Archive for 'eIFL-FOSS'
To celebrate the first (hopefully annual?) Ada Lovelace Day, I’d like to highlight the work of two remarkable women who work with an organization called Electronic Information for Libraries (eIFL), which exists to enable and sustain access to knowledge by library users in developing and transitional countries. The organization does this by helping member nations […]
The March / April eIFL newsletter is out, and the big news is that Kenya and Nepal have joined the eIFL network. Time to update that map I made for my code4lib talk last year! The Kenya Libraries and Information Services Consortium (KLISC) was created in 2003 and has a current membership of 41 University, […]
Amos Kujenga, one of our most active participants in eIFL-FOSS, just posted some great photos of the Greenstone workshop held in December in Zimbabwe. This workshop was held in Bulawayo from 3-5 December 2007. It was hosted on behalf of ZULC by the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) as part of the (eIFL.net) […]
I never made a public announcement, but a few months ago I stepped down as co-chair of eIFL-FOSS. This was very much for the best; it was clear that the organization needed someone who could devote full-time hours to it. Luckily for everyone, Randy Metcalfe has stepped up to the task. I can’t say enough […]
My second day in Senegal was much better than the first. After reading my guidebook last night I realized GorÃ©e Island’s museums are closed on Mondays, so I’m postponing that trip until tomorrow. Today I walked all over Dakar, visiting all the art museums and galleries within walking distance. I also managed to negotiate shopping […]