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2011 Awards for Excellence


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Article Type: 2011 Awards for Excellence From: OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Volume 28, Issue 1

The following article was selected for this year's Outstanding Paper Award for OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives

“Aluka: digitization from Maputo to Timbuktu''

Deirdre Ryan
JSTOR, New York, New York, USA

Purpose -- This paper aims to describe experiences of collaborative effort to digitize a wide range of scholarly materials from and about Africa.
Design/methodology/approach -- A brief description of Aluka is followed by two examples of capacity building in Africa, first in Maputo and second in Timbuktu.
Findings -- Success in international digitization projects can only be achieved through close collaboration.
Originality/value -- The paper highlights a unique project to digitize materials at holding institutions in Africa.
Keywords Digital libraries, Africa
www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/10650751011018482

This article originally appeared in Volume 26 Number 1, 2010, pp. 29-38, OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives

The following articles were selected for this year's Highly Commended Award

"Revitalizing a library collection rich in educational potential''

Jim Frutchey

This article originally appeared in Volume 26 Number 4, 2010, OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives

"Beyond the OPAC: creating different interfaces for specialized collections in an ILS system''

Sai Deng

This article originally appeared in Volume 26 Number 4, 2010, OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives

"DmBridge: building a collaborative solution for streamlined digital library design and development''

Cory Lampert

Alex Dolski

Brian Egan

This article originally appeared in Volume 26 Number 2, 2010, OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives