After 20 years of providing offline access to a core digital library of agricultural journals for researchers in the developing world, TEEAL (The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library) http://teeal.org will be producing its final update in 2019. While Internet bandwidth is still not as robust as desired in many locations in the developing world, students and faculty are finding ways to get online. As a result, TEEAL is moving forward with its long planned goal to migrate its users to other online platforms that provide journal access in the developing world, chiefly our “cousin” program, Research4Life https://www.research4life.org/. In order to do this successfully, TEEAL users were surveyed to understand what barriers to migrating to Research4Life they faced. With this information the TEEAL and Research4Life Teams are assisting their users with making this transition. This poster session will provide basic background on the TEEAL and Research4Life digital libraries for developing world researchers and discuss survey results showing users' challenges in migrating to an online platform.
Mary Ochs– Director, Mann Library, Cornell University