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    • Benefits of crowdsourcing for libraries: A case study from Africa 

      Lynch, Renee; Young, Jason; Boakye-Achampong, Stanley; Jowaisas, Chris; Sam, Joel; Norlander, Bree (Technology & Social Change Group, 2020-09)
      Many libraries in the Global South do not collect comprehensive data about themselves, which creates challenges in terms of local and international visibility. Crowdsourcing is an effective tool that engages the public to ...
    • Connecting African libraries and development organizations: Perceptions and possibilities 

      Lynch, Renee; Young, Jason; Jowaisas, Chris; Boakye-Achampong, Stanley; Sam, Joel (Technology & Social Change Group, 2020)
      While perceptions of African libraries as development partners remain low and limited by development organizations, it is possible to change these perceptions. Quantitative data are necessary but insufficient in demonstrating ...
    • Preliminary Activities of the Advancing Library Visibility in Africa Project 

      Young, Jason Connel; Sam, Joel; Boakye-Achampong, Stanley; Jowaisas, Chris (Technology & Social Change Group, 2019-03)
      Library services play a critical role in supporting communities across the African continent as they pursue sustainable economic growth and social progress. In spite of this, libraries are often overlooked as potential ...
    • Volunteer geographic information in the Global South: barriers to local implementation of mapping projects across Africa 

      Young, Jason; Lynch, Renee; Boakye-Achampong, Stanley; Jowaisas, Chris; Sam, Joel; Norlander, Bree (GeoJournal, 2020-04-08)
      The world is awash in data—by 2020 it is expected that there will be approximately 40 trillion gigabytes of data in existence, with that number doubling every 2 to 3 years. However, data production is not equal in all ...