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‘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/

 

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.

Seminar on ‘Reporting Africa’ on 15 February 2017

Melanie Bunce, senior lecturer in Journalism at City University and co-editor of Africa’s Media Image in the 21st Century, will be speaking on “Reporting Africa: New storytellers, new stories?” on Wednesday 15th February.  The seminar, organised by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Jounalism at the University of Oxford,  will be held in the Barclay Room at Green Templeton College, 43 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HG at 2pm. All are welcome.