Orality & New Media

This section gives attention to the relationship between orality and modern information and communication technologies (ICT). It explores opportunities offered by multimedia and social media plattforms, for example, to collect orally transmitted knowledge in a participatory process, make it accessible in its original form or available for further use.

Multimedia, Orality and the Future of Knowledge in Africa

Writing is a very important aspect of modern life. Literacy – the ability to read and write – is one of the basic life skills a person is expected to have in order to function productively. The capacity to document human thought and ideas in writing is fundamental to the production and storage of knowledge. Based on this capacity, the library has developed as the storehouse of global knowledge. More ...
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