Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا
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Conference on Electronic Publishing and Dissemination

1-2 September 2004, Dakar, Senegal)

Information and communication technologies have brought considerable changes and innovations in the creation, management, publishing and dissemination of knowledge.

Aware of the importance of these technologies and their effects on the production and dissemination of knowledge, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is organising a conference on the impact of information and communication technologies on documentation, research, electronic publishing and dissemination.

Objectives

The main objective of the conference is to enable :

- a reflection and a better awareness of challenges and stakes posed by information and communication technologies
- a better use of these technologies in documentation centres, libraries, archives and in the field of research.
- an exchange of experiences between participants in the field of digitization and electronic publishing of scientific documents (journals, theses and dissertations among others);

The specific objectives are :

To look into ways of bringing documentation centres, libraries, archives and research institutions up to date in the use of :

- on-line catalogues
- digital collections
- electronic publishing of documentary products
- digitization of scientific documents
- electronic dissemination of scientific documents

June 17 2010