160 centres; a 75-entry annotated bibliography and an extensive list of Web sites.
|Introduction: womens information and networks|
|Women's information centres and networks: a global perspective|
|Minke Valk, Henk van Dam and Sarah Cummings|
|Celebrating the power, diversity and strength of African Women's networks|
|Weaving webs of unity: the experience of Asia and the Pacific|
|Looking for a sister: women's groups and networking in Central and Easter Europe and the Newly Independent States|
|Directory of information centres|
|Guide to the directory of information centres|
|Alphabetical index of organisations|
|Guide to the bibliography|
|About the authors.|
Sarah Cummings is Senior Consultant at CDC. Sarah is a founder editor and co-Chief Editor of the open access, peer reviewed Knowledge Management for Development Journal. She is a member of the Advisory Board of Hivos and of the Editorial Board of the journal, Development in Practice.