Thursday, April 25, 2024

We need to interest ourselves with the new technologies for linked data

The web has evolved from the global documents space of both documents and data. This  evolution is underpinned by a set of best practices for publishing and connecting structured data on the web, known as Linked Data. According to Winny Akullo Nekesa, Manager Libraries at NSSF Uganda, librarians need to familiarize themselves with the latest technological advancements in order to effectively organize data and integrate it  with other systems so that we can easily share with our users. Although some librarians still feel challenged in understanding the concept of Linked data, many of them in Uganda  

Ms Winny Nekesa, Manager Library, NSSF Uganda

In separate presentation, Ms Esther N. Tobias, a chief librarian from Namibia government ministry noted that some libraries in Namibia exclude marginalized users due to the fact that libraries fear that the majority of their users will feel uncomfortable or unsafe if the marginalized groups are allowed to enter the library.  

These were highlighted as SCECSAL 2024 entered its fourth day at PrideInn Paradise Hotel, Mombasa Kenya.

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