RedLink is working with INASP to make RedLink Network and its Library Dashboard available to the Zimbabwe University Librarians Consortium as a first-step in a developing partnership
April 7, 2017, Westborough MA – RedLink, RedLink Network, and INASP are pleased to announce the initial steps of a developing partnership designed to help make usage tools and credentials management available for INASP members. As a first step, the Zimbabwe University Librarians Consortium (ZULC) will be joining RedLink Network and adopting RedLink’s Library Dashboard. The partnership is designed to provide access to these services to the full membership of INASP libraries.
“I’m thrilled that RedLink and RedLink Network can help INASP and its members move to the forefront of usage analysis and credentials management with our tools,” said Kent Anderson, CEO of RedLink and RedLink Network. “We want to help libraries level the playing field, and INASP shares that goal.”
RedLink Network, a public benefit company offering a community-driven IP registry service, provides libraries and publishers a free, easier and more secure way to communicate access credentials, saving time and ensuring readers have uninterrupted access to subscribed content.
Library Dashboard provides a complete, normalized overview of usage and turn-away statistics to help with collection decision-making, and offers easy to use data integration, analysis, and visualization tools. The Dashboard is a subscription product, and RedLink has partnered with INASP to ensure that it is affordable for their member institutions.
Since it was founded 25 years ago, INASP has worked to strengthen access to, production and use of knowledge and evidence in Africa, Asia and Latin America, working in over 25 countries. INASP has worked with ZULC since its formation in 2001 and is now in the final stages of handing over the sustainable access to ZULC.
“ZULC is a progressive consortium that is very willing to work in new ways and with new technology and new partners, so INASP has been very pleased to make this introduction. We look forward to a very successful partnership between ZULC and RedLink,” said Anne Powell, Programme Manager, Information Access and Publisher Liaison at INASP.
Members of RedLink, ZULC and INASP will be at the UKSG conference in Harrogate, UK from 10-12 April and available to answer questions.
RedLink helps libraries and publishers see what they’ve been missing. RedLink’s Publisher Dashboard enables publishers to stay on top of their customers’ needs, proactively deal with risks, easily spot opportunities, and grow their business, while its Library Dashboard helps librarians easily get a complete overview of usage and turn-away data across publishers and find the best content for their patrons. RedLink Network, the affiliated public benefit company, provides a free IP registry and access credentials service that is efficient and secure.
The Zimbabwe University Libraries Consortium (ZULC) was established in 2001 to provide leadership in access to knowledge and to promote information resource sharing and networking in support of ‘human capital development’. ZULC’s strategy is to be a leading consortium in empowering teaching, learning and research in Southern Africa.
The consortium includes 15 full members, all universities, in addition to a number of affiliate members, including colleges and polytechnics.
Founded in 1992, INASP is an international development organization working with a global network of partners in Africa, Latin America and Asia. In line with the vision of research and knowledge at the heart of development, INASP works to support individuals and institutions to produce, share and use research and knowledge, which can transform lives.
INASP’s approaches are based on the core pillars of capacity development, convening, influencing and working in partnership. INASP promotes equity by actively addressing the needs of both men and women across all our work and addressing issues of power within the research and knowledge system. INASP has projects in 28 countries, supporting all aspects of research and knowledge systems, from facilitating the provision of information to researchers to helping parliamentarians and civil servants to use research and evidence in policy making.
For more on ZULC and INASP’s work with ZULC, see www.inasp.info/en/publications/details/251.
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