Elsevier Foundation awards grant to ADLSN - CEARL
The African Digital Library Support Network (ADLSN), in collaboration with the Consortium of Ethiopian Academic and Research Libraries (CEARL) has won a grant from the Elsevier Foundation to build a national collaborative digital repository. The project will start on January 2014, with the overall objective to scale up and harmonize the existing institutional repositories such as the Addis Ababa University and Forum for Social Studies, to build the Ethiopian national digital repository. Other main activities of the project include training Ethiopian librarians to establish and operate digital repositories and provide information literacy skills to researchers. The outcome of the project is expected to increase the discoverability and usage of Ethiopian academic research results nationally, regionally and internationally, as well as foster collaboration and global research culture.
Study confirms: awareness and readiness of African institutions to share their digital content has dramatically increased - IT support and infrastructure remain an issue.
ADLSN central hosting platform could be the solution.
Open Access Week 2013: What does Open Access mean to you?
Open Access Week is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.
Here is how one of our ADLSN member's responded:
You can get more responses from around the world from the EIFL Open Access Week 2013 page.
ADLSN trainers take part in a digital library workshop at the African Union Commission (AUC) Library and Archives
U.S. Mission to the African Union (USAU), in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC) Library and Archives, hosted a digital library workshop at Addis Ababa. The training, which brought trainers from the African Digital Library Support Network (ADLSN) based in both Addis Ababa and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, centered on addressing the technical gap that currently exist as the AUC Archives staff works to create a common continental domain for information sharing, preserving the AU’s documents and protecting the organization’s data.