Aluka: digitization from Maputo to Timbuktu

Deirdre Ryan (JSTOR, New York, New York, USA)

OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives

ISSN: 1065-075X

Publication date: 16 February 2010



This paper aims to describe experiences of collaborative effort to digitize a wide range of scholarly materials from and about Africa


A brief description of Aluka is followed by two examples of capacity building in Africa, first in Maputo and second in Timbuktu.


Success in international digitization projects can only be achieved through close collaboration.


The paper highlights a unique project to digitize materials at holding institutions in Africa.



Ryan, D. (2010), "Aluka: digitization from Maputo to Timbuktu", OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 26 No. 1, pp. 29-38.

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