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On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Isla Haddow-Flood <islahf(a)africacentre.net> wrote:
Dear Intrepid Wikipedians ...
Hello. For me, 2015 seems to be dominated by Libraries ... I have been part
of the mLiteracy Think Tank recently, and then there was GLAM WIKI where
Libraries featured prominently.
The importance of Libraries to us - as community activators across Africa
- has been niggling away at me. And, the outcome of the niggling is that we
should all seriously think about partnering our usergroups / chapters /
fledgling communities with a local library or library service.
Hear me out.
1. Many - especially the flagship ones - have a digitisation programme of
2. They are the guardians of the very citable knowledge that we want to
see about Africa and our countries on Wikipedia
3. They are busy, but are mandated to share that knowledge
4. They attract natural wikipedias - people who are hungry for knowledge -
in large numbers
5. They are often looking for programmes to run with after school
activities, and might have ICT support.
They should be included in our outreach strategies, and not just in our
How do we find out about them ... ?
Mylee Josephs - who was at GLAM WIKI in the Netherlands in April sent me
Africa Section <http://www.ifla.org/africa> mailing list. The aim of the
list is to facilitate communication with library community within the
African continent. The objective of the Section amongst other things, seeks
to promote and strengthen Library Associations, the Profession and Library/
Information Services in Africa; The Section seeks to create and maintain
links with other Sections of International Federation of Library
Associations (IFLA) as well as related bodies/ organizations for the
benefit of the profession and services in Africa.
- Submissions: africa-l(a)infoserv.inist.fr
- Web interface <http://infoserv.inist.fr/wwsympa.fcgi/info/africa-l>
- Administrator: Joyce Myeza
*Note: *AFRICA-L is a closed list (restricted to subscribers). Anyone
interested in the goals and activities of Africa Section may apply to join.
What do you think?
*Isla Haddow-Flood*Project Manager
WikiAfrica <http://www.wikiafrica.net> at the Africa Centre
tel: +27 21 418 3336
get started: wikiafrica.net/toolkits