We had the pleasure of meeting Fati Abubakar yesterday in our library, with enough time to engage in conversation together with a colleague about the value of photography, the role of archival collections for historical scholarship, and a chance to look at some individual slides (marveling at the intensity that Kodachrome film continues to bring […]

The US African Studies Association in partnership with the National Humanities Alliance is organizing support for the many important programs of the National Endowment for the Humanities. As the linked site above states, in light of the fact that the Trump Administration will be shaping its budget request over the coming months with broad input…we […]

Carl Straumsheim of Inside Higher Ed reported today that Beall’s list of Predatory Publishers is no longer available online, disappearing from the Internet on Sunday January 15, 2017 without comment or explanation. Jeffrey Beall, scholarly communications librarian at the University of Colorado at Denver, created the lists in 2008. They grew to include thousands of journals and publishers […]

The African Studies Quarterly announces publication of Vol. 16, nos. 3-4 available online (http://asq.africa.ufl.edu/current-issue/). This special issue guest-edited by Agnes Ngoma Leslie (University of Florida) focuses on the theme “China-Africa Relations: Political and Economic Engagement and Media Strategies.” It includes diverse perspectives on the topic including authors from Africa, China, Europe, and the US. The table of contents is listed […]

Newly available from the series Palgrave Studies of Entrepreneurship in Africa is an ebook edited by Bitange Ndemo and Tim Weiss on “what powers the globally celebrated Kenyan success stories of the likes of the iHub , BRCK , M-Pesa and M-Kopa, all of whom have been instrumental in playing out Kenya’s tech narrative on an international stage.” […]

We are deeply saddened by news of a catastrophic loss at this Nigerian academic library (along with other university offices, computer labs, student records, and the electronic library). Exams have been postponed, according to news reports. “There was a serious fire incident at the Library Complex, Naraguta Campus, University off [sic] Jos on Saturday 8th October, 2016.” […]

From H-Net The British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme: Call for applications by Jody Butterworth The Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library is now accepting grant applications for the next round of funding. Detailed information on the timetable, criteria, eligibility and application procedures is available on the Programme’s website. The deadline for receipt of preliminary grant […]