President’s Meeting, Day One, Session Two

Connotea Imports 2012-07-31


Blog notes on the IFLA Presidential Meeting, (Stellenbosch, South Africa). "Ellen’s keynote...ranged over all aspects of the ‘Libraries Driving Access to Knowledge’ theme, taking in the role of knowledge as a catalyst for both development and poverty reduction, the decline of oral culture in Africa (including a Kay Raseroka quote “Every time an old person dies [in Africa], it is a library that burns down”) and the need for open systems – open access and open source – to revitalise and grow African scholarship which has suffered from the high costs and barriers of accessing journals and resources...."


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Date tagged:

07/31/2012, 20:02

Date published:

02/18/2010, 17:34