SCOLMA: The UK Libraries and Archives Group on Africa – Conference in Oxford,UK – 25–26 June 2012 – Call for papers.
One page abstracts warmly welcomed on the following themes (across all subjects) but are not limited to them. Papers in French are welcome if a summary is provided in English.
- How scholars, researchers, librarians and archivists use digitised resources
- How African studies is changing, and the place of the digital revolution in these changes.
- Access to, selection of, and training in the use of digital resources in the library context. Are resources under-used?
- To pay or not to pay? How easy is it for researchers to find subscription e-resources? And for libraries to fund them?
- What is the balance of free and charged resources in the research process? How well do the models for making e-resources available in Africa work?
- How well does user consultation work?
- Access to the technology that underpins e-resources
- Digital scholarship: are scholars in African studies using digital collections to generate new intellectual products?
- The impact of mobile phone technology on African studies.
- How patchy is the creation of digital resources, and what – and who – is being left behind?Language in Africa and new technology.
Please send your abstract to: Lucy McCann, SCOLMA Secretary Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel.:+44 (0)1865 270908
Thanks to Jonathan Harle, Association of Commonweatlh Universities Library & Information Network for alerting us to this conference.