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Fulbright Workshop on Implementing a Digital Library for the Maghreb

Next week the US and the Moroccan Fulbright Alumni Association are hosting a conference on "Fulbright Alumni: Expressions in Civil Society" and "Morocco in Western Art." One of the topics will be the Nobel Peace Prize winning Grameen Bank, which was founded by a Fulbrighter, see the Atlantic Review's previous post.
And in January 2007, Fulbrighters (and others) will travel again to Morocco to attend the workshop "Implementing a Maghreb Digital Library for Education, Science & Culture" hosted by the Fulbright Academy of Science and Technology and their Moroccan partners:
Access to digital information in developing countries is a critical issue of international concern. Nearly 20,000 from 174 countries attended the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunisia last fall, including 50 Heads of state/government and vice-presidents and 197 ministers, and thousands of high-level representatives from global organizations, private sector, and civil society. Needless to say, this meeting enhanced the interest of many Northern Africa entities with respect to the digital world.
The January Workshop will focus on the creation of networked digital libraries and how they might be used by individuals and institutions in North Africa. A digital library of cultural heritage of the Maghreb region would facilitate education and scholarship by providing local and international access to cultural heritage resources held by institutions around the world. Such a library also could serve as a security and preservation repository in the case of the loss of physical resources due to fire, theft, or natural degradation. A digital library would have broader applications as well, in terms of education &training, access to information, building an informed citizenry, etc. Our workshop will address steps needed to implement a digital library for the Maghreb region.
More information at the Fulbright Academy.

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