Holiday message from Council, Ghana Library Association

May this holiday season sparkle and shine. May all your wishes and dreams come true and may you feel this happiness all year round. 

The year was quite eventful as a number of workshops were organized for members, the celebration of the Second Library and Information Week as well as the successful organization of the 2014 Biennial Congress and Annual General Meeting.

The active participation of members has brought us this far. I wish to entreat all members to volunteer their services and contribute towards the growth of the Association in the coming year.

As you celebrate the miracle of this special season may your heart be filled with joy and peace. May blessings of the holiday linger in your home and stay with you throughout the coming year.

Dr. Perpetua Dadzie,on behalf of the GLA Council

From book famine to book banquet: Ghana gets ready

Only between 1-7% of books worldwide are published in formats accessible to blind people such as Braille, large print, audio, DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System).The aim of the Marrakesh Treaty, that creates an international legal framework to enable the cross-border sharing of accessible materials, is to alleviate the “book famine” for people who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled. Adopted in 2013 by Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Ghana was in the first group of countries to show political support by signing the Treaty. 

NITA, data developers to sign MOU

The National IT Agency (NITA) is to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ghana Library Authority (GLA) and three local developers to help promote open data in the country. The MOU would be formally signed on Thursday, January 9.