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Promoting Access To Indigenous Knowledge In The Digital Age: Libraries As Facilitators, Helen N. Eke Miss
Helen Nneka Eke
The paper attempted to elicit the various ways of promoting access to indigenous knowledge (IK) in the digital age bringing libraries into the scene as facilitators. Some major characteristics of IK were listed such as IK being mostly rural in origin and locally bound; not systematically documented; oral in nature and usually transmitted through personal communication; not integrated into modern scientific and technical knowledge; culture specific and often generated within communities; use is cost-effective, deployment and mobilization not expensive. Other issues were also addressed such as types and applications of Indigenous Knowledge, libraries and Indigenous Knowledge, promotion of access to ...