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Developing New Approaches to the Preservation and Sharing of Africa’s Printed Heritage: The Eritrean Case

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Tewolde and zaccaria

  1. 1. Azeb Tewolde (Research and Documention Centre, Asmara) and Massimo Zaccaria (University of Pavia, Italy)Developing New Approaches to thePreservation and Sharing of Africa’s Printed Heritage: The Eritrean Case Icadla-2, University of the Witwatersrand, Friday 18 November 2011
  2. 2. Cantici cristiani in cunama = Ana Sasa,Asmara, Missiona Swedesa KarkadItala Karkasuma, 1903, 34 p.
  3. 3. First Newspapers in Africa• 1798 Egypt• 1800 South Africa• 1801 Sierra Leone• 1822 Ghana• 1826 Liberia• 1859 Nigeria
  4. 4. Eritrea• 1867 First book printed• 1891 First Weeklies: Corriere Eritreo, L’Eritreo, Africa Italiana• 1903-1905 First “Scientific” Journal: Bollettino Agricolo e Commerciale della Colonia Eritrea. Giornale di informazioni agrarie e commerciali
  5. 5. 1891: Five Printing Presses in Eritrea• 1) Roman Catholic (Massawa, 1863; Keren, 1879; Asmara, 1912)• 2) Swedish Evangelical Mission (Monkullo, 1855; Asmara, 1895)• 3) Tipografia Militare (Massawa, 1885)• 4) Tipografia e Libreria Italiana (Massawa, 1890)• 5) Tipografia del Corriere Eritreo (Massawa, 1891)
  6. 6. Eritrea EthiopiaFirst Printing Press 1863 1897First Book Printed 1867 1921c.First Newspaper 1890 1902 (Harar)Printed
  7. 7. Rebuilding the National Printed HeritageProject’s aims:1) providing a detailed and complete overview of the history of the book in Eritrea.2) Digitization of the documents3) Dissemination: website
  8. 8. Library Nr. of Title Printed in EritreaIsiao 114Francescana Printing Press 147Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Firenze 158RDC’s Catalogue 254Sistema Bibliotecario Nazionale 264
  9. 9. Zero Emission Policy• Energy Saving Equipment• No use of private transport, only public transport• Bicycle
  10. 10. Virtual Repatriation
  11. 11. Initial Estimation At Present FinalNr. of Titles 250-300 750 750-760Nr. of Digitized 105.000 110-120.000pagesNr. of Title 526 (75%) 750Digitized
  12. 12. NUMBER OF LIBRARIES VISITEDEritrea 13Italy 11Svezia 1
  13. 13. The Team: Feven Solomon Gebretensae Damr Nathenet AbrahaNebiat Andemichael Saba Kidane Samhar Seghid
  14. 14. The Project was Implemented Thanks to a Marie Curie FellowshipThanks for the AttentionContact details: zaccaria@unipv.it

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