The CERN-UNESCO Schools on Digital Libraries are week-long training sessions for librarians and IT specialists at research institutions in Africa, followed by more in-depth training for selected participants at CERN.

Up to 30 participants learn how to replace expensive and quickly outdated hard copies of publications with digital versions, and to use up-to-date information technologies to promote the global sharing of information. In particular, they are taught how to use the Invenio digital library software, free open source tool for digital library management developed at CERN.

What are we aiming for?

The Schools help participants become familiar with all principles related to open access and open knowledge, and also with practical solutions for setting up and running digital libraries. Our ambition is to enable better information access for African researchers, mto makeAfrican research more visible to the rest of the world. 

Our impact

- 4 Schools organised across Africa

- 20 countries represented

- 120 participants

 

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