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**ADLSN now has its own website: http://www.adlsn.org/ **
Digital Libraries are important for Africa as they will enable the creation of local content, strengthen the mechanisms and capacity of civil society, and increase the portability, efficiency of access, flexibility, availability and preservation of content.
In this context the free and open source software (FOSS) Greenstone digital library software suite, provides a unique resource to promote the development of digital libraries in Africa.
During 2009-2010 EIFL-FOSS facilitated African Digital Libraries Support Network project (formerly Southern African Greenstone Support Network),generously supported by the Koha Foundation, which aimed to
This project was regionally coordinated by Amos Kujenga of NUST Library (Zimbabwe), working in conjunction with Repke de Vries, the EIFL Southern African Greenstone Coordinator.
There is an email discussion list where everyone participating in the African Digital Libraries Support Network can share anything related to digitisation and digital libraries - Greenstone in particular. The list is intended for both beginners and the more experienced, and for all professions that design, implement, maintain and market digital libraries as well as create its digital content: librarians, archivists, museum curators, IT departments etc.
Many list members received training from one of the national centres in the Southern African Greenstone Support Network. Others joined from related training initiatives. Most are on their way to implement their first Greenstone application. The list helps in this endeavour by sharing problems and solutions, ideas and experiences.