Spring Semester, 2005
Tuesday, Thursday 9:30-10:45
Introduction, Discussion of Syllabus (course scope, requirements, etc.), Tour of the 6th floor.
Reading Assignment for Jan. 13th Session:
Jane Guyer, African Studies in the United States: A Perspective, "Introduction" and Chapter I
Hans M. Zell, "Digital Media and African Publishing" The Book and Computer, 12 Nov. 2003.http://www.honco.net/os/index_0310.html
African Studies in the U.S.
Publishing in Africa
Introduction to the Library of Congress Classification System
Selected Recent Electronic Sources
Introduction to the African Studies Collection Website; "Introduction of African-Related Internet Resources," African Affairs, vol. 97, no. 388, July 1998: 401-408.
Search Strategies in:
Annotation due: Jan. 27th, 2004.
Reading Assignment for Jan. 25th Session:
Katrien Polman, “Evaluation of Africa-Related Internet Resources,” African Affairs, vol. 97, no. 388, July 1998: 401-408.
Web-based information versus information from online databases versus print sources. Discussion of results; (Evaluation of Internet sources, Listservs, Newsgroups, etc).
Introduction to Bibliographic Software: EndNote
Online databases-coverage and search strategies; Jian Liu, Reference Librarian.
Meet in LETRS Seminar Room.
Discussion of Course Projects/Topics
Compiling and Evaluating Bibliographies
Assignment: Select and Evaluate a bibliography; due on Feb. 15th, 2004.
Publishing in African Studies
Bibliographies-national, general, trade, and country focused.
Evaluation of Bibliography due.
Subject Specific Sources:
General reference materials (guides, hand books, encyclopedias, current events, etc.)
Exercise 1 due: Feb 24.
Excercise I due.
Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) – online vs. print
Moira Smith (Librarian for Folklore, Anthropology, Sociology, and Women’s Studies)
Meet in LETRS Seminar Room
Reading Assignment for March 10th Session:
Kenneth P. Lohrentz, "Africana at the Center for Research Libraries," African Studies Review, vol. 41, no. 2, Sept. 1998: 113-132.
David Henige, "The Half Life of an African Archive," in Julian W. Witherell (ed.), Africana Resources and Collections: A Festschrift in Honor of Hans Panofsky, Metuchen, M.J., London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1989: 198-212.
Exercise II due: March 29.
Spring Break-No Class
Spring Break-No Class
Africana in the Fine Arts Library
B.J. Irvine (Librarian for Fine Arts)
Meet in Fine Arts Library
Music and Recordings
Africana in the Lilly Library
Elizabeth Johnson, Head of Technical Services, Lilly Library
Exercise II due.
Africana in the Archives of Traditional Music
Suzanne Mudge, Archives of Traditional Music
Political Science, Development Information
Exercise III due: April 19.
Andrea Singer, International Documents Librarian Meet in GIMSS, Main Library, second floor, Research Collections
Andrea Singer, International Documents Librarian
Meet in GIMSS, Main Library, second floor, Research Collections
Health-related sources (social information, women’s studies, health education through music/theater)
Librarianship in Africa
Exercise III due.
Publishing in Journals
Liz McMahon, Managing Editor of Africa Today.
Reading Assignment for April 26th Session: Paul Tyiambe Zeleza, Chapter 4: “Trends and Inequalities in the Production of Africanist Knowledge,” Manufacturing African Studies and Crises, Dakar/Senegal: CODESRIA, 1997: 44-69.
Eve Gray, “Caxton or the Ethernet? Academic Publishing in an African Context,” Cape Librarian, Mar./Apr. 2001: 10-14.
Digital Scholarship-a way to bridge the information gap?
FINAL COURSE PROJECT DUE