The resources are complementary to training and intend to further help the practitioner in setting up and managing digital libraries, archives and repository services. A broad range is covered: software tools, elaborate information toolkits next to single documents but also how to get in touch with other practitioners. Together they not only point to what is available elsewhere on the web and worth repeating here but also highlight the African experience and contribution. Please email with suggestions or your own documented work.

Tools & toolkits


Get Involved

Software tool: through the ADLC cloud service ADLSN helps provide access to digital content that might otherwise not be globally accessible.

In 2015 UNESCO launched the Open Access promoting, online available OA curricula for Researchers and Library Schools – as also featured in the 2015 ADLSN Ghana Training Workshop.

Years of ADLSN organising and facilitating training workshops built the Greenstone based “Digital Librarian’s Toolbox”  documentation database which is both searchable and browsable.

With a membership of around 300 across Africa the “ADLSN Support” email discussion list invites everyone involved in any stage of digital collection development and at any level of expertise to their email support network. Started as Greenstone support list for Africa, it now caters for many more Open Source solutions and all stages of digital collection development.

Another platform is ADLSN’s Linkedin Group.

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