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Title:African Studies - striving for integrated information services: recent developments in Germany and Europe
Authors:Bergenthum, HartmutISNI
Siebold, Thomas
Year:2010
Periodical:Afrika Spectrum (ISSN 0002-0397)
Volume:45
Issue:2
Pages:109-121
Language:English
Geographic terms:Europe
Germany
Africa
Subjects:African studies
librarianship
information management
External link:https://journals.sub.uni-hamburg.de/giga/afsp/article/view/331
Abstract:New projects, services and collaborations have recently brought the infrastructural services for African Studies in Europe a big step forward. This report gives an account of new subject gateways (ilissAfrica) and digitization projects (Frobenius Institut digital pictorial archive, Bayreuth-based DEVA project) and discusses recent European cooperation ventures in the field of African Studies librarianship (European Librarians in African Studies, ELIAS). Additionally, new developments and services of the Africa South of the Sahara Collection at Frankfurt University Library, funded by the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), are presented. These help to address the changing needs of researchers and to handle information overload, while keeping up with the latest developments. Nevertheless, the fragmentation and compartmentalization of the different services still hinder more integrated information services. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and German. [Journal abstract]
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