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Nason Bimbe nasonbimbe at gmail.com
Wed Jul 4 15:28:56 SAST 2018

 Call for applications: CERN-UNESCO School on Digital libraries 2018
Deadline: 1 August 2018

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the United
Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will
co-organize the “UNESCO-CERN School on Digital Libraries 2018” which will
be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 8 to 12 October 2018 and will be hosted by
Nairobi University.

The purpose of the school is to deepen the participants’ understanding of
digital libraries, expose new trends in scientific publishing and emphasize
a set of principles related to open access, both for data and publications,
crucial to promoting open science.

The programme, which will consist of a mix of lectures and practical
tutorials, will cover the following topics:

   - Overview of open software solutions for operation of digital
   libraries, in particular Invenio
   - Introduction to relevant web technologies and APIs
   - Cataloguing formats
   - Persistent identifier systems
   - Available information resources
   - Open access principles
   - Operation of institutional repositories
   - Opportunities for developing countries

The lectures will be given by information professionals working within
leading international organizations, the publishing industry and the
library IT business.

The school is aimed at librarians and IT information specialists working
with libraries. We welcome applications from all African countries.
Preferences will be given to duos, consisting of one librarian and one IT
specialist, both working in the same academic environment, with 5-15 years
of experience.

Spoken and written English is a compulsory requirement to participate in
the programme (a certificate of English competency for applicants for
non-anglophone countries will be required).

Financial support

The expenses for non-Kenyan participants, namely: travel, accommodation,
meals, health insurance and visa expenses will be paid by the organizers.
For participants working in Kenya only accommodation (for non-Nairobi
residents) and meals will be covered by the organizers.


All candidates should send their applications by email to:

Applications comprised a CV and a motivation letter.

More information

School website (http://school-digilibr.web.cern.ch/)

Nason Bimbe

Tel. +44 (0)7535 250339
Email. nasonbimbe at gmail.com
Skype. bimben
Twitter. @nbimbe
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