Library staff attends international Library events in Geneva Switzerland

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The Library Senior ICT Technologist attended the following three international events held in Geneva Switzerland

1. World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum (June 12th 2017)

WSIS Forum represents the world's largest annual multi-stakeholder gathering of the ICT for development community. The WSIS Forum 2017 was co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP, in close collaboration with all UN agencies. The Forum provides an opportunity for information exchange, knowledge creation and sharing of best practices, while identifying emerging trends and fostering partnerships, taking into account the evolving Information and Knowledge Societies.


2. CERN UNESCO School on Digital Libraries (13th  to 20th June 2017)

The CERN- UNESCO School is an initiative by European Organization for Nuclear Research intended to enhance scientific presence of African Universities on the Internet. The school was held from 12th to 20th June 2017 at CERN headquarters in Geneva, the six participants who were drawn from Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, 

Zimbabwe and Nigeria were equipped with knowledge on principles related to open access and open knowledge, and also with practical solutions for setting up and running digital libraries. In particular, they are taught how to use the Invenio digital library software, a free open source tool for digital library management developed at CERN.

3. OAI10 - CERN - UNIGE Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (University of Geneva, June 21st-23rd 2017)

OAI10 conference took place in University of Geneva, Switzerland, the event addressed Open Access transformation, copyright and licensing, repositories, technical challenges and solutions, and social media in the realms of scholarly communications. It brought together open science and open access policy makers, advocators, implementers, technical staff and other scholarly communication professionals to discuss current scholarly communication challenges.