“Integrated Information Services in Germany & Europe”, Report in Africa Spectrum 2/2010

Bergenthum, Hartmut / Thomas Siebold (2010), African Studies – Striving for Integrated Information Services: Recent Developments in Germany and Europe, in: Africa Spectrum 45, 2, pp. 109-121.
Retrieved December 22, 2010, from http://hup.sub.uni-hamburg.de/giga/afsp/article/view/331/331
URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:18-4-3317

This report gives an account of the subject gateway ilissAfrica and some digitisation projects (Frobenius Institute, DEVA). It discusses recent European cooperation ventures in the field of librarianship (ELIAS). Finally, the report charts the new developments (e.g. interlibrary loan on e-journals) and services (e.g. Netvibes dashboard, Wiki) in connection with Frankfurt University Library’s special collection “Africa South of the Sahara”, which is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation). They try to address the changing needs of researchers and to handle information overload, while keeping up with the latest developments.


Compare some further publications on ilissAfrica and on the Frankfurt Special Collection:

  • Cohen, Nadia / Thomas Siebold (2009), Recherchieren im digitalen Zeitalter. Virtuelle Fachbibliothek ilissAfrica, in: Periplus. Jahrbuch für außereuropäische Geschichte, 19, 148-151.
  • Bergenthum, Hartmut (2008), „Ozeanien“ und „Afrika südlich der Sahara“. Zwei Sammlungen in der Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main mit bundesweitem Versorgungsauftrag, in: Jahrbuch für europäische Überseegeschichte, 8, 239-252.
  • Bergenthum, Hartmut (2007), Country Presentation Germany, Inaugural Meeting of ELIAS, Leiden, 2007, in: African Research & Documentation, 105, 39-43.
  • Bergenthum, Hartmut (2006), Neues vom Sondersammelgebiet „Afrika südlich der Sahara“, in: Afrika Spectrum, 41, 2, 303-304. (JSTOR Stable URL)
  • Wolcke-Renk, Irmtraud Dietlinde (2004), Afrika südlich der Sahara (SSG 6,31) : aus der Afrika-Abteilung der Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt am Main : Klostermann.

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This is the blog of the internet library sub-saharan Africa (ilissAfrica).

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