How the british library and the singapore natinoal library support social change in cambodia and laos [charleston library conference 201111]
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How the British Library and the Singapore National Library support social change and social enterprise in Cambodia, Laos, and Kenya.

How the British Library and the Singapore National Library support social change and social enterprise in Cambodia, Laos, and Kenya.

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  • 1. How the British Library and theSingapore National Library Support Social Change 1
  • 2. British Library Newspapers•  750,000,000 pages of historic newspapers•  40,000,000 pages to be digitized over 10 years• $$$$$ 2
  • 3. Private-Public Partnership•  British Library newspapers digitization privately funded by brightsolid•  copy of digitized newspapers data to British Library +•  unlimited access to British Library and other public organizations•  subscription access for others 3
  • 4. Singapore Newspapers 4
  • 5. An internationally acclaimed social enterprise providing data entry, digitization, XML conversion to libraries, universities and publishers + CD Imaging Pte Ltd 5
  • 6. Founded in 2001 as a charitable 501(c)(3) organization, Digital Divide Data creates jobs for disadvantaged, talented youth in developing countries by delivering high-quality business process outsourcing services to clients globally 6
  • 7. Born in a country with no accessto opportunity, it is almost impossible to rise out of poverty 7
  • 8. DDD breaks the cycle of poverty by training and employing talented, disadvantaged youth 8
  • 9. DDD’s intensive program equips youth with the tools to transform their lives. 9
  • 10. CambodiaDDD recruits from the rural provinces, wheresustenance farming is the primary livelihood 10
  • 11. KenyaDDD recruits from urban slum areas whichare characterized by profound poverty and high unemployment 11
  • 12. Laos DDD recruits from urban and peri-urbanvillages, where the job market is inaccessible for poor youth 12
  • 13. Work & EducationDDD staff works half the day and goes to school for the rest.Its operators learn while on the job, acquiring realexperience on client work. Simultaneously DDD offerssupport to enable its staff to pursue degrees at localuniversities. DDD doesn’t just train competent technicians:It develops leaders. 13
  • 14. Annual Income $5,000 $4,000 $3,000 Increased earnings with DDD (A lifetime increase of $60k per person) $2,000 $1,000 Expected earnings for high-school degree holders $0 0 5 10 15 20 25 Years workingLifetime earnings of DDD graduates are far higher than expected. They are leaders at work and in their communities. 14
  • 15. A report from the Rockefeller Foundation says that the model DDD pioneered –using business process outsourcing (BPO) as a means to create employment for people at the base of the pyramid – has the potential for enormous impact.The report, authored by the Monitor Group, calls the model “Impact Sourcing” and makes a strong business case for it. They argue that Impact Sourcing can provide high-quality reliable services at prices lower than what traditional providers can offer. 15
  • 16. Services•  Data entry•  Newspaper, journal, book digitization•  eBooks•  Records conversion•  Database normalization / cleanup•  Survey data entry and verification 16
  • 17. Clients 17
  • 18. When choosing DDD, clients make a decision that benefits both their company and the world.DDD now employs more than 900 people across its offices in Cambodia, Laos, and Kenya. 18
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  • 20. “I worked for DDD for four years. "DDD gave me a scholarship so that "I was able to go to University and "study Finance and Banking. Now, "I work as an accountant for a big "company in Cambodia. I can "support myself, and I can help my "family so my younger siblings can "stay in school.”" 20- Chhayrorn Korn, Accountant, Cambodia"