Librarians, Communities and Open Licensing: How Do the Pieces Fit Together?
This presentation was delivered delivered on 22 May, 2019 at the 3rd African Library & Information Association (AfLIA) Conference and 5th African Library Summit, held at the Weston Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. The theme of the conference was ‘African libraries creating the Africa we want and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’.
This presentation is not a comprehensive review. We are focusing on two areas on which we are working:
- Collaboration with AfLIA and university librarians by OER Africa, an initiative of Saide
- Work by Neil Butcher & Associates (NBA) on promoting early literacy in mother-tongue languages
- Open licensing and the importance of librarians to these efforts tie the two examples together and demonstrate how much librarians can contribute