Why an eLibrary System

An eLibrary is a repository of digital resources organized according to the needs of partner institutions. See Tips for eLibrary Contributors.

Institutional Memory, Local Knowledge, Specialized Knowledge

  • an archive of documents, photos, presentation slides, videos, audio files
  • a repository of lesson plans, learning portfolios, records
  • taking stock of local resources and knowledge
  • a repository of specialized knowledge on community concerns (e.g., disaster risk management, solid waste management, project management)

eLearning Materials

  • ebooks (licensed or donated, open resource, creative commons, etc) to augment available analog learning resources.
  • instructional videos
  • multimedia materials

In remote areas with little available up-to-date, quality educational resources and internet connectivity, the need for such materials is even urgent. Paper books are hard to ship to these places.

Platform for Sharing

  • electronic resources that can be shared internally or with the public
  • official statements, documents, downloadbles meant for sharing with an audience

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