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Benefits of crowdsourcing for libraries: A case study from Africa
(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 collect missing data, and it has proven to be particularly valuable in countries in which governments ...
Public Libraries and Development across Sub-Saharan Africa: Overcoming a Problem of Perception
(De Gruyter, 2021-04-29)
Public libraries and development organizations share many common goals that make them strong potential partners in the Global South. In spite of these commonalities, libraries are often overlooked as development partners. This is unfortunate because these partnerships could allow librarians to more fully and effectively ...