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Title:Electronic media and publishing in Africa: introduction = Introduction: médias et édition électronique en Afrique
Editor:Nwosu, Peter O.
Periodical:Africa Media Review (ISSN 0258-4913)
City of publisher:Dakar
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:electronic publishing
electronic resources
Abstract:This special issue of Africa Media Review examines the expanding role of electronic publishing in Africa. It is based on papers presented at a conference held at Codesria, in Dakar, Senegal, in 2008. The papers address both the broad macro and micro issues in electronic publishing. These range from the challenges and promises of electronic journals in Africa, appropriate technology for promoting visibility for African journals, and collection and preservation of digital information, to the African perspective on open access journals, including legal implications and public interest issues. Some country- and subject-specific experiences from and lessons for Africa are also presented. Contributions: Promoting the visibility of African scholarship through access to appropriate technology (Denis Asiimwe Katebire); Online journals and the visibility of science in Africa (Williams E. Nwagwu); Electronic journals in Africa: challenges and promises (Olayiwola Bello and Williams E. Nwagwu); Challenges in publishing the Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences online (Augustine O. Ejiogu and Chinedum U. Nwajiuba); Terroirs et internet: la construction d'une présence internationale à l'épreuve des pesanteurs locales (Parfait D. Akana); Trends in long-term preservation of digital information: challenges and possible solutions for Africa (Segomotse M. Keakpopa); Aluka: developing digital scholarly collections from and about Africa (Siro Masinde and Rahim S. Rajan); Open access and the public interest in copyright (Enyinna S. Nwauche); Un dispositif d'appui à l'édition scientifique en ligne (Didier Odilo et Véronique Pierre). Bibliogr., sum. in English and French. [ASC Leiden abstract]