Indigenous knowledge: Africa's opportunity to contribute to global information content

Justin Chisenga

Abstract


This paper argues that harnessing, repackaging and providing access to Africa's indigenous knowledge
systems using the World Wide Web inji'astructure will present the people of Africa with an opportunity to
make a major contribution to the development of the information content on the Web. This will also ensure
that information consumers in Africa will have access to information content produced on the continent.
Problems associated with the documentation of indigenous knowledge are highlighted, and the role of
information professionals on the continent in ensuring that Aji'ica 's indigenous knowledge systems are widely
disseminated over the Web is briefly discussed.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7553/68-1-759

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