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LSHTM launches its repository
After much hard work and tussles LSHTM Research Online launched in January 2011.

It currently holds 19,000+ records with over 1800 of these being full text items and new full text being added all the time. The repository team operates a mediated deposit service with the majority of records being harvested from UKPubMed Central alongside any complimentary open access text. Research that is not harvested will be deposited manually by the LSHTM Research Online team. The next few months will see us focusing upon the gathering of full text from researchers, adapting to feedback and promoting and advocating LSHTM Research Online to our researchers and students.
Andrew Gray, Repository Manager

From Hyderabad to Bloomsbury
LSHTM Library & Archives is hosting Dr Murali Prasad as a Commonwealth Fellow until the end of March. Murali is the Librarian at the Indian Institute of Public Health in Hyderabad, part of the Public Health Foundation for India (PHFI). He is specifically interested in information literacy and the application of new and social technologies. During his stay he will be working on various projects at LSHTM as well as visiting a wide range of libraries throughout the UK.
LSHTM has a number of researchers based in India and is also working on joint projects with the PHFI. Murali’s visit will help us to evaluate our services to our overseas users as well as contributing the institutional strategic aim to support capacity building in the developing world.
If you would like to make contact with Murali, do drop me an email.

I received lots of valuable advice from colleagues in the M25 and beyond, whilst making the application and if anyone is considering hosting a Commonwealth Fellow I’d be more than happy to share experiences.

Caroline Lloyd, Head of Library & Archives Service