Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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The paper explores the challenges faced by digital libraries in Africa and highlights solutions to curbing these challenges that bridge the digital divide in Africa. Research of Digital Libraries in Africa is reviewed in order to identify challenges and opportunities peculiar to Africa.Findings from review showed sustainable funding, High Cost of Infrastructures, Digital Literacy, Copyright Issues and Equity of access are challenges facing digital libraries in Africa. It further proffered solutions by encouraging Library Consortia in Africa and promoting Open access policies The benefits of digital libraries are enormous and there is a need for African countries to leverage of these benefits to improve the accessibility and availability of these resources which provide opportunities for African countries to be abreast with current information, thereby bridging the knowledge gap. This study provides solutions to challenges facing digital libraries in Africa.