News in August 2022

Call for Applications: Graduate and Undergraduate Programmes


This is to inform the General Public that Busitema University has admitted students to various programmes for the 2022/2023 Academic Year. However, a few slots still exist in the following programmes:

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Please, visit Busistema University admissions portal to apply on the link below: The deadline for applications is 10th September 2022.


Internship Placement


Busitema University is a multi-campus Public University located in Eastern Uganda, with its main campus at Busitema along Jinja-Malaba High way, Busia District. Busitema University Library is pleased to offer 4 internship positions to Library and Information Science students for a period starting August 29th to September 30th 2022. Internees will participate in the library’s organization, automation and digitization programmes, creating digital collections based on open access content, and developing digital tools to support information discovery at the Faculty of Science and Education, Nagongera Campus.

Interested students can send their Letter of Interest to the University Librarian, Busitema University, including a partial transcript and letter of introduction from the School to not later than Sunday 21 st August 2022.

Please note that this is not a paid internship nor will you be required to pay a fee for your participation. While the University will offer free accommodation at the University premises, water and electricity, Internees will be responsible for their meals and transport to and from Busitema University and their current location/residence.

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Isaac Joins Busitema University Library

Isaac Joins Busitema University Library

Busitema University Library is pleased to announce that Mr. Mukungu Isaac has joined Busitema University Service as a Librarian I in charge of the Science and Education Library, Nagongera Campus. Prior to joining Busitema University, Isaac was working with Lira University as a Librarian II.

Mr. Mukungu Isaac is an accomplished Information Scientist with a successful track record in Information services in higher education institutions. Isaac holds a Masters of Science degree in Library and Information Studies from the university of Strathclyde, Glasgow in the United Kingdom. He has vast experience of over 15 years in Librarianship and Information Management as well as teaching at the University. Before joining Lira University, he served as a Librarian for the Islamic University in Uganda from 2008 to 2018.

He has succeeded in supporting and mentoring library and information science students and librarians in information services management, research and innovations. He is fascinated by ICTs and their application in information management and service delivery as well as digital preservation in information institutions. As an instructor and trainer in information literacy, library organization, and information service delivery, he brings expertise, passion and a drive for quality and equitable information services at Busitema University.

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Open Access Databases

Open Access Databases

Registry of Research Data Repositories - Re3data

The Registry of Research Data Repositories is a technical open science platform that offers researchers, funding organizations, libraries and publishers an overview of existing international repositories for research data. As a global registry of research data repositories, Re3data covers research data repositories from different academic disciplines. It includes repositories that enable permanent storage of and access to data sets to researchers, funding bodies, publishers, and scholarly institutions. It promotes a culture of sharing, increased access and better visibility of research data. It also provides information on repositories for the permanent storage and access of data sets to researchers, funding bodies, publishers and scholarly institutions. Re3data provides customizable and extendable core repository descriptions that are persistently identifiable and can be referred to and cited in an appropriate manner. Visit to access Re3data.


DataCite is a leading global non-profit organization that provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) for research data and other research outputs. Research outputs become discoverable and associated metadata is made available to the community. It promotes data sharing and citation through community-building efforts and outreach activities. The Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) that DataCite provides are a technical solution to the broken links that can occur when authors cite resources on the Web. Through this platform you can create digital object identifiers (DOIs), a type of persistent identifier for your datasets, software and other types of research outputs such as gray literature and conference proceedings. You can share your data and reuse the data of others to create the highest impact in the research community. Visit


CoreTrustSeal, launched in 2017, defines requirements and offers core level certification for Trustworthy Data Repositories holding data for long-term preservation. CoreTrustSeal is a certification based on requirements established by the World Data Systems (WDS) and the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) .It demonstrates to researchers that data repositories are taking appropriate measures to ensure sustainable and trustworthy data infrastructures. It gives assurance to researchers that their research results will be managed, curated, and archived in such a way to preserve the initial investment in collecting them. It enables researchers to be certain that data held in archives remains useful and meaningful into the future. To explore this, visit


OpenAIRE is a research information platform that helps researchers, project managers and repository managers to integrate knowledge, people, and services to provide the best scientific information. The OpenAIRE platform offers many resources on Open Science practice. The platform makes research accessible, findable, coherent, and re-usable. It enables easy project reporting by linking a particular dissemination, publication, presentation, or communication to research funding. The platform provides the tools necessary to monitor the trends of Open Access to research data and publications and provides access to numerous Open Access publications and datasets. Visit to access OpenAIRE.


Launched in 2011, FAIRsharing is an informative and educational resource that describes and interlinks community-driven standards, databases, repositories and data policies. It accelerates the discovery, selection and use of these resources. As a web-based searchable portal, it is targeted to researchers and other stakeholders involved in producing, managing, serving, curating, preserving, publishing or regulating data, FAIRsharing supports and enables the implementation of the FAIR principles. Researchers can use FAIRsharing as a lookup resource to identify, use and cite the standards, databases that exist for their data and discipline. Visit