Digitizing Africal local content : The way forward

Akinde, Taiwo Adetoun Digitizing Africal local content : The way forward. Continental Journal of Information Technology, 2007, vol. 1, pp. 44-50. [Journal article (Print/Paginated)]

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This paper sought to expound on how the African local content can be preserved and transmitted to the larger world via a successful digitization process by providing answers to four major questions as follows: What is local content? Why do we need to digitize our local content? How do we digitize local content? And how do the digitized local content help in preserving and transmitting African literary and cultural heritage to the world at large? Furthermore, recent initiatives at digitizing and transmitting local content were highlighted while constraints to digitizing and transmitting African local content were also identified. However, the paper concluded and made recommendations on how Nigeria can join the rest of Africa in improving and promoting our local content in the Global Information Infrastructure (GII), which is seen presently to be minimal.

Item type: Journal article (Print/Paginated)
Keywords: Digitization, Indigenous knowledge, Information Communication Technology, Culture, Internet, Database
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AA. Library and information science as a field.
Depositing user: Francis Abulude
Date deposited: 28 Apr 2011
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:18
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/15579

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