WikiIndaba conference 2018/Program/Wikimedia and Libraries in Africa

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Logo WikiIndaba colors ID : Libraries Wikimedia and Libraries in Africa
Speakers : FNartey (WMF) (Wikipedia Library, WMF) Time block: saturday-afternoon Start : 13:30
Location : Workshop room Duration : 30 min.
Description :

For the last decade, Wikipedians have worked to reach out to librarians as well as serve our community of editors with reference and research support. The fusion of Wikipedia and Libraries has gathered momentum in the movement with great initiatives like The Wikipedia Library, the Catalan Public Library Network, and the IFLA white papers on Wikipedia and Library Collaboration. While there seem to be wider interests in the larger movement Africa seems to be sitting on the fence and there is a need to start a discourse on the subject to gather the needs or major hurdles from this part of the continent.

Themes : GLAM
Tags : Wikipedia, Libraries
Notes : #WikiIndaba18_Libraries


Etherpad - https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/WIkipedia_%2B_Libraries_%40_Wiki_Indaba