Navigating the digital landscape: universities partnering for change (NIAGARA)
01.01.2023 - 31.12.2025
The main aim of the project Navigating the digital landscape: universities partnering for change (NIAGARA) is to utilize the partnership between universities in Zambia, Tanzania, Poland and Norway to improve and expand information services by developing libraries’ ICT infrastructure and librarians’ digital competencies.
The specific objectives of the project are as follows:
- to strengthen the digital infrastructure in partner university libraries in Tanzania and Zambia that will benefit all students and staff and ensure inclusive and equal access to library and information services;
- to examine current digital competencies needed for efficient provision of library and information services;
- to develop and implement short-term courses.
The primary target groups are the HEI-librarians and LIS-students in Zambia and Tanzania. Further target beneficiaries are all students and faculty members (including those with fewer opportunities) working in the noted countries.
Some important outputs are open courses and interactive learning materials on digital competency and data management. Information and outputs will be accessible through the project website and social media. Knowledge gained from the project will be informative for policy makers and leaders in higher education as well as governing bodies in regions that are looking to increase citizens’ digital competencies and even out digital divides. The results will be transferable to other HEIs, library and information science educators, and academic libraries and will contribute to scholarly discussions and research on issues related to open access and accessibility.
Contact / Kontakt
Dr Sabina Cisek, the coordinator of NIAGARA project at the Jagiellonian University / koordynator projektu NIAGARA w Uniwersytecie Jagiellońskim
More information / Więcej informacji
The NIAGARA team at ISI UJ / Zespół projektu NIAGARA w ISI UJ