Africana Resources and Collections: Three Decades of Development and Achievement - A Festschrift in Honor of Hans Panofsky

Africana Resources and Collections: Three Decades of Development and Achievement - A Festschrift in Honor of Hans Panofsky

by Julian W. Witherell
     
 

This collection of original studies by African collections specialists in major American libraries provides insights into the development of Africana_materials from or about Africa_in the US_and into the achievements of librarians in this country in promoting and facilitating scholarship on sub-Saharan regions. Contributors: Abraham Demoz, Moore Crossey, David

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This collection of original studies by African collections specialists in major American libraries provides insights into the development of Africana_materials from or about Africa_in the US_and into the achievements of librarians in this country in promoting and facilitating scholarship on sub-Saharan regions. Contributors: Abraham Demoz, Moore Crossey, David L. Easterbrook, Elizabeth A. Widenmann, Beverly A. Gray, Gretchen Walsh, John Bruce Howell, Janet L. Stanley, Nancy J. Schmidt, Joseph J. Lauer, David Henige, Yvette Scheven, and Dorothy C. Woodson. With author/subject/title index to the entire volume.

Editorial Reviews

RQ
The editor has succeeded in gathering together an exquisite collection of essays covering the past, present, and, to some extent, the future of Africana librarianship in a factual, highly informative, and interesting manner...a valuable source of information for Africana librarians and is highly recommended for academic libraries and African studies collections.
Third World Libraries
The essays...are...of uniform excellence, both in content and style....a fitting honor for a librarian/curator who has made such an outstanding contribution to the profession...
Library Quarterly
The list of contributors to this volume reads like an informal who's who of African librarians...Taken as a whole, this collection of essays does no less than give us the 'state of the art' as of the end of 1988.
Rq
The editor has succeeded in gathering together an exquisite collection of essays covering the past, present, and, to some extent, the future of Africana librarianship in a factual, highly informative, and interesting manner...a valuable source of information for Africana librarians and is highly recommended for academic libraries and African studies collections.
The Library Quarterly
The list of contributors to this volume reads like an informal who's who of African librarians...Taken as a whole, this collection of essays does no less than give us the 'state of the art' as of the end of 1988.
Booknews
Comprises studies on the bibliographic control of various collections (e.g., films, museum materials, publications in African languages), background information on interlibrary cooperation, and an essay on improved online access to Africa-related materials in undergraduate collection. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810822399
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/1989
Pages:
265
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 8.74(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author

Julian W. Witherell, Chief, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress, has been associated with the Library's African studies programs for 28 years. A prolific bibliographer, he has compiled eight _ guides to materials on sub-Saharan topics, including The United States and Africa, 1785-1975, for which he won the African Studies Association's Conover-Porter Award for bibliographic achievement.

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