School of IT, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Hussein's research is situated within the Digital Libraries Laboratoryand the Centre in ICT for Development (ICT4D). His main researchinterests are in digital libraries, ICT4D, African language InformationRetrieval, cultural heritage preservation, Internet technology andeducational technology. He has in the past worked extensively onarchitecture, scalability and interoperability issues related to digitallibrary systems. He has worked closely with international and nationalpartnerships for metadata archiving, including: the Open ArchivesInitiative; Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations; andthe NRF-CHELSA South African National ETD Project. His recent researchhas a growing emphasis on the relationship between low resourceenvironments and such architectures. This has evolved into a focus onsocietal development and its alignment with digital libraries andinformation retrieval. He is currently collaborating with colleagues inarchiving and curation to develop a proof-of-concept low-resourcesoftware toolkit for robust long-term archiving.