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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 ...
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 ...