Go to AfricaBib home

Go to AfricaBib home AfricaBib Go to database home

bibliographic database
Previous page New search

The free AfricaBib App for Android is available here

Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Africa to Africa: building its knowledge community
Author:Raseroka, Kay
Periodical:African Research and Documentation
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:information management
indigenous knowledge
Abstract:In this plenary lecture Africana Resources Day, delivered at the first European Conference of African Studies (AEGIS) (London, 2005), the author addresses the relationship between research and scholarly communications and the development of the knowledge society in Africa. She urges AEGIS scholars and AEGIS librarians to explore and share strategies for bridging the information divide that is prevalent in Africa. Central to the successful development of an inclusive knowledge society is the recognition and inclusion on an equal footing of indigenous knowledge systems, the production of local content in local languages as a basis of freedom of expression and the acknowledgement of the validity of local cultures. The creation of a truly global knowledge society depends on equitable access to information by all communities. Crucial to this is information access by local communities to locally extracted research data in the mother tongue. Bibliogr. [ASC Leiden abstract]