The project aims to enhance digital resources within university libraries across Tanzania and Zambia, ensuring equal access to library services for all students and staff.
The main aim of the project Navigating the digital landscape: universities partnering for change (NIAGARA) is to utilize the partnership between universities in Zambia, Tanzania, Poland and Norway to improve and expand information services by developing libraries’ ICT infrastructure and librarians’ digital competencies.
The objectives of the project are:
- To strengthen the digital infrastructure in partner university libraries in Tanzania and Zambia that will benefit all students and staff and ensure inclusive and equal access to library and information services
- To examine current digital competencies needed for efficient provision of library and information services
- To develop and implement short-term courses
The primary target groups are the HEI-librarians and LIS-students in Zambia and Tanzania. Further target beneficiaries are all students and faculty members (including those with fewer opportunities) working in the noted countries.
NIAGARA is co-funded by the European Union and relates strongly to UN SDG4: Quality education and 10: Reduce inequality.
- Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (coordinator)
- University of Dar Es Salaam (IMS)
- Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)
- University of Zambia (UNZA)
- The University of Barotseland Limited (UBL)
- Jagiellonian University (UJ)