Copyright Clearance Center’s Beyond the Book program interviews Dennie Heye of Shell in the Netherlands, and Stephen Kizza, an Assistant Librarian for the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Resource Center in Kampala, Uganda. Heye hopes to raise enough funds for his colleague Kizza to join him at the 2010 SLA annual conference in New Orleans. They are both members of the Petroleum and Energy Resources division of SLA, sharing professional ideas and collaborated on projects.
Here they are interviewed about the challenges facing many libraries in the developing world. Heye discusses the professional support system SLA can give librarians in developing countries; likewise Kissa addresses how access to the internet and open access to information has affected the resource center and the patrons he serves in Uganda.