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Public libraries in Africa – agents for development and innovation?
This paper presents a methodology and preliminary results of a study to research perceptions of stakeholders and the public towards public libraries in six African countries. The study is closelyExpand
Perceptions of Public Libraries in Africa
Advocacy and evidence for sustainable public computer access: Experiences from the Global Libraries Initiative
Purpose – This paper aims to draw together the evidence‐based advocacy experience of five national programs focused on developing public access information and communications technologies (ICT) viaExpand
Everything counts: impact stories leading to success
Almost two hundred vulnerable youth in Ghana return back to studies; farmers in Serbia increase the crops and start selling products online; unemployed people in Macedonia find jobs. These remarkableExpand
Bibliotecas públicas dirigidas por la comunidad: experiencias de los países en desarrollo.
Images of library services around the world are presented that respond to the socio-economic and educational needs and interests of their actual and potential users. It outlines the key questions toExpand
Libraries as activators of farmer's learning
This paper shares the experience of the EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP), which supported public and community library pilot projectsExpand
Agriculture, libraries and human development: case studies of Europe, Africa and Latin America
Information is crucial to sustainable farming in developing countries, yet public library services that address farmers’ information needs are hard to find. There are vast stores of usefulExpand
Building librarians’ capacity to use ICT in services that meet community needs in Africa
The process of adoption of information and communication technologies (ICT) is accelerating globally, but low-income economies still lag behind, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa (Paua, 2004). ToExpand
Developing Impact Planning and Assessment at national level: addressing some issues
Purpose – As more countries have joined the Global Libraries (GL) Initiative, the IPA Specialists have gradually evolved into a cohesive team that finds opportunities to meet fairly regularly. TheirExpand
Feet on The Ground: Capacity Building Programme to Foster New ICT-Based Public Library Services That Meet Community Needs
Ghana public libraries function as a centralized network of 10 regional and 53 district libraries and information centres, managed by the Ghana Library Authority (GLA). Today half of these librariesExpand