African studies libraries: background to U.S. organization and initiatives and prospects for international cooperative projects : paper delivered at the German – North American resources project conference, 5 – 7 October 2006 ; [Vortrag am 6th Frankfurt scientific symposium, GNARP und wie sie die Welt sieht: Aussichten transatlantischer Partnerschaft im digitalen Zeitalter: 5.10.2006 - 7.10.2006]

  • The paper will provide a brief background to the history of the organization and cooperative efforts of African studies librarians in the United States including their efforts at international cooperation. Particular emphasis will be placed on the current opportunities for improved cooperation as digitization activities increase. Examples will include the DISA and Aluka initiatives and well as the Timbuktu manuscript digitization project at the Center for Research Libraries. Particular emphasis will placed on the possibilities for German-North American cooperation in the area of digital projects of historical photographs given the extensive collections held at Northwestern and Frankfurt.

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Author:David L. Easterbrook
Place of publication:Frankfurt am Main
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2006/11/03
Year of first Publication:2006
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2006/11/03
Page Number:9
Institutes:Zentrale Einrichtung / Universitätsbibliothek
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 02 Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaften / 020 Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaften
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht