Digital Libraries and Archives in Senegal
The 20th century was marked by the advent of electronic libraries and archives in most of the developed countries. In December 2004, the Google print library project announced the creation of an online digital library of 15 million books stemming from collections of five American libraries. Faced with this gigantic project, the European countries, fearing American cultural imperialism, set up the Digital European library. How does the situation of digital libraries and archives seem in Senegal? In this paper we will try to answer this problem by analysing some experiences of digital libraries in Senegal: the digital library of University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, the digital library of Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire of the University Cheikh Anta Diop and the National Archives of Senegal.
ICADLA, conference, digital library, archive, Senegal, Dakar