Book chapter – African Studies in the Digital Age. DisConnects?
African Studies in the Digital Age. DisConnects? (Leiden: Brill, 2014) seeks to understand the complex changes brought about by the digital revolution. The editors, Terry Barringer and Marion Wallace, have brought together librarians, archivists, researchers and academics from three continents to analyse the creation and use of digital research resources and archives in and about Africa. The volume reveals new opportunities for research, teaching and access, as well as potential problems and digital divides. Published under the aegis of SCOLMA (the UK Libraries and Archives Group on Africa), this new work is a major step forward in understanding the impact of the Internet Age for the study of Africa, in and beyond the continent.
Mirjam de Bruijn & Walter Gam Nkwi contributed with the chapter ”Life is so summarised. Society’s memory in the digital age in Africa’.
Other contributors are: Terry Barringer, Hartmut Bergenthum, Natalie Bond, Ian Cooke, Jos Damen, Jonathan Harle, Diana Jeater, Rebecca Kahn, Peter Limb, Lucia Lovison-Golob, Jenni Orme, Daniel A. Reboussin, Ashley Rockenbach, Amidu Sanni, Simon Tanner, Edgar C. Taylor, Laurie N. Taylor, Marion Wallace, Massimo Zaccaria.
The volume is edited by Terry Barringer, independent scholar and Marion Wallace, British Library, London, with Jos Damen, Lucy McCann, John McIlwaine, John Pinfold and Sarah Rhodes.