[adlsngreenstone] From ADLSN: please share your news .. by replying to this resend
rosemary.otando at uonbi.ac.ke
rosemary.otando at uonbi.ac.ke
Fri Apr 15 18:18:53 EEST 2011
Hi Africa and Colleagues.
Africa, please accept my belated congrats to you. I believe you are going
to do great works to promote digital repositories in Africa.
In Kenya we have training needs e.g sensitization of top level managers
and researchers to support this noble project. We also have some
institutions within the consortium who have not had a chance to attend any
IR workshop and hope that this year we will be able to reach them.
In 2010 we managed to hold several workshops to introduce the IR concept
and the open source software, and as a result of the workshops we have
several local experts in IR and in the two software - Greenstone and
Dspace. In September 2010 we had a volunteer Mark Goovert from Hasselt
University who took us through Dspace and after the training several
institutions managed to install the software and are in the process of
Hope we will be seeing you in Kenya this year
> Dear colleagues,
> There a lot to share from my side though may not directly involve
> building in Tanzania.
> 1. I would like to inform you that I have moved to Royal Tropical
> Institute-KIT ( www.kit.nl ) in Amsterdam, Holland as project manager for
> Capacity building in digital repositories development among academic
> institutions in Africa. The nature of work is the same, to promote Digital
> repositories; we develop a toolkit with detailed guidelines on how to set
> digital repositories and we will also conduct training workshop in Ghana,
> Mozambique and likely within East Africa. I therefore request you to visit
> www.ir-africa.info please register ( left side frame - create new account
> once registered you will appear on Who is Who and you will be able to view
> more information and be able to contribute to toolkit and training modules
> development. You will also be potential participants or facilitators in
> training workshops.
> 2. Related to Tanzania collection capacity building : We managed to hold
> more training workshops for over 40 participants towards the end of 2010.
> Unfortunately, we were not able to track the development of actual
> collections from these participants except one, State University of
> Zanzibar. The workshop sponsored by UNESCO ( Greenstone ) and INASP (
> For now.
> Best regards
> On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 5:13 PM, Repke de Vries <repke at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>> Apologies for the resend - we changed the settings of this email list
>> have your reply going to this list and not to me personally !! FROM HERE
>> A REPLY GOES TO ALL YOUR COLLEAGUES ON THE LIST - just what we want
>> our news, suggestions and questions. Thanks, Repke de Vries
>> Dear all
>> early February all of you received a Welcome message when the former
>> Southern African Greenstone support list "sagreenstone" changed it's
>> and broadened it's scope and the number of African countries and regions
>> is involved in .
>> In that message the African Digital Library Support Network and the
>> National Centres in Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, (Namibia), Nigeria,
>> Senegal, Tanzania and Zimbabwe (re)introduced themselves .
>> It would be very much appreciated if this time you could share some of
>> *your* news with this list - like:
>> you received your Greenstone training in the last year and went back to
>> your place of work: what happened then?
>> If it turned out difficult to put your training into practice: share !
>> If you made a start but hit stumbling blocks later on: share !
>> If you managed to digitise documents and put them into Greenstone (or
>> DSpace or Drupal or some other solution): share (adding screenshots of
>> work if you wish) !
>> Sharing your news will be very much appreciated by your colleagues. And
>> some of us with operational services  who also are on this list or
>> colleagues at the ADLSN National Centres (working regionally !) can help
>> with technical and other answers.
>> Flood the list with your stories !
>> Yours, Repke de Vries, ADLSN
>>  have a look here:
>>  quoting from the second of February Welcome message:
>> The Support Network is an open community of practitioners and policy
>> makers and has a number of Centres throughout Africa that can be
>> called upon both nationally and regionally.
>> On the discussion list African practical experience is shared and
>> (technical) support given in creating and giving access to local
>> digital content. The focus is on open source software with emphasis on
>> Greenstone but also paying attention to other open-source access
>> solutions like DSpace, Drupal and bridges between them.
>>  The eIFL FOSS organisation with whom ADLSN works closely together
>> created some nice lists of operational services in Africa and elsewhere:
>> for Greenstone: http://www.eifl.net/foss-tools#greenstone
>> for Dspace: http://www.eifl.net/foss-tools#dspace
>> adlsngreenstone mailing list
>> adlsngreenstone at lists.eifl.net
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