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Title:African studies in the digital age: DisConnects?
Editors:Barringer, TerryISNI
Wallace, MarionISNI
Damen, JosISNI
Year:2014
Pages:262
Language:English
City:Leiden
Publisher:Brill
ISBN:9004272305; 9789004272309; 9789004279148
Geographic terms:Africa
Eritrea
Sudan
Uganda
Zimbabwe
Subjects:African studies
electronic resources
archives
conference papers (form)
2012
Abstract:This volume was published to mark the 50th anniversary of SCOLMA, the UK Libraries and Archives Group on Africa. It is the result of a two-day conference held in Oxford in 2012. Two chapters were especially commissioned for the book, those by Hartmut Bergenthum and Mirjam de Bruijn and Walter Gam Nkwi. Contributions: Introduction (Terry Barringer, Jos Damen, Peter Limb and Marion Wallace). Part 1, Access, research and researchers: African studies in the digital age: challenges for research and national libraries (Ian Cooke and Marion Wallace); Dazzled by digital? Research environments in African universities and their implications for the use of digital resources (Jonathan Harle); Data, data everywhere, but not a byte to think: the pitfalls of increased access to digital resources in university history departments in Zimbabwe (Diana Jeater); Improving digital collection access with simple search engine optimisation strategies (Daniel A. Reboussin and Laurie N. Taylor). Part 2, Archives and memory: Building futures: the role of digital collections in shaping national identity in Africa (Rebecca Kahn and Simon Tanner); The West African manuscript heritage: challenges of the digital revolution in a research economy (Amidu Sanni); Recovering the African printed past: virtually re-membering a dispersed collection in Eritrea (Massimo Zaccaria); Archives and the past: cataloguing and digitisation in Uganda's archives (Edgar C. Taylor, Ashley Brooke Rockenbach and Natalie Bond); 'Life is so summarised': society's memory in the digital age in Africa (Mirjam de Bruijn and Walter Gam Nkwi). Part 3, Building on digital: African newspapers in the online world: information gains and losses (Hartmut Bergenthum); Viewing 'Africa through a lens': using digitisation and online tools at the National Archives (UK) to widen audience reach (Jenni Orme); The integration of historical cartography into the present day: the Darfur case (Lucia Lovison-Golob). Concluding remarks (Peter Limb). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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