iAfrika 2020 – digital access and growth

The coronavirus pandemic has had far-reaching consequences for all aspects of life. A number of countries have implemented partial or full lockdowns to prevent the spread of the virus and people are staying at home, and going online. Many activities that we once did in person – shopping, business meetings, going to school, birthday parties […]

iAfrika Pilot Project Report

iAfrika is a digital libraries service that provides access to cultural and historical information in African languages. This type of information is often unavailable in books or on the Internet but is important to people’s cultures, histories and identities. Based on McNulty Consulting’s theory of change, iAfrika has the potential to:  Develop people’s digital skills, Improve […]

Digital Libraries at IST-Africa

Niall McNulty has recently returned from a trip to Kenya, where he presented at the IST-Africa Conference on the Ulwazi Programme, a digital library initiative he has managed for the past five years. The project uses the public library infrastructure, the local community and social web technologies to collect and disseminate indigenous knowledge and local histories. […]

The Ulwazi Programme: Local Users, Local Language, Local Content

Presented at the IAMCR 2012 Conference, Durban, South Africa. The Ulwazi Programme uses the public library infrastructure, Web 2.0 technologies and the community to collect and disseminate indigenous knowledge and local histories. This user-generated content is compiled in an online digital library in the form of a website and access is provided through current mobile […]