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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.

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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.

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.