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Title:Inaugural meeting of ELIAS, Leiden, 2007
Editor:Barringer, TerryISNI
Periodical:African Research and Documentation (ISSN 0305-862X)
Geographic terms:Africa
Subjects:African studies
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Abstract:Librarians from ten European countries met in 2007 at the African Studies Centre in Leiden, The Netherlands, to exchange ideas and experience. This issue of 'African Research and Documentation' publishes the papers and presentations from that conference. It also publishes the reflections on libraries and archives which were presented by two European Africanists, Stephen Ellis and Holger Bernt Hansen. The country presentations highlight the very different legacies and institutions with which Africana librarians work (and sometimes struggle) across Europe, and disseminate information about resources and networks of which many were hitherto unaware. The Leiden meeting was the birthplace for a new network, ELIAS (European Librarians in African Studies). Country presentations are included on Belgium (Edwine Simons), Denmark (Katrine Schrĝder), France (Marie-Dominique Mouton), Germany (Hartmut Bergenthum), The Netherlands (Jos Damen), Spain (Rafael Sánchez), Sweden (Ċsa Lund-Moberg) and the UK (Barbara Spina). The issue also contains a tribute to Tom French (1943-2008), who played an active part at the Leiden meeting, and an overview of fifty years of African Studies in the UK, by Anthony Kirk-Greene, as the African Studies Association of the UK (ASAUK) approaches its half century in 2013. [ASC Leiden abstract]