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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 RaphaĆ«l 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/

 

Call for Papers ‘Document to Digital: How does Digitisation Aid African Research?’ SCOLMA Annual Conference 2017

SCOLMA’s annual conference will take place on Monday 11 September 2017 at the National Library of Scotland and have the theme ‘Document to Digital: How does Digitisation Aid African Research?’. The Call for Papers can be seen at http://scolma.org/event/scolma-annual-conference-2017-document-to-digital-how-does-digitisation-aid-african-research-call-for-papers/ and abstracts are invited by 24 April 2017.