SCECSAL XX Conference
In recent years libraries and information centres in Africa have witnessed transformation from print to digital information. This has heralded both opportunities and challenges in creation, processing, storage, dissemination and managing digital information.
The digital environment has provided information professionals in Africa an opportunity to reposition and take advantage of the enormous information being generated. Digital information can be repackaged according to users’ needs and disseminated in a more timely and efficient way. However, the knowledge creators, intermediaries and end users equally encounter challenges in handling and managing digital information. The challenges include but not limited to: inadequate ICT infrastructure, lack of skills and knowledge, inadequate legal framework, adoption of new technologies, funding and sustainability, ethical issues among others.