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.
Making African content more visible globally
- Limited awareness
- Limited technical skills
- Poor ICT infrastructure including lack of hosting facilities
- To study the current situation of African digital repositories,
- To pilot a centralized hosting solution for those institutions that have digital collections but with poor infrastructure to make them accessible globally.