Entries Open for CERN-UNESCO School on Digital Libraries 2018

Audrey Azoulay, Director-General, UNESCO
Audrey Azoulay, Director-General, UNESCO

Applications are now open for the CERN-UNESCO School on Digital libraries 2018. Co-=organized by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the “UNESCO-CERN School on Digital Libraries 2018”  will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from October 8 to 12, 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 will consist of a mix of lectures and practical tutorials and will cover topics such as 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 and Opportunities for developing countries.

The school is aimed at librarians and IT information specialists working with libraries. Applications are welcome 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 to 15 years of experience.

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

Interested participates must be good in Spoken and written English to participate in the programme (a certificate of English competency for applicants from non-anglophone countries will be required).

Applicants should send their CV and a motivation letter by email to school.digilibr(at)cern.ch.

For more information, click: http://school-digilibr.web.cern.ch/