African Research & Documentation

The journal of the Standing Conference on Library Materials in Africa (SCOLMA). It is published three times a year.

Articles from No. 111, 2009

Africa at Ifla 2009
This continues the regular series of annual reports on African related activities at the annual IFLA conferences that have appeared In ARD since the early 1990s. Its most recent predecessors are "Africa at IFLA 2008 (Quebec City)", ARD, 106 (2008), pp.91-97...
A Guide to Africanist Research in the Archive of the American Baptist Historical Society
IntroductionAfricanist scholars seeking archives on Africa and Africans often travel back to the continent to conduct research, or more commonly, to the various repositories of former colonial powers in Western Europe to find their information. However,...
Cataloguing Africana: The Case for the Integration of Onomastics into Training Programs
IntroductionCataloguing principles and the rules that evolve from them have not been devised in a cognitive vacuum. The evolution took place in a Western cultural context and inevitably presents the problem of biases. When these cataloguing rules are...
Cheetah Racing Remembered: An Exploration through the Sources
On the last four pages of Nigel Pavitf s photographic history of Kenya: a country in the making (reviewed in ARD 107, pp.55-56) are a series of pictures of Kenyan settler Raymond Hook catching and training cheetahs before bringing them to England in...
Greatest Emancipations: How the West Abolished Slavery
Greatest Emancipations: how the West abolished Slavery, by Jim Powell. Basingstoke, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. 284 pp. ISBN 978-0-23060592-3. £17.99.For thousands of years slavery went largely unchallenged in principle. Then, in under two centuries,...
Learning Abroad: A History of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
Learning Abroad: A History of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan, by Hilary Perraton. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Pubhshing, 2009. vi + 232pp. ISBN 1-4438-0600-5. £39.99.The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP), has enabled...
Libraries and Information Services: Towards the Attainment of the UN Millennium Development Goals
Libraries and Information Services: towards the attainment of the UN Millennium Development Goals; edited by Benson Njobvu and Sjoerd Koopman (IFLA PubUcations 134). München: K.G. Saur, 2008. 224 pp. ISBN 9783598220401. EUR 79,95 (EUR 73,50 for IFLA...
Publishing, Books and Reading in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Critical Bibliography
Publishing, Books and Reading in Sub-Saharan Africa: a critical bibliography, by Hans M. Zell. Lochcarron: Hans Zell, 2008. xlix + 712 pp. ISBN 13: 9780954102951. £130, print and online, online access bundled with print.Hans Zell's book, Publishing,...
Sources of Literature on Nigerian Visual Art since 1960: History, Potentialities and Constraints
AbstractA major constraint to the study of the visual arts as a school subject in Nigeria today is the dearth of art literature such as learned journals and textbooks. Several factors have also contributed to this problem. It is the objective of this...
Victorian Literature and Postcolonial Studies
Victorian Literature and Postcolonial Studies, by Patrick Brantlinger. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009. xxi + 180 pp. ISBN (hardback) 9780748633036, £60, ISBN (paperback) 9780748633043, £19.99.Few people would seem to be more qualified to...
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