December 8, 2016

Africa: Kenya Public Libraries To Host 46 New E-Resource Centres

News from EIFL:

2016-02-25_11-14-13EIFL is delighted to announce that Kenya National Library Service (knls) has received support from the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) to establish 46 new e-resource centres in public libraries that serve rural and peri-urban communities across the country.

The e-Resources Centres Project will provide communities living in under-resourced rural areas and low-income families in urban areas of Kenya with much-needed computer and internet access. It also aims to promote development of community-based knowledge-sharing initiatives that will contribute to economic and social development.

The 46 public libraries where the new e-resource centres will be located are a hive of activity, with workers renovating space, laying electricity and broadband cables, reinforcing security, and installing new furniture, computers and printers. In seven libraries, where there is no electricity, CA is installing solar power.

Learn More About this Project and Other EIFL Work in Kenya

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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