Kenya: National Library to Go Digital
Kenya National Library Services has contracted Digital Divide Data (DDD) Kenya to digitising all its documents in a bid to keep pace with changing technology
Digitisation entails scanning books, reports and other documents and storing them in an electronic system from which they can be accessed and retrieved at the click of the mouse.
With e-books the library will be able to offer services like e-lending and effectively control use of library materials to avoid copyright violations and piracy issues. Amolo Ng’weno, the managing director of Digital Divide Data Kenya say this will also increase efficiency and cuts costs
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