Friday, June 10, 2016

Annotated Maps: Charting Research through Technology

By Olebogeng Suwe


This paper addresses the long term preservation and management of priceless library hard copy resources, by converting them into a digital resource, using the University of Botswana's Okavango Research Institute library map collection as a case study. As libraries in developing countries increasingly adopt digitization in order  to expand safe access to their resources, they are  often constrained by lack of funds to acquire the necessary Information and Communication Technology ICT infrastructure and recruit skilled personnel who can successfully develop, implement, host and manage such projects. Rather than striving to gather all the resources in - house, university libraries may seek external funding through collaboration with other departments or personnel within the same university, external partner organizations that may already have the requisite skills and infrastructure to assist them with bringing their projects to fruition.

This is published in: African Research and Documentation - Journal of SCOLMA (the UK Libraries and Archives Group on Africa. No. 126, 2014.

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