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    Digitization: An examination of the capacity and skills of academic Librarians in Nigeria
    (Redeemer’s University, Nigeria, 2016-06-22) Adeleke, Akinniyi A
    More university libraries are building institutional repositories in Nigeria University of Jos was the first to break the ice in 2009 FUT, Owerri is digitizing postgraduate theses and dissertations Redeemer’s University digitized past question papers in 2011 Other efforts are ongoing.
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    Jstor Digitization Project in Nigerian University Libraries: Policy Issues in Building and Sustaining Digital Collections
    (Bayero University, 2016-06-22) Diso, Lukman I
    ITHAKA (JSTOR) initiated a pilot digitization project in 2010, collaborating with two Nigerian universities, Bayero University, Kano (BUK) and University of Ibadan (UI). The collaboration involves the establishment of a digital lab in each of the university libraries.The sequence of the project involves basically three phases: Planning: strategic meetings, signing of MOU and training Selection and assessment of materials, infrastructure, provision of equipment and hardware, and generation of metadata. Follow-up by Decopod, publishing digital output at institutions, project evaluation, writing preliminary report and submission of final report.December 2011 or before was the expected date of completion with costs not exceeding $4050 to be borne by ITHAKA. Both institutions have selected materials and commenced digitization with progress at different rates.Both are well behind schedule. BUK’s completion target for metadata generation was February end 2013.UI’s completion target was June 2013.What follows after the completion will be guided by the MOU. This paper aims to examine : The objectives of this project as articulated in the MOU The generation and management of “the selected materials”. The technology system deployed to execute the project The policy issues The institutional capacity building potential of the project .
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    Optimum curriculum for effective digital management of cultural heritage: The Uganda perspective
    (AL AKHAWAYN UNIVERSITY, IFRANE, MOROCCO, 2016-06-22) Kigongo-Bukenya, Isaac M. N.
    Concern for cultural heritage not a new phenomenon in Uganda Cultural institutions preserve and pass on cultural heritage Several legal deposit provisions in Uganda - Supplemented by the Copyright and Neighboring Act, 2006 Digitization of cultural heritage began at MakLib in the late nineties The Africana Section collects traditional cultures on tombs, shrines, etc Since 2007 WDL digitizing Uganda Cultural Heritage pooled with WDL partners in the world Difference between Makerere Digitized cultural heritage and that of the WDL (U) is accessibility by all
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    Challenges of building digital repositories in Africa: A case study of best practise
    (Dakar, Sénégal, 2016-06-22) Bakhoum, Nafissatou
    Creating the sustainable means to safeguard and make the African scientific memory evolutive for future generations make challenges regarding preservation and knowledge sharing most acute. Then, many initiatives have been developed to generate synergies at a national and regional level in order to raise awareness in the urgent need to implement policies and programs to safeguard and valorize the rich African historical, scholarly and cultural heritage. But, despite resolutions and recommendations outlining road maps to root out the continent from isolation regarding the internationally networked system of knowledge production and sharing, there are now few relevant African contents freely accessible. And this, in spite of the existing potential and huge progress made in ICT outputs. In the general African context, with limited economic resources, one can therefore understand why such challenges are of urgent pressure. 1 - Challenges attached to the preservation and valorization of African scholarly contents. 2 - Presenting a case study of best practice: the digital repository of IFAN Ch A Diop.
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    Implementation and Usage of Digital Libraries
    (Bunda College Library, 2016-06-22) Bunda College Library
    Malawi is located in Southern Africa and bounded by countries such as Zambia to the west, Mozambique to the south and east and Tanzania to the North.