Museums and the Web 2005
Speakers: Speaker Biography
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Speakers from around the world present their latest work at MW2005.

Elisam Magara

Senior Lecturer
Makerere University
East African School of Library and Information Science
P.O.Box 40277, Kampala

Elisam Magara, a Ugandan, is currently a Senior Lecturer at East African School of Library and Information Science, Makerere University (1997- to date). He worked as a School Librarian at City high School 1992-1993, College Librarian at National College of Business Studies now Makerere University Business School 1993 to 1997. He holds a Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) 1993, Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science 1995, Masters of Science Information Science (MSc Inf. Sc.) 1999 of Makerere University, Now is Ph.D. Candidate in University of South Africa. Area of Interest is Information Management.

He has published and presented conference papers in a number of areas including Digital and Electronic technologies, School Library Development Policy, Cultural Information Access and Utilisation by Rural Women, and Indigenous Knowledge System. He has also published in Manpower Capacity Building for Decentralisation, Professional Organisation, Information Society, Reading, and Family Literacy. Other areas include Cultural Information Access and Utilisation by Rural Women, Towards a Reading Culture for Uganda, Library Development Policy, and Safeguarding of Student Information in Developing Countries and Automation of Records Systems.

Magara is the Chairman of Uganda Library and Information Association since 1999 to date. He is a Member of a School Library Development Policy Technical Committee in the Ministry of Education and Sports, a Member of Association of Professional Societies of East Africa (APSEA), and has served on a number of IFLA Committees including Copyright and Legal Committee, and Management of Library Associations. Magara also has an interest in associating at different levels of community. He is secretary of Rwanja Development Association, Kyebando-Kisalosalo Tweyambe Association, and KIKA Foundation, which are all involved in community welfare.

His contact is P. O. Box 40277, Kampala; Fax: 256-41-540817; Tel: 256-77-495592, Office: 256-41531530; Res: 256-41-573228;Email:; Website: Professional Scholarship to MW2005.

Elisam will present Digitisation of Community Indigenous Knowledge in Developing Countries: A Strategy for Uganda.