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New book from SCOLMA on African Studies in the Digital Age

SCOLMA’s new book, African Studies in the Digital Age: Disconnects?, was launched at the conference of the African Studies Association (UK) in September 2014.

This collection of essays, published by Brill, is a timely and incisive analysis of the impact of the digital revolution on African Studies, and includes contributions by librarians, archivists and scholars across three continents.

African Studies in the Digital Age: DisConnects? is edited by Terry Barringer, independent scholar, and Marion Wallace, British Library, London, with Jos Damen, Lucy McCann, John McIlwaine, John Pinfold and Sarah Rhodes.

The work seeks to understand the complex changes brought about by the digital revolution. The editors have brought together librarians, archivists, researchers and academics from three continents to analyse the creation and use of digital research resources and archives in and about Africa. The volume reveals new opportunities for research, teaching and access, as well as potential problems and digital divides. Published under the aegis of SCOLMA (the UK Libraries and Archives Group on Africa), this new work is a major step forward in understanding the impact of the Internet Age for the study of Africa, in and beyond the continent.

Contributors are: Terry Barringer, Hartmut Bergenthum, Natalie Bond, Mirjam de Bruijn, Ian Cooke, Jos Damen, Jonathan Harle, Diana Jeater, Rebecca Kahn, Peter Limb, Lucia Lovison-Golob, Walter Gam Nkwi, Jenni Orme, Daniel A. Reboussin, Ashley Rockenbach, Amidu Sanni, Simon Tanner, Edgar C. Taylor, Laurie N. Taylor, Marion Wallace, Massimo Zaccaria

To buy copies from SCOLMA at the special price of £25, please contact Ian Cooke, SCOLMA’s subscriptions manager.



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