The CERN-UNESCO Schools for Digital Libraries are week-long training sessions for librarians at research institutions in Africa. Participants learn how to replace expensive and quickly out-dated 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 to use the Invenio digital library software, which was developed at CERN. The Schools enable better information access for African researchers, and make African research more visible to the rest of the world.
On December 2nd, one week training of African librarians and IT specialists in Kumasi, Ghana, was successfully completed. 30 librarians and IT specialists, 50% from Ghana and 50% from neighbouring countries, were trained, while a follow-up week for about 6 participants of the Kumasi School will take place at CERN during spring 2017, in order to offer selected participants advanced training on digital libraries. More information can be found here.
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