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Data challenges for public libraries: African perspectives and the social context of knowledge
(Sage Journals, 2020-04-06)
This article sheds light on the collection and use of data by libraries in sixteen countries across Africa. It highlights the challenges that librarians and library organizations face in gathering, analyzing, and presenting data of various types for self-advocacy. In this study, qualitative data from a meeting of library ...
Volunteer geographic information in the Global South: barriers to local implementation of mapping projects across Africa
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 places—the global data landscape remains heavily concentrated on English-speaking, urban, and relatively ...
Connecting African libraries and development organizations: Perceptions and possibilities
(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 library development value. Possible development partnership roles for African libraries are as ...