From the Musings about librarianship blog, by Aaron Tay, Senior Librarian, National University of Singapore Libraries Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014: How academic libraries may change when Open Access becomes the norm The writer (who isn’t an Open Access advocate) predicts that the “nearly unstoppable” trend which “is going to have a great impact on how academic libraries […]

The School of Open Africa is a set of collaborative projects among Creative Commons and African educators: School of Open is a global community of volunteers providing free online courses, face-to-face workshops, and innovative training programs on the meaning, application, and impact of “openness” in the digital age. Through School of Open, you can learn how […]

According to research of the Go West Project (Shanghai-based architect Daan Roggeveen and Amsterdam-based journalist Michiel Hulshof): More and more Chinese-made buildings, infrastructure, and urban districts are sprouting up across Africa, and this development is changing the face of the continent’s cities. Read more in Justin Zhuang’s July 8, 2014  at Metropolis Magazine. With thanks to @ProfCaraJones

Through the collaborative efforts of organizations committed to raising awareness of the value and significance of photography in Africa, Debra Hess Norris, chair of the University of Delaware‘s Department of Art Conservation, helped create “Preservation of Photography Patrimonial in Africa (3PA): West African Image Lab,“ a four-day workshop held at the end of April in Benin, […]

Help is available if you would like to improve the content in Wikipedia: the Wikipedia Library helps editors access reliable sources to improve Wikipedia. I am hopeful that African related content will be improved by students and scholars who participate. Libraries are a great place to bring the community together and offer this kind of […]

Searching for Normal in the Wake of the Liberian War, a book by Sharon Alane Abramowitz, is now available in cloth via and in cloth or ebook formats via the U Penn Press. At the end of Liberia’s thirteen-year civil war, the devastated population struggled to rebuild their country and come to terms with their […]

From Sophos Naked Security comes this July 16, 2014 article by Lisa Vaas titled: “‘Hidden from Google’ site remembers the pages Google’s forced to forget.“ So European Union courts have forced Google to forget certain people’s irrelevant or outdated online histories. Within days of the court order going into effect, EU citizens were mobbing Google with […]


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