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Wikipedia in African Libraries Project
Wikipedia in African Libraries
The Wikipedia in African Libraries project will use an adapatation of the OCLC Libraries + Wikipedia Better Together Curriculum and will be delivered online. With the adaptation of the curriculum, a call for participants to test it was therefore made and enrollment is open to all African librarians in all library types. Get more details about it here
Open Access Week
The theme for the 2020 Open Access Week was - Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion. For multilingual societies such as African communities, equity and inclusion as integral strands of Openness have deep meanings and off the grid perspectives. Between 19-25 October and in partnership with the AfroCine Project, AfLIA therefore led African librarians to translate articles about film/cinema on Wikipedia into local African languages with the sole objective of increasing access to such articles by making them available in mother tongues using the translation software on the platform.
You can view the project results here