A day-long training workshop on the use of ‘TEEAL database’ was held at Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University (SAU) in the capital on Tuesday, says a press release. TEEAL (The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library) is a programme of Cornell University Library’s Albert R Mann Library to provide access to agricultural research literature. With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and in cooperation with Sathguru Management Consultants, TEEAL sets are being placed in universities and research institutions in Bangladesh and training is being provided in the use of electronic research. On this occasion, Md Shadat Ullah, vice chancellor of SAU, said, “In this new age of advancement of ICT we all need to focus and use the opportunity provided by TEEAL to enrich our knowledge and further our research. TEEAL will prove immensely valuable for the entire community of our university, he added.
Sher E Bangla Agricultural University (SAU) has received the TEEAL database on Tuesday. Currently six more institutes in Bangladesh have already received TEEAL, including Soil Resource and Development Institute, Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, and over 200 researchers, academicians, librarians and students have been trained on the use of this database. K Vijayraghavan, chairman of Sathguru Management Consultants, which is the regional coordinator for TEEAL said, “We hope the agricultural research community of Bangladesh would immensely benefit with the access of TEEAL and would help increase innovation in the sector”. He said the student and research community can now easily access world class research material even when they are constrained with internet connectivity.