Local book publishers and libraries are turning to newer technologies to increase efficiency and uptake of reading materials to grow access.
The Kenya National Library Services (KNLS) is banking on the shift to add value by providing access to rare books, government reports and past newspapers in the first phase of the project. Digital Divide Data Kenya is digitising a series of publications for the KNLS, which has been using mobile offices to reach remote locations. “Using e-books, publishers can increase sales and there will be no books sitting on the shelves,” said Amolo Ng'weno, Managing Director, DDD Kenya. See the full story here.