The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, has launched the UCC-African Intellectual Database for Development and Excellence (AIDDE) Extended Library and Digitisation Project to help staff and students of the University to have easy access to educational materials.
Access to over 50,000 Educational Materials
Speaking at the launch, the Vice Chancellor noted that AIDDE platform was an improvement over the existing e-library system which had limited access to educational materials and latest publications in some disciplines. Prof. Ampiah indicated that the AIDDE platform has over 50,000 materials from countries such as East Africa, South Africa, the Netherlands, USA, Canada and some other European countries. He said with the new AIDDE platform, lecturers could upload publications, text books and several educational materials on the platform to be accessed by other people.
The Head of E-Learning and Knowledge Management, of the Directorate of Information& Communication Technology DICTS of the University of Cape Coast, Anthony Kwame Ardiabah, said the platform could be accessed on the University’s website and thus encouraged staff and students to register and make effective use of platform adding that “ registration is free but the benefits are enormous”.
The AIDDE project is an extension of the existing electronic library of the University. The project is aimed at digitising journals, articles, textbooks and other educational material to promote effective and efficient teaching and learning. Currently, the educational materials on the platform include academic textbook, publications, journals and several educational materials.
It would be recalled that the University of Cape Coast signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Final Vision (FvTech), a technology solutions company based in Canada, to provide lecturers and students access to educational materials from (AIDDE).
Present at the launch were some provosts, deans , directors, heads of department and students.