Outh Africa's award-winning author and translator Lorato Trok is an advocate for children reading and writing in their own language. She gives us her views on sustainable open licensing publishing and translation.
This case study details an experiment with establishing a local market for storybooks through sales by local vendors and the impact open licensing could have on the distribution of literacy materials.
Human Capacity Development and Training Director of Aflia guest blogs for us. She speaks to the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on African libraries and librarians.
Understand open licensing, types of licences, issues and challenges, the impact of open licensing and digitization of intellectual property, as well as different business models associated with open licensing.More
This page provides links to language and book policies in developing countries, and research on the impact of national book policies for content creators and publishers.More
To support the creation of high-quality storybooks, this page contains training resources and toolkits for teachers, parents, librarians, content creators (such as authors and illustrators), publishers, and translators. Monitoring and evaluation resources will also be listed.More
The Early Literacy Resource Network portal aims to serve as an early literacy knowledge exchange to assist key stakeholders in the developing world. The website documents and disseminates information on all points of the early childhood publishing ecosystem – from policies and licenses to content creation, translation, production, distribution, and use. The goal is to assist in creating sustainable early literacy value networks that can solve the challenge of providing access to high-quality literacy materials in local languages in the global South.
The Early Literacy Resource Network portal is a resource that provides one-stop access to solutions, best practices, research, and toolkits for anyone working in early literacy. It is a space to develop and disseminate knowledge and best practices for every link in the book value chain to produce new efficiencies and expanded offerings at minimal cost.