Purpose - A Conference Report from the 5th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists held for the first time on the African continent. To inform library colleagues about this specialty area of librarianship, the literature, concerns and work of animal science and veterinary librarians. The international scope of this meeting reinforced the importance. Design/methodology/approach - Description of conference content and introduction of speakers and participants. Findings - Information needs of animal health information specialists around the world appear to be the same but the digital divide is very significant with practitioners in Africa with issues concerning bandwidth, connectivity, local economies and other access related concerns continue to experience an information delivery gap. Research limitations/implications - Suggests the technological and access concerns of this special librarian population. Practical implications - Awareness and networking for this relatively small group of librarians. Originality/value - Learning about this group which meets irregularly is of great value.
- South Africa
- Veterinary medicine
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Information Systems
- Library and Information Sciences