Interest in Africa continues to grow in all facets, from education to development, human rights, engineering, politics, commerce, and health among others. Information – the common denominator among these topics – has become a highly sought-after commodity. Available in diverse locations and formats, it is necessary that information seekers – and, more importantly, information professionals – have knowledge of and access to establishments that are bearers of this information.
This program will highlight both distinguished and little-known (yet essential) Africana collections from different parts of the world. The speakers will discuss the scope of their collections and how these collections may be made available and accessible to users beyond their primary clientele. It is anticipated that these conversations will lead to new institutional partnerships and collaborations on access, acquisition, digitization, and lending practices, while simultaneously opening up new research possibilities for information seekers of all kinds.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.