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- ItemApplication of Information & Communication Technologies (ICTS) in Knowledge Management (KM): Case Studies of the Centre for Basic Research Library and the Privatization unit Library in Uganda.(2004) Kaddu, SarahThe paper examines the concept "Knowledge Management (KM)". It examines how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) could be effectively applied in Knowledge management in this context, I CTs advantages and disadvantages are analyzed along with challenges and strategies towards effective ICT application in KM. Further, the paper is based on content analysis of numerous documents and electronic sources in KM. It was also based on a mini survey and follow up interview of the Centre for Basic Research (CBR) and Privatization Unit Libraries (PU) in view of establishing what the staff and users in these Libraries understand by the term KM, Processes of KM and how ICT is applied in KM.
- ItemBuilding strong partnerships in Library Community through the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Fellowship Program for Continuing Professional Development(2016-08) Kaddu, SarahContinuing Professional Development (CPD) largely refers to the process of continuing growth of a professional within the profession. In Library and Information Science fields, there are two views on CPD- the narrow and the broad views. The narrow view posts CPD as the imparting/ acquiring of specific skills and knowledge to deal with specific new developments. It trains Information Professionals (IPs) to handle new trends. The broad view considers CPD as a much extensive process, by which IPs continuously enhance their knowledge and skills to maturity as professionals, persons, development in their work, new roles and responsibilities in a given community (Padwad and Krishna, 2011). The Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Fellowship Program provides early career development and continuing education for library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies. Additionally, the Fellowship Program provides advanced continuing education and exposure to a broad range of issues in information technologies, library operations and global cooperative librarianship. Further, it is jointly sponsored by the IFLA and OCLC. According to OCLC and IFLA websites (2016), up to five individuals are selected every year for participation in this intensive four week Fellowship Program based at OCLC’s headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, USA. With the 2016 class, the program has welcomed eighty (80) librarians and information science professionals from 38 countries (OCLC website, 2016). Although eighty librarians have so far benefited from this program, it is not yet clear how much contribution this program has made on the library community. Therefore the aim of this paper is to establish the impact of the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Fellowship Program on building strong partnerships among the library and Information professionals and the Library Community. The specific objectives that guided this study were to: establish the knowledge and skills acquired from the IFLA/OCLC Program; examine the contribution of the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Fellowship Program to strong library communities/partnerships; establish the challenges (if any) faced in sharing the knowledge and skills gained from the program with community where the fellows come from; and propose strategies to overcome the encountered challenges so that acquired knowledge and skills could be effectively shared to benefit the community where fellows come from. Methodology applied included: an online survey to all IFLA/OCLC Fellows (beneficiaries) since inception (2001). Findings were supplemented by reviewing OCLC website where the fellows testify about the program. Qualitative research approach was applied in the study. 2 Beneficiaries include: IFLA/OCLC Fellows, IFLA and OCLC Administrators and the information fraternity at large.
- ItemThe Challenges of repackaging Traditional Knowledge in the Context of Intellectual Property Rights: Case of Zimbabwe and Uganda(2009-10) Kaddu, Sarah; Chisita, CollenceThis paper is based on two case studies of Uganda and Zimbabwe. It gives a brief overview of Traditional Knowledge (TK) and defines the key concepts: TK/IK, Intellectual Property and repackaging of information. Through observation, face to face interviews and literature analysis, the paper discusses: Role of Higher Education Institutions in promoting TK, challenges of TK with special reference to challenges related to characteristics of TK, Challenges of protecting TK and Challenges of Repackaging TK. The paper further discusses women’s role in the preservation of TK and the reasons why traditional knowledge is lowly appreciated with recommendations towards repackaging traditional knowledge to spur development.
- ItemCollaboration in digitising Cultural Heritage as a strategy to sustain access and sharing of cultural heritage information in Uganda(2015-03) Kaddu, SarahUganda has little of its cultural heritage within its boundaries. This is partly because of lack of systematic preservation, conservation and restoration of the Uganda cultural heritage. Worse still many of the cultural artifacts were exported by colonial masters while others were destroyed by natural disasters including fire, war and malicious ignorant people. Consequently, collaborative efforts within the country and outside the country must be taken to re-possess or find means to make basic research on cultural heritage to reinvigorate it. This would need collaboration within Uganda and outside Uganda. Consequently, digitization of cultural heritage has taken popular turn in Uganda as elsewhere in the world as a means of conservation and preservation of cultural heritage for posterity. Through cooperation between World Digital Library (WDL) and the National Library of Uganda (NLU) remarkable digitization of Uganda Cultural heritage has taken place. The aim of this research was to identify viable collaboration within and outside Uganda on digitisation of Uganda’s cultural heritage. The objectives that guided this research were to: establish the objectives of World Digital Library (WDL U) in Uganda, identify the custodians and producers of Uganda’s cultural heritage, identify cultural heritage materials collected, identify collaborative partners to ensure digitisation of Uganda’s cultural heritage, establish NLU collaborative efforts available in Uganda and outside Uganda to ensure access to and digitisation of cultural heritage, to identify benefits of digitizing Uganda’s cultural heritage, and to examine the challenges in collaboration towards preserving Uganda’s cultural heritage. Methodology included: literature review on Uganda cultural heritage, study tours to custodial institutions of Uganda’s cultural heritage, interviews with staff at NLU and with individual custodians of Uganda’s cultural heritage, collaborative work with the World Digital Library. Beneficiaries will include both local and foreign, producers and consumers of Uganda cultural heritage, WDL and NLU partners/collaborators, students, researchers and posterity.
- ItemEnhancing democracy and good governance; a curriculum proposal for information/knowledge management professionals (IKMPs) in the SCECSAL region.(2010) Kigongo-Bukenya, Isaac M. N.; Kaddu, SarahPurpose – This paper seeks to advance the case for designing an information and knowledge management curriculum (IKMC) to produce information and knowledge management professionals (IKMPs) in the Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Library and Information Associations (SCECSAL) region. It highlights challenges and solutions and proposes a model IKMC. Design/methodology/approach – The paper is based on the analysis of literature on Library and Information Science (LIS) curriculum design, implementation and review; research findings by renowned LIS curriculum experts; discussions and sharing experiences with colleagues in LIS education institutions – Eastern African School of Library and Information Science and LIS departments at the Uganda Christian University and Kyambogo University in addition to the author’s research and publications on curriculum design and management. Findings – The paper posits that the SCECSAL region is already in the Information and Knowledge Society (IKS) and that appropriate information and knowledge (IK) are pre-requisites to the promotion and sustainability of democracy and good governance (Gg). It emphasises that information and knowledge management (IKM) are the corner stones of the IKS, because they constitute the framework of theory and competencies vital in managing information and knowledge. Furthermore, effective IKM is the pillar of producing the IKMPs themselves, a product of appropriate and well managed IKMC. The paper proposes an IKMC Model capable of producing IKMPs in the SCECSAL region. Originality/value – The proposed curriculum model should be the framework to be adopted by the LIS education and training institutions in the SCECSAL region to produce IKMPs with theory and competencies to manage the IKS towards enhancing democracy and Gg.
- ItemExamining Technical Issues of the World Digital Library in Uganda: Challenges and Projects.(2011-11) Kaddu, Sarah; Kalule, EzraWith the agreement and subsequent signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Library of Congress (LC) and the National Library of Uganda (NLU) in 2009, NLU became an active partner institution of the World Digital Library (WDL). Since then, technical processes related to digitizing Uganda’s cultural heritage have been managed. These include: identification of digitizable cultural materials/content selection, scanning, metadata, preservation and conservation and the creation of the Uganda Digital Repository. The aim of this paper was to examine the challenges encountered in managing the technical activities and propose solutions for better management of the WDL in Uganda. Objectives included: to examine the technical services involved in the digitisation process; to identify challenges faced in executing the technical processes; and to identify solutions to the challenges. Data collection was effected through analysis of WDL literature relevant to technical activities in general and the WDL (Uganda) in particular; participant observation of technical processes; and a Focus Group Discussion with employees. Personal experience also applied in explaining some aspects of the research. The paper should generate critical information and debate on the management of WDL technical processes, the challenges, and also strategies to overcome the challenges. The paper should benefit the project administrators, staff and other stakeholders in working towards better performance of the WDL in general and WDL (Uganda) in particular.