Africa Centre to close for refurbishment
The Africa Centre will be closing as of July 31st for the start of its refurbishment programme. The Centre will be closed for a period of 18 months to 3 years, but the listings will remain intact for the future.
News from INASP (International Network for the Availability of
INASP is delighted to announce that it has been invited to administer the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Access to Learning Award 2007. The award, now in its seventh year, recognises excellence and achievement in providing no-cost access to information through the utilisation of new information technologies in an innovative way.
To read the full press release go to http://www.inasp.info/news/12052006.shtml
For more information on the Access to Learning Awards see http://www.inasp.info/ldp/awards/ and http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Libraries/InternationalLibraryInitiatives/AccessLearningAward/default.htm
News from JSTOR http://www.jstor.org/about/africa/openafrica.html
As part of JSTOR's mission to create an archive of scholarly literature and extend access to the archive as broadly as possible, we are proud to announce that JSTOR has adopted a plan to waive participation fees for any academic or not-for-profit institution on the continent of Africa. This plan affects new participants, as well as institutions that currently participate in JSTOR.
Note: This program will begin on July 1, 2006.
Access will be for the entire JSTOR archive, including all content
added to the archive during the period of participation.
Information about each collection may be found at Currently
Available Collections and Journals
Access to JSTOR is provided via the Internet, using IP addresses that are authorized at the institution to have that access. An institution must have stable IP addresses in order to participate in this program. JSTOR will not be offering password-based access to Open Africa participants.
Open Africa participants are required to take the JSTOR Network
Current JSTOR participants will receive a pro-rated refund for any fees paid to JSTOR in 2006, with participation fees waived from that point forward. Annual Access Fees paid in 2006 will be refunded on a prorated basis from July 1, and Archive Capital Fees paid in 2006 will be refunded fully. Fees paid to JSTOR prior to 2006 will not be refunded.
JSTOR will be waiving the standard access fees (the Archive Capital Fee and the Annual Access Fee) to the archive to any institution from a country on the continent of Africa.
Participation fees will be waived for a minimum of three years, and will remain waived for as long as economic conditions in the institutions and within the country dictate, at which point JSTOR will evaluate whether conditions or circumstances have changed significantly enough to warrant a change in policy.
For more information about JSTOR's Open Africa Program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mary Watson wins 2006 Caine Prize
Also on the shortlist were: Sefi Atta (Nigeria), for "The Last Trip", from Chimurenga 8, 2006 Darrel Bristow-Bovey (South Africa), for "A Joburg Story", from African Compass - New Writing from Southern Africa 2005, Spearhead, 2005. Muthoni Garland (Kenya), for "Tracking the Scent of My Mother", from Seventh Street Alchemy: A Selection of Writings from the Caine Prize for African Writing 2004, Jacana Media, 2005. Laila Lalami (Morocco), for "The Fanatic", from Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2005.
The Caine Prize, awarded annually for African creative writing, is named after the late Sir Michael Caine, former Chairman of Booker plc and Chairman of the Boker Prize management committee for nearly 25 years. The Prize is awarded for a short story by an African writer, published in English (whether in Africa or elsewhere).
Mary Watson's Moss is distributed by Central Books Ltd. www.centralbooks.co/uk/acatalog/search.html
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