Engage. Share. Innovate.

Unlock the potential of African research through global access to
data, scholarship and local collections.


African Digital Library Support Network (ADLSN) is a network of African practitioners and stakeholders with a common goal of supporting the creation, preservation and dissemination of research. The network is composed of practitioner communities in the following countries: Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, 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 and research institutes within Africa do not have the infrastructure for managing and disseminating local collections and research output and data. 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 provides a great opportunity 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 partner with research and learning institutions across the African continent to realize an interconnected network for global dissemination of research, data and local collections. We conduct training and provide the necessary support to enable institutions to build interoperable digital solutions.

Connecting Cameroon

The Connecting Cameroon project will address the urgent need across Cameroon’s universities for infrastructure to store, share and publish research results and data.

Our goal is to create an interconnected collection of local collections and research output (e.g., articles, dissertations, and data) to serve the needs of a variety of stakeholders including scientists, students, policy makers, and companies within the continent and across the world. Learn more


African Union, Cameroon Regional Office
Association of African Universities (AAU)

Association for the Promotion of Open Science in Haiti and Francophone Africa (APSOHA)
Consortium of Cameroon University and Research Libraries (COCUREL)

"AAU and ADLSN have a shared mission to strengthen the role that African research plays in contributing to Africa's development"

Meet our global team

Rosaline Bawack

United Kingdom

Nason Bimbe


Africa Bwamkuu

The Netherlands

Tijl Hendriks


Amos Kujenga

united states

Rosalie Lack


Evan Njoroge


Sandraghassen S. Pillai


Walusungu Simbeye


Teklemichael T. Wordofa


Felix K. Rop

ADLSN is committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment – one where everyone, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation or identity, religion, socioeconomic status, education or disability, feel valued and respected.