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2012 Innovative Libraries in Developing CountriesGrant Awards Enhancing access to research for academic and research institutions in Central and West Africa, Information Training & Outreach Centre for Africa, ITOCA , South Africa This Elsevier Foundation grant addresses a very real problem - how to encourage more institutions in West and Central Africa to register for and make use of the 18,000 international journals, books and databases that are now freely available through Research4Life. Out of 7,000 institutions registered for Research4Life, 3,000 are from Sub-Saharan Africa, but less than 300 have registered from Angola, Chad, DR Congo, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Niger, Liberia, Mauritania, Sierra Leone and South Sudan. ITOCA, an African NGO will deliver experienced and focused outreach, community-building and information literacy training which will ensure that researchers and higher education students can fully benefit from these free resources. E-Library Training Initiative in Asia and Latin America , MLA/Librarians Without Borders Through a grant from the Elsevier Foundation, the MLA/Librarians Without Borders® (MLA/LWB) program will provide critical information literacy training supporting the usage high quality STM information in low use Asian and Latin American areas. Since 2008, MLA/LWB has created multi-language, online distance learning courses, cross program and discipline training and train-the-trainer sessions across the developing world. This project will have strong multiplier effects as the training and instructional material developed will be shared by users at all Research4Life eligible institutions.