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Unpublished Paper
PROMOTING ACCESS TO INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE IN THE DIGITAL AGE: LIBRARIES AS FACILITATORS
(2009)
  • Helen N Eke, Miss
Abstract
The paper attempted to elicit the various ways of promoting access to indigenous knowledge (IK) in the digital age bringing libraries into the scene as facilitators. Some major characteristics of IK were listed such as IK being mostly rural in origin and locally bound; not systematically documented; oral in nature and usually transmitted through personal communication; not integrated into modern scientific and technical knowledge; culture specific and often generated within communities; use is cost-effective, deployment and mobilization not expensive. Other issues were also addressed such as types and applications of Indigenous Knowledge, libraries and Indigenous Knowledge, promotion of access to and challenges involved in promoting access to IK. Recommendations and conclusions were made.
Keywords
  • indigenous knowledge,
  • libraries,
  • digital age
Publication Date
2009
Citation Information
Helen N Eke. "PROMOTING ACCESS TO INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE IN THE DIGITAL AGE: LIBRARIES AS FACILITATORS" (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/heleneke/17/