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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Founded in 1954 by Hugh Tracey, ILAM is the greatest repository of African music in the world. A research institution devoted to the study of music and oral arts in Africa, it preserves thousands of historical recordings going back to 1929 and supports contemporary fieldwork. It is currently digitizing its collections. Its journal, African Music, is nearly into its fourth decade. ... [according to site editor's information]
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 AMP began in 1978 with four years of work to develop a print compendium, Africa on Film and Videotape, 1982. The compendium lists several thousand productions and provides reviews of more than 700 films and videos, reviewed systematically by African graduate students and American specialists on each country.
In 2002 the African Media Program offers an on-line comprehensive reference guide to approximately 10,000 films, videos, and other audiovisual materials concerning Africa (both Sub-Saharan and North Africa). It includes film and video productions made in Africa and around the world.
This new database incorporates and updates material contained in the 1982 print compendium, adds many new reviews, and provides as complete a citation as possible from a wide variety of sources. ... [according to site editor's information]
Africa-Wide Information (formerly NiPAD) (NISC Information Publications and African Databases), the central data base for African Studies, contains a multitude of separate data bases and important library catalogues. The access is subject to a fee, unless the institute from which you are connecting from has a license for NiPAD. Please check the conditions of access on site. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Database: The data was gathered as part of a lexicostatistical survey of about 100 Tanzanian languages undertaken in the early 1970s by Derek Nurse, Gérard Philippson and a team from the Department of Foreign Languages and Linguistics of the University of Dar es Salaam. [according to site editor's information]
The Cinémathèque Afrique is run by the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs. It provides more than 500 African movie, animated movies, documentaries etc. as from the 1960s onwards to social, cultural or educational organisations. There are 700 archived films more which are subject to special conditions for lending. You have access to the data base where you can search for titles, film makers, country, language, year or genre. Furthermore, you can dowland the catalogue of the 500 films that can be borrowed as a pdf-document. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
AfricaBib is the culmination of twenty-five years of Africana research.The site consists of three bibliographic databases covering Africana periodical literature (Bibliography of Africana Periodical Literature Database), African Women's literature (African Women's Database) and the Women Travelers Bibliographical Database (Women Travelers, Explorers and Missionaries to Africa: 1763-2004: A Comprehensive English Language Bibliography). Everything is free of charge.
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