CERN-UNESCO School on Digital Libraries

School 2018: Nairobi, Kenya

The CERN-UNESCO School on Digital libraries 2018  will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 8th to 12th October 2018. 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 The University of Nairobi.


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. We welcome applications from all African countries. However, preference will be given to applicants from Anglophone Africa, particularly 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-Kenyan 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 Kenya will be covered locally.

Candidates should address their applications to Mr. Felix Kibet Rop.


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 15thAugust 2018.

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