eTekkatho Project: eLibraries for Myanmar Universities


a) Research Matching – Myanmar universities and academics are re-emerging and attempting to re-establish research programmes. AMI, in partnership with the Tekkatho Foundation, would be pleased to introduce international research partners with individual researchers or teams from Myanmar regional universities, for collaboration in developing joint research.

b) Research Assistants – Do you need help gathering data or for fieldwork? The number 1  request from regional Myanmar universities, is for training in research. We can try to broker a relationship with a researchers from a Myanmar University, which would involve informal research methodology training in the process of their partnership in a moderate amount of data gathering for you. This could greatly enhance your access to local data. It would require you mentoring them and helping them understand your research methodology and design in detail.

Links are already established with the following institutions.

Myitkyina University

Kalay University

Mandalay University

Yadanabon University

Phaung Daw Oo, Mandalay

Brahmaso Library, Mandalay

Taunggyi University

Taunggyi Medical University

Sittwe University

Magway University

Loikaw University

Bago University

Pathein University

Myanmar Environment Institute

Dagon University

West Yangon University

Yangon University

University of Distance Education, Yangon

Mawlamyine University

If you are interested and would like to make a proposal of this nature, please contact:

CALL FOR ASSISTANCE – The eTekkatho Project: eLibraries for Myanmar Universities

The Tekkatho Foundation make available free, self-contained digital libraries of eBooks, datasets, open access journal articles, and educational resources, even where reliable internet does not yet exist (i.e. via stand-alone servers). The team have thus far set up eLibraries at 17 universities in eleven states and regions across Myanmar, with sites also hosted at the British Council, and a number of other institutes and public libraries. They run training programmes to introduce users to the concept of a digital library and show them how to access, browse and download resources. So far, over 4,000 people have attended an eTekkatho training course and over 70,000 full-text eBooks, datasets, journal articles, video lessons and lectures have been downloaded. The eTekkatho project is run from the University of Manchester in partnership with the British Council and partner institutions in Myanmar.

Would your university consider sending a librarian to assist training Myanmar university librarians in accessing and promoting these resources to academic staff and students? This would need to be a self-funded exercise, but might be something the university might fund and use to promote its international engagement.

Or are you interested in volunteering with this programme yourself?

To express interest or seek further information, please contact: