Unlock the potential of African research through global access to data, scholarship and local collections.
African Digital Libraries Support Network (ADLSN) is a network of African practitioners and stakeholders with a common goal of supporting the preservation and dissemination of research. The network is composed of practitioner communities in the following countries: Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Senegal, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.
ADLSN provides a bridge between local practitioners, the open access community and international funding programs and initiatives. Our goal is to build Pan-African solutions that foster innovation through an exchange of ideas, culture and research.
Many universities within Africa do not have the necessary research infrastructure for managing and disseminating research data and output. The result is that valuable information gets lost and sometimes even crucial studies are conducted over again.
With its 54 countries, Africa is a large and vibrant continent that has many different cultures, habitats, climates and rare species that only live on this continent. It is the perfect place for scientific and humanities research. Many local researchers are already conducting groundbreaking research on topics that address local and global challenges.
ADLSN’s ambitious goal is to implement research infrastructure across the African continent through a two-pronged, sustainable approach of working with African universities. We conduct staff training and provide support to staff to build interoperable digital repositories.