Who: Cliff Missen
Date: Monday, February 4, 2008
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Pleasants Family Room, Wilson Library
THE WIDERNET PROJECT
Launched in 2000, the WiderNet Project, a service program based at the University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science, is improving digital communications in developing countries.
The project trains computer technicians and coaches decision-makers at universities in the developing world, providing on-site hands-on training, cutting-edge research on information technology issues facing the developing world, and donating new and refurbished computer equipment to partner universities. Over 3,600 technicians, decision makers, and librarians have been through our training programs across Africa.
The WiderNet Project also provides millions of digital educational resources to those without adequate Internet connectivity via the innovative eGranary Digital Library.
More information about the project can be found at: http://www.widernet.org