Tag Archives: Resources

Digitization of the Infa Yattara Family Library’s Timbuktu manuscripts

Dr. Ian Straughn of Brown University provides a glimpse into his work in Bamako, Mali to preserve manuscript cultural heritage materials through a pilot award (EAP913) from the Endangered Archives Programme of the British Library. The libraries of Timbuktu, and the abundance of centuries-old manuscripts they contain, have consistently attracted the attention of international media during the past five years. […]

Remembering Jan Vansina

The African Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has created a tribute page where people can share stories and memories of the late trailblazing historian Jan Vansina, who died on February 8, 2017 in Madison. The Center for Research Libraries Cooperative Africana Materials Project (CAMP) has preserved several of Jan Vansina’s research note collections and […]

Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2016

We’ve reported on (well, linked to) Beale‘s work here for a few years now (since Feb. 2013). This important resource for scholars seeking reliable Open Access journals (and working to avoid potential pitfalls) continues to attract much attention according to our site statistics, so it’s a great pleasure to provide this year’s update today. Beall’s List of Predatory […]


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2016 CONOVER-PORTER AWARD FOR AFRICANA BIBLIOGRAPHY OR REFERENCE WORK Nominations close: 1 March 2016 The Africana Librarians Council a coordinate organization of the African Studies Association (U.S.) seeks nominations for the biennial Conover-Porter Award for excellence in Africana bibliography or reference work. The Conover-Porter Award is the most prestigious award for published works […]

Toolkit for Identifying Best Practices on Human Rights Documentation

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Proposals from individuals and organizations interested in designing and implementing a project that will define aspects of human rights documentation overseas, including the development of a toolkit to guide civil society organizations and other stakeholders working in this area. This project will […]

Wikipedia Library

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 […]

Research4Life: no-fee access to journal articles

Document Delivery Now Available free of copyright fees to registered Research4Life Institutions in the UN’s 48 Least Developed Countries In 2001 Elsevier became one of the six founding partners of the HINARI programme, a public-private partnership launched by leading medical publishers with the World Health Organisation. The goal was to bridge the digital divide by […]