Establishing a Digital Library Infrastructure in Afghanistan

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/222217
Title:
Establishing a Digital Library Infrastructure in Afghanistan
Author:
Rawan, Atifa; Han, Yan
Affiliation:
University of Arizona Libraries
Issue Date:
2-May-2008
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Living the Future collection. For more information about items in this collection, please email repository@u.library.arizona.edu.
Abstract:
Afghanistan workshop attendees seeing their digital access on the computer for the first time. This program will focus on the creation of an Integrated Library System using an Open Source Software for Afghanistan Academic Libraries and on the digitization of Afghanistan's unique resources. Since April 2002, the University of Arizona Libraries' staff have been involved in building capacity for libraries and librarians in Afghanistan. In this program, we will discuss our efforts in working with open source digital libraries’ platforms and customization of the integrated library system interface into both English and the native language of Afghanistan (Persian, Dari), providing and enhancing access to scholarly information resources, and digitizing unique resources, and setting up digitization infrastructure in the country to meet their teaching and research needs. The presentation specifically will reflect on digitization efforts including challenges, problems and barriers with language and lack of technological infrastructure. We will also discuss our virtual training efforts in the absence of training on the ground due to security issues in the country and collaboration efforts with other governmental and non-government entities in Afghanistan and abroad.
Identifiers:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/222217
Description:
Breakout session from the Living the Future 7 Conference, April 30-May 3, 2008, University of Arizona Libraries, Tucson, AZ.
Keywords:
changes for libraries; academic libraries; innovation in libraries; digital library infrastructure

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleEstablishing a Digital Library Infrastructure in Afghanistanen_US
dc.contributor.authorRawan, Atifaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHan, Yanen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizona Librariesen_US
dc.date.issued2008-05-02en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Living the Future collection. For more information about items in this collection, please email repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.description.abstractAfghanistan workshop attendees seeing their digital access on the computer for the first time. This program will focus on the creation of an Integrated Library System using an Open Source Software for Afghanistan Academic Libraries and on the digitization of Afghanistan's unique resources. Since April 2002, the University of Arizona Libraries' staff have been involved in building capacity for libraries and librarians in Afghanistan. In this program, we will discuss our efforts in working with open source digital libraries’ platforms and customization of the integrated library system interface into both English and the native language of Afghanistan (Persian, Dari), providing and enhancing access to scholarly information resources, and digitizing unique resources, and setting up digitization infrastructure in the country to meet their teaching and research needs. The presentation specifically will reflect on digitization efforts including challenges, problems and barriers with language and lack of technological infrastructure. We will also discuss our virtual training efforts in the absence of training on the ground due to security issues in the country and collaboration efforts with other governmental and non-government entities in Afghanistan and abroad.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/222217en
dc.descriptionBreakout session from the Living the Future 7 Conference, April 30-May 3, 2008, University of Arizona Libraries, Tucson, AZ.en_US
dc.subjectchanges for librariesen_US
dc.subjectacademic librariesen_US
dc.subjectinnovation in librariesen_US
dc.subjectdigital library infrastructureen_US
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