Thursday, May 30, 2013

Welcome and opening of the #ICADLA-3 meeting in Ifrane, Morocco

First keynote address by Misako Ito, UNESCO Office for Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania, and Tunisia.

To Ito's left is Al Akhawayn University librarian Abdelhamid Lotfi.

Ito spoke on the opportunities for digital libraries in Africa. She also noted that the economic benefits of widely available digital resources have been underestimated. At the same time, the challenges of developing sustainable project (as well as those that meet rigorous digital preservation standards) are great.

Collaboration can assist with these issues. UNESCO also has a number of programs underway that can help.

Martin R. Kalfatovic
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