Published in dual print and electronic formats, this is a new edition of a much acclaimed reference source that brings together a wide range of sources of information in the African studies field, covering both print and electronic sources. It evaluates the best online resources, the major general reference tools in print format, current bibliographies and indexing services, biographical, cartographic, statistical and economic resources, as well as film and video resources.
These essays by noted Area Studies specialists at a number of US research libraries serve as a practical and theoretical guide to university and college administrators, library directors and heads of collection development, as well as selection practitioners who work to create foreign-language collections for research libraries. The volume constitutes a general introduction for new practitioners and even the most experienced Area Studies librarians will find useful practical advice for reviewing and refining their existing collecting practices. Coverage includes East Asia, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Africa, South Asia and the Romance language areas of Europe, as well as the German/Nordic/Netherlandic countries. Each essay presents the Area Studies topic in question from an historical perspective and provides background on its present status and anticipated future development. Special emphasis is placed on the techniques of both print and digital collecting and on the assessment methods by which collection strengths and future needs are determined. Guidelines for expenditures for both collections and collateral activities such as providing access and preservation are provided, and contributors also supply extensive documentation for the burgeoning array of online digital resources which have emerged in the past decade. The volume editors, Dan C. Hazen (Harvard) and James H. Spohrer (University of California, Berkeley), also provide a general introduction to the topic and a detailed summary of current cooperative activities in Area Studies collecting.
Print Culture in Southern Africa is concerned with the institutions and processes informing textual production, circulation and consumption in the region, over a broad historical period from the late 18th century to the present day. The book is organised around three closely related themes. Firstly, it presents original research into the formation of reading publics and the impact of reading cultures, by uncovering obscure but important reading communities and circuits of book distribution and reception. A second theme is the relationship between print and politics, with a particular focus on the networks of power: how control over the production and circulation of printed books has shaped literary and cultural development. The third theme is transnational print culture, and how the control exercised by publishers in Europe and America has shaped literature and society in southern Africa. Drawing together interdisciplinary research and diverse methodologies, the collection encompasses a range of perspectives, including literary studies, anthropology, publishing studies, the history of the book and art history, and many of the chapters are based on previously unexamined archives and collections. The volume contributes to current debates and opens up new and exciting ways of furthering the study of postcolonial literature and African book history. The chapters included in this book were originally published in the Journal of Southern African Studies.
The sixteen chapters in this book form a Festschrift in honour of Henry Chakava, the distinguished Kenyan publisher. With a Forward by Tanzanian publisher Walter Bgoya , his long-time collaborator in furthering the causes of independent African publishing, the topics cover the full range of issues in which he has been central over more than forty years. His notable achievements include the first local buy-out of a British multinational publishing house, being one of the founders of African Books Collective and the African Publishers' Network, and participation in international counsels such as the Bellagio Publishing Network. Amongst the contributors are prominent Kenyan authors Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Simon Gikandi and Micere Githae Mugo; Kenyan colleagues from the book trade world; close collaborators in Uganda and Nigeria, and some international colleagues. The greatest range of the contributors are from within Africa. There are subject specific chapters on such issues as training, copyright, publishing in the digital age, and an overview of publishing at Codesria including the vexed issue of marginalisation of African language publishing.
This third edition of the Reference Guide to Africa explains the most important resources for the study of the continent of Africa. It contains a general sources section and a larger disciplinary oriented section. All sources are annotated.
Charting the growth of publishing in Sub-Saharan Africa, this comprehensive annotated bibliography covers all segments of the book industries, book marketing and distribution, and the retail book trade on the continent. There are also a substantial number of citations on more specialist areas of publishing, such as children's book publishing, journals and magazine publishing, scholarly publishing, and there are sections on complementary aspects of book development, such as authors and publishing copyright, the reading habit, and national book policies.
Discover how to meet the challenges of increasing your library's international publications through digital networks and large shared resource networks with other research libraries! Scholarship, Research Libraries, and Global Publishing reveals a four-year study conducted by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) that shows a tremendous decrease in US and Canadian ARL libraries’international publication acquisitions in a time when North American universities are becoming increasingly global and need to maintain collections of foreign articles. This intense study reflects these trends and provides solutions for increasing acquisitions by studying the use of computers and communications technology to help libraries redesign their methods of service. As a professional in the library science field, you will gain a deeper understanding of making electronic information available to patrons and other libraries and help to keep your library current and proficient in today's high-tech world of digital information. In Scholarship, Research Libraries, and Global Publishing, you will discover how you can increase your library's international publications by sharing the work and expense of acquiring foreign materials among a large number of research libraries and making these materials broadly available to scholars everywhere by electronic networks. From this book, you will learn about the obstacles facing each and the necessary steps to overcome them. Some of the challenges you will gain expertise in handling are: understanding the current trends in output of international publications, price forecasts, and the impact of electronic publishing in acquiring foreign publications identifying foreign materials that are collection priorities by discipline securing understandings with copyright holders to avoid intellectual property issues negotiating agreements between universities to shoulder the financial burdens of an extended collection refocusing the expectations of faculty about where and how they will find the books, journals, and other important library materials discussing and making changes to the acquisition process with scholars, librarians, presidents, provosts, and publishers Scholarship, Research Libraries, and Global Publishing provides tips and advice on how to provide cost-effective information. You will develop a clearer understanding of the forces influencing the ability of North American research libraries to build and maintain collections of publications produced outside the United States. From Scholarship, Research Libraries, and Global Publishing you will receive proven, effective methods to help increase the availability of international publications in your library in order to best serve your patrons.