Supporting African Digital Library Projects: Experiences From The Field

Kujenga, A. (2011) Supporting African Digital Library Projects: Experiences From The Field.

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Abstract

Paper presented at the Second International Conference on African Digital Libraries and Archives (ICADLA-2), Johannesburg, South Africa, 17-18 November, 2011,This paper outlines the activities of the African Digital Library Support Network (ADLSN) in enhancing knowledge access by promoting and assisting the development of low-cost digital libraries in Africa. It aims to stimulate practical discussion on how digital library projects can be run in Africa in a collaborative way. It focuses on the milestones and challenges of the ADLSN, starting by narrating events leading to the formation of the network, its structure and strategic directions. The notion of National Centres through which the Network grew is discussed and financing of activities addressed. It examines some of the barriers that must be taken into account when developing digital libraries. The paper also makes recommendations for policies related to collaborative national and/or regional digital library projects.,African Digital Library Support Network

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: African Digital Library,ADLSN,National Centres,Digital Libraries
Divisions: Universities > State Universities > National University of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Mr. Edmore Sibanda
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2015 15:44
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2017 14:05
URI: http://researchdatabase.ac.zw/id/eprint/680

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