Africana collections online : serving African studies in Germany

The Frankfurt University Library possesses one of the outstanding Africana Collections in continental Europe; its regional anddisciplinary scope is unique in Germany. Today about 5,000 new acquisitions a year have accumu
The Frankfurt University Library possesses one of the outstanding Africana Collections in continental Europe; its regional anddisciplinary scope is unique in Germany. Today about 5,000 new acquisitions a year have accumulated over 200,000 items on Africa south of the Sahara. Some 50,000 historical and rare photographs are fully digitized and freely accessible. Together with a collection of around 18,000 books stemming from the collections of the German Colonial Society at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century they constitute the historical foundations of the collection. Recently the University Library Frankfurt and the library of the GIGA Institute of African Affairs, Hamburg, started the project ilissAfrica (internet library sub-Saharan Africa), a central subject gateway for online resources and a powerful tool for bibliographic research. These new services will be indispensable for researchers and librarians of African Studies and will promote African studies worldwide.
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Author:Hartmut Bergenthum
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-48654
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2007/09/07
Year of first Publication:2007
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Contributing Corporation:Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG
Release Date:2007/09/07
Tag:Afrikanistik ; Bibliothek ; Deutschland ; Frankfurt <Main> / Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg / Abteilung Afrika
Source:IFLA-Tagung, 19. - 23. August 2007, Durban, Südafrika
HeBIS PPN:190306432
Contributor:Stecklina, Isabel [Graph.] ; Vas, Christian [Fotograf]
Institutes:Universitätsbibliothek
Dewey Decimal Classification:020 Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaften
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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