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Bookings open for SCOLMA’s ‘Document to Digital’ conference

Bookings are now being taken for SCOLMA’s annual conference which will take place at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh on Monday 11th September 2017. The theme is ‘Document to Digital: how does digitisation aid African research?’ and speakers from Africa, Europe, the USA and the UK will consider projects which have digitised archives, photographs, grey literature and rare publications and how they have been used for academic research and wider accessibility. The keynote speaker is Jody Butterworth from the Endangered Archives Programme which, working with local partners, provides grants for the digitisation of archives which are at risk around the world.

 

The conference programme and registration form can be found at http://scolma.org/event/scolma-annual-conference-2017-document-to-digital-how-does-digitisation-aid-african-research-call-for-papers/ .

‘Book Donation Programmes for Africa’: ARD Opens Debate

No. 127 of SCOLMA’s journal African Research and Documentation has been published and contains a major article by Hans Zell and Raphaël Thierry on book donation programmes in anglophone and francophone Africa. The authors examine current book donation practices, profiling leading book donation organisations in the UK, the Netherlands, the USA and South Africa, and ask whether they adhere to collection development guidelines and meet the needs of recipients, and what their impact is on local publishers and book traders. It is hoped that the article will open debate and responses and feedback are invited.

http://scolma.org/category/ard/

 

African Research and Documentation 127 – 2015, Contents

Articles

From the Editor

Hans Zell and Raphaël Thierry

Book Donation Programmes for Africa: time for a reappraisal? Two perspectives.

Part I: Book Donation Programmes in English-speaking Africa by Hans Zell

Part II: Le don de livre, mais à quel prix, et en échange de quoi? Un regard sur le don de livre en afrique francophone by Raphaël Thierry

Abstract in English

Book Reviews

The Politics of Heritage in Africa: economies, histories and infrastructures, edited by Derek Peterson, Kodzo Gavua and Ciraj Rassool. Sarah Longair.

A History of Modern Librarianship: constucting the heritage of Western cultures edited by Pamela Spence Richards, Wayne A. Wiegand and Marija Dalbello. John McIlwaine.