On their way to
Nigeria will be 2,106 volumes of the American Chemical
Society's Chemical Abstracts, published between 1907 and 2001.
429 volumes of Biological Abstracts, published by
Biological Sciences Information Service, between 1969 and
1991, will also go from Ursinus to Ile-Ife through GLP.
"We are very pleased to be able to share this important
scientific information with the student and faculty
researchers at Ile-Ife University in Nigeria," said
Charles Jamison, Director of the Myrin Library. "The
Global Literacy Project is doing important work, and the
Ursinus College Library is happy to donate our Biological and
Chemical abstracts to further the cause.”
According to a GLP spokesman, at Ile-Ife, the abstracts will
go a long way towards enhancing the research capability of
Ile-Ife and will play an important role in its science teaching
GLP is a New Jersey-based non-profit charity organization
that is committed to fostering literacy throughout the
developing world. Ursinus is among the more recent participants
in GLP’s mission to promote research and development at
The volunteers at the Global Literacy Project collect surplus
and discarded books and computers, which would otherwise come to
rest uselessly in American landfills, and distribute them to
disadvantaged communities in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.
GLP’s efforts create a situation in which everyone wins:
institutional and individual donors are relieved of their
surplus educational materials; America gains a cleaner
environment as GLP rescues those materials from landfills and
ships them, through the generosity of sponsors, to poor
communities in developing countries; those communities then gain
access to literacy and development through these materials.