FAQ

What is the Resource Centre?
What publications can be found in the digital library?
I have a publication I think is missing in the library, can I add it to the collection?
How do I create my own library?
I want to share documents/contents with a colleague or on social media, is that possible?
How do I subscribe to new content?
How do I search?
How do I create an account?
How do I upload documents?
How do I use the auto-suggest?
How am I allowed to use the material on the Resource Centre/copyright issues?
What does CP stand for and what is it?
What is the CRG Global Theme?
What is Child Rights Governance?
What is Child Protection?
What’s the difference between child rights governance and child protection?
Where can I find out more about Save the Children?

 

What is the Resource Centre?

Save the Children’s Resource Centre is an online portal managed by Save the Children Sweden that hosts comprehensive, reliable and up-to-date information on child protection and child rights, which are important areas of Save the Children's work globally. The purpose of Save the Children’s Resource Centre is to make child rights and child protection information, resources and tools available in one convenient location. It is meant to provide reliable and easily retrievable information for people who are committed to the cause of children within a right’s based perspective. The Resource Centre provides on-line access to Save the Children’s eLibrary, which contains full-text digitised publications on issues related to children’s right to protection against abuse, neglect, violence and exploitation, and child rights governance. Read more about the Resource Centre here.

 

What publications can be found in the digital library?

The library holds full text publications with focus on child rights. The publications are free to download. Please note that only part of the collection is licensed with a Creative Commons license and that Save the Children does not own the copyright for all publications and can therefore not grant reproduction permission.

Each publication is tagged with relevant keywords in order to enable the library user to do narrow searches with a more relevant result. On the library pages you will find tips on how to succeed with your search. If you are unable to find a publication in our library, you can contact our librarian for personal support.

 

I have a publication I think is missing in the library, can I add it to the collection?

All users of the Resource Centre are invited to contribute to the library collection and add relevant publications. Email the content that you wished published to the cataloguer. Before the publication is published in the library, it will be reviewed by Save the Children Sweden. We are always grateful for contributions.

 

How do I create my own library?

Simply register as a Resource Centre user and go ahead and add publications to your own shelf. The next time you log in at the Resource Centre you will find your personalized collection at “My library”.

 

I want to share documents/contents with a colleague or on social media, is that possible?

All material you can find in the Resource Centre can be shared via e-mail or social media. To do so use the share buttons located under the thumbnail image on each document page.

 

How do I subscribe to new content?

It is possible to receive email updates on new content published on the Resource Centre. In order to receive an email notification when new content is added to a certain area of the Resource Centre, you must first subscribe to that area. You can subscribe to updates from any keyword, theme, area, country, region, publisher, or author. First, navigate to your desired topic. Then click the button "Subscribe to updates containing topic". If you are logged in to the Resource Centre, you have successfully subscribed to that topic. If you are not logged in, you must enter your email address. Subscriptions can be managed by registered users under their "My Library" page.

 

How to Search

When entering words or a phrase in the search box, the search engine examines all of the words in every stored document in the digital library. The auto-suggest will provide exact matches within our predefined areas: thematic area, author, publisher, region, country, and keyword.

 

Search for full document title

In order to search for a phrase or a full document title, use quotation marks (" ") around the suggested sentence. The search engine will look for text that corresponds with the exact phrase or title within the quotation marks.

+ and -

Boolean operators + (AND) and – (NOT) can be used to increase the precision of a search. The operator OR is a default operator in the text field. OR is used when at least one of the terms you specify must appear in the document, and it lets you include different spellings or synonyms into your search for a wider range of results.  Using – before a word implies that the word must not match to get a result (same effect as NOT) and narrows the search by excluding certain words. 

Alternative endings (*)

It is possible to truncate by adding an asterisk (*) at the end of a word. Truncating or wildcard means that the library's search engine is looking for alternative endings of that word, i.e. the search word child* becomes child, children, children’s, childhood, etc.

Filter your search results

Once you have your search results, you can narrow the list by selecting one or several filter options. Documents can be filtered by:

  • publisher
  • author
  • keyword
  • language
  • publication year
  • thematic area
  • region or country

 

How to create an account

Although it is not necessary to have an account with the Resource Centre, having one enables you to manage your subscriptions and save publications to your personalized bookshelf. Follow these steps to create an account:

  1. Click ‘create an account’ in top right-hand corner
  2. Click ‘create an account’ in the middle of the page
  3. Choose a username and fill in your email address. Complete the reCaptcha.
  4. Click send and check your email. Click the link in the email to set your password. 
  5. Your account is now created and ready for use. 

 

How to upload documents

The library contains full-text publications, videos, Power Points, and a variety of other material formats on child protection and child rights. Anyone can contribute with publications to the library, but before the publications are published a review is made by Save the Children. The material within the digital library is open for anyone to use, therefore we refrain from uploading works in progress. The documents do not have to be published but they should be final versions and not drafts. Publications are registered in the same way as any book would be in a conventional library; they are tagged with author, title, publisher, keywords etc. Instead of a shelving signature, the publication is given a clickable URL link, which makes it possible to view and download the document in full-text. This will contribute to a wider dissemination of your digital publications.

To have your publications uploaded to the e-library please visit this page.

 

Using the auto-suggest

When typing your search query, the system will automatically suggest matches in the aforementioned, predefined filters (excluding language and publication year). Typing ‘Uganda’ will return the suggestion: country – Uganda. Click on this suggestion to be taken to the page specifically created for that term. In this case, the country page for Uganda displays information on the country and all documents that have been tagged as relevant to Uganda. This format applies to author, publisher, keyword, thematic area, region and country. The auto-suggest will help bring you to specific, relevant results within a certain area topic. It is still recommended that the regular search function be used for general, broad searches.

Good luck with your search!

 

How am I allowed to use the material on the Resource Centre/copyright issues?

Please visit our copyright page for detailed information on how our content can be used.

 

What does CP stand for and what is it?

CP stands for the Child Protection. Read more on the CP page.

 

What is the CRG Global Theme?

Read more on the CRG Global Theme page.

 

What is Child Rights Governance?

Read more about Child Rights Governance.

 

What is Child Protection?

Read more about Child protection.

 

What’s the difference between child rights governance and child protection?

Work on child rights governance is sometimes confused with work on child protection. This is because in the past child protection was frequently seen as being about the ‘protection of all children’s rights’. Now, however, we are clear that child protection work focuses on a sub-set of all children’s rights – children’s rights to protection from abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence. Child protection workers have the same responsibility as all other workers with children to defend children’s rights - but they should not be seen as having any special responsibility on child rights governance. Child Rights Governance is addressing structures and mechanisms at a more general level, usually relevant for all the rights of the child, while the structures and mechanisms lobbied for in child protection are relevant for protecting children against abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence.

 

Where can I find out more about Save the Children?

Visit our ‘useful links’ page to find links to other Save the Children websites and projects.

Published 2009-08-12