I'd really like to attend the WSIS meeting to display the eGranary Digital
Library, but can't because of prior commitments to the African Studies
Association conference in D.C that same time.
I might be able to make it to Tunis for the African Research and Education
networking conference, but I wonder about the value of spending the time and
money traveling. Do you think this will be an important venue for
demonstrating the eGranary? Do you have a sense as to how many African
decision makers will be at the conference (versus Western anaylsts and
Do you know who from the U.S. will be attending this conference? I might be
able to find someone willing to do demonstrations of the eGranary. We have
a stand-alone USB version that installs Apache and Tomcat on a client so
that the user can operate the eGranary like it was coming from a server.
As an update: the eGranary Digital Library, our "Internet-in-a-Box", now has
over 2.5 million educational digital documents and is installed at 60+
institutions in Africa, Bangladesh, and Haiti.
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Cliff Missen, MA
Director, WiderNet Project
University of Iowa
> -----Original Message-----
> From: African Network of IT Experts and Professionals
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> Of Mike Jensen
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> In Tunis on November 14 and 15, just prior to the World
> Summit on the Information Society, the Association of African
> Universities will convene a Conference on African Research
> and Education Network Infrastructure followed by a workshop
> on national networks.
> While the international community will be present in Tunis,
> the main aim is to bring together a critical mass of African
> expertise to develop a road map which integrates the growing
> number of initiatives in this area and capture the synergies
> among them.
> For further information please visit the websites above. If
> you are interested in attending the Tunis Conference and
> participating in developing a road map for future Research
> and Education networking in Africa please register on the AAU site.