Africa: Kenya Public Libraries To Host 46 New E-Resource Centres
News from EIFL:
EIFL 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.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.