CERN-UNESCO School on Digital Libraries

School 2016: Kumasi, Ghana

The CERN-UNESCO School on Digital libraries 2016  will be held in Kumasi, Ghana, from 28th November to 2nd December 2016. The school is organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and will be hosted by Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).


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 lectures will be given by information professionals working within leading international organizations, the publishing industry and the library IT business.

The school is aimed at librarians and IT information specialists working with libraries. As the two previous schools have been held in French, preference will be given to applicants from Anglophone Africa. However, we welcome applications 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 5-15 years of experience.


The expenses for the non-Ghanaian participants, namely: travel, subsistence covering accommodation and meals, health insurance and visa expenses will be paid by the organizers.

International candidates should send their application by email to Mrs. Marina Savino.


The expenses for participants working in Ghana will be covered locally.

Candidates should address their applications to Mr Richard Lamptey with copy to Dr. Peter Amoako-Yirenkyi.


Spoken and written English is a compulsory requirement to participate in the programme (a certificate of English competency for applicants for non-anglophone countries will be required). Applications, comprised of a CV and a motivation letter, should be submitted no later than 9th October 2016.

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