This publication, commissioned from the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, documents developing a centralised national digital library to provide affordable access to scientific and technical research information.
A survey of African journal editors was undertaken in 2005 to ascertain their awareness and understanding of the open access movement and to discover if their journals would be willing to publish open access.
The report examines the progress that has been made by university libraries in Africa in introducing electronic systems and services and suggests where developments and investments might now be made to further advance the implementation of digital libraries.
To investigate the current level of use of ICTs and plans for the future within the public library environment a survey was undertaken of 22 public library services in ten English-speaking African countries.
Issues and potential solutions to internet bandwidth and online access problems in university environments, commissioned in response to concerns of partner organisations in Africa, Asia and Latin America.