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SCOLMA AGM 2017

SCOLMA

(UK Libraries and Archives Group on Africa)

 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2017

The 2017 AGM will be held at the National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW, at 1.30p.m. on Monday 11th September 2017 during the annual conference, ”Document to Digital: How does Digitisation Aid African Research?’.

AGENDA

1. Approval of the Minutes of the 54th AGM (posted on our website http://scolma.org )

2. Report of the Chair 2016/2017 (Lucy McCann).

3. Financial Statement and approval of audited accounts (Alison Metcalfe).

Appointment of auditor

4. Appointment of Officers and Committee.

The following nominations have been received:

Officers:

Chair – Lucy McCann, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Secretary – Sarah Rhodes, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Treasurer – Alison Metcalfe, National Library of Scotland

Editor – Terry Barringer (individual member)

Web manager – Jenni Skinner (African Studies Library, Cambridge)

Programme secretary – Dan Gilfoyle, The National Archives

Development officer – [vacant]

 

Elected

Laurence Byrne, Senate House Library (elected 2016)

Pat Hewitt, Robert Sainsbury Library, University of East Anglia (elected 2016)

Barbara Spina (individual member) (elected 2015)

Nicky Sugar (Bristol Record Office)

 

Co-opted

Marion Wallace, The British Library

Dawn Wright, SOAS Library

 

ASAUK reps: Stephanie Kitchen, International African Institute, and Toby Green, King’s College London.

5. Nomination of Peter Limb as an honorary member of SCOLMA

6. Any other business

 

Secretary:  Sarah Rhodes, Email sarah.rhodes@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

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/