Small data base about culture and arts in Africa. You can search for specific fields like music, fashion, literature, cooking, architecture, painting, sculpture, design, etc; for geographic regions or for culture and arts during a specific period of time. Furthermore there is a small glossary of termes used in arts and culture. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The data base currently offers about 15,000 entries about persons in the field of African art, including dealers and the like. For non-members only the search for persons and exhibitions is available. Unfortunately, you can not search or browse by country, profession or the like as the search engine only searches in the person's name and not in the whole entry for the person. That means that, in fact, you have to know the name of the person you are looking for in advance. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The library of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, which offers many documents as full text documents, is one of the biggest scientific libraries with focus on German and international trade unions (history and present day), politics, parties, contemporary and social history.
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Gallica is the virtual library of the National Library of France. Through its African collection you have access to the accounts, photographs etc of travellers to / exploreres of Africa. The virtual library holds 900 text documents (partly whole books in full text), 30 journals, 80 maps, 20 hours auf audio material and 6,500 photographs. In the year 2002, furthermaterial was meant to be added. You have four possibilities of access: free search of the catalogue, browsing via geography, topic and journals.
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Subject gateway on the Region Africa as part of the Open Directory Project. This is one of the largest human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a global community of volunteer editors. The Open Directory was founded in the spirit of the Open Source movement, and is the only major directory that is 100% free. DMOZ is an acronym for Directory Mozilla. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Homepage of the Universidade Jean Piaget de Cabo Verde in the capital Praia on the island of Santiago. Under "biblioteca digital" you will find many full text documents, three scans of the journal Revista Certeza (1944-1945) and one scan of its successor Boletim dos Alunos do Liceu Gil Eanes (1959). [editors ilissAfrica]
This site introduces to a software built up by the University of Waikato (New Zealand). The software enbales institutions to build up their own digital libraries. The site furthermore links to projects that implemented the software successfully, some of them in Africa (projects see table of contents). You will find many fulltext documents in those repositories, among others, many theses and dissertations from the respective universities. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The BULAC is a major project to unite - if possible - all French scientific libraries and resources about languages and cultures around the world into one building and one catalogue. Hitherto, 22 libraries (see list of partners on the homepage) and 373,147 bibliographical data have been integrated. About 600,000 data will be subject to retrospective conversion, half of them in non latin letters, which will be a focus and advantage of the new library. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
"The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg established Historical Papers in 1966. We are a unique, and accessible hub for human rights research situated in the William Cullen Library of the University of the Witwatersrand (...). Today we house over 3000 separate collections of historical, political and cultural importance. Historical Papers is one of the largest and most comprehensive independent archives in Southern Africa." This site provides you with the bibliographical data of many of these collections.
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