ESAT A&L Bibliography A

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African Digital Repository

The African Digital Repository (or ADR) is a central repository for records harvested from the institutional repositories of a number of Southern African and African institutions. Links to the full text are included. It was created as part of the broader Sabinet network of resources.

See also Sabinet

The African Digital Library

The African Digital Library (or ADL) is a collection of electronic books (eBooks) that can be accessed and used free-of-charge by any person living on the African continent. Individuals can access the library from any PC that is connected to the Internet in Africa.

Established by Ebsco Information Services[1] in November 1999, in collaboration with NetLibrary, an existing international ebook platform that already had a large collection of about 200, 000 ebooks from 500 publishers available in 17, 000 sites worldwide, in order to develop a digital library that is available free-of-charge, to residents and institutions of Africa, for academic and business use.

The project's aim was to facilitate access to library resources without the expense of developing and maintaining a physical infrastructure, by establishing a public digital library for people living and learning on the African continent. The library comprises a collection of books and other resources, in digital format, that are accessible through the Internet.

In 2010 NetLibrary was fully acquired by Ebsco Information Services and the African Digital Library's collections are now accessible via the Ebsco platforms[2].

Sources

http://www.africandl.org.za/about.htm

https://www.ebsco.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EBSCO_Information_Services

The Ar(t)chive

Project started in 2012 as an independent initiative by filmmaker and writer Jessica Denyschen, and formally established as The Ar(t)chive by Jessica Denyschen and Adrienne Sichel at the at the WITS School of Arts. The mandate of the archive is to collect, collate and make available to the dance and research sector a range of materials which have never before been accessible to the public. They also host annual events related to the dance and movement industry.

In September 2015 they collaborated with Christo Doherty, the Director of the Fak'Ugesi Digital Arts Festival in Braamfontein Johannesburg, on a special edition "Dance in Technology" Programme.


See further the Ar(t)chive website at: http://theartchive.co.za/index.html

Sources

http://theartchive.co.za/index.html

Correspondence from Jessica Denyschen, 8 January, 2015 (Ar(t)chive Project Manager)

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African Digital Repository, Navtech, SACat, SANB (South African National Bibliography), Subsidie and UCTD (the Union Catalogue for Theses and Dissertations)