Trusted Archives for Scholarship Broadening Access to scholarly e-resources from and about Africa By Rahim S. Rajan Manager, Content Development JSTOR
Our Mission I T H A K A is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping the academic community take full advantage of rapidly advancing information and networking technologies.
Our Services Ithaka S+R works with initiatives and organizations to develop sustainable business models and conducts research and analysis on the impact of digital media on the academic community as a whole. JSTOR helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive of over 1,200 academic journals and other content. JSTOR uses information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship. Portico preserves scholarly literature published in electronic form—more than 10,000 e-journals and 28,000 e-books—and ensures that these materials remains accessible to future scholars, researchers, and students.
Our Mission We serve scholars, researchers, and students by providing the content, tools, and services needed to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways.
Our Mission We are committed to working in collaboration with a variety of scholarly organizations, content providers, repositories, and archives to maximize benefits to all stakeholders.
Contributions by more than 25 content partners around the world and with input and advice from more than 50 scholars, activists, librarians, archivists
Relevant disciplines include: Political Science, History, African Studies, Anthropology, International Relations, Cultural Studies, Feminist and Women’s Studies, Law, Journalism, Public Policy, and Religion
Wide variety of digitized materials available; more than 200,000 pages including: pamphlets, posters, UN correspondence and documents, letters, speeches, periodicals, monographs (more than 100), oral histories and interviews about the Struggles (200+), newspaper collections, slide photographs, and other ephemera
Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa collection (21,000+ digital objects)
We must advocate to strengthen Africa’s ICT and library infrastructure especially in the academic, cultural, and tertiary education sectors (support e-learning)
We must achieve greater awareness & use globally – esp. in Africa (requires commitment, involvement, and creativity)
We must do more to raise global awareness about Africa’s intangible and tangible heritage, histories, literature, folklore, sacred beliefs, environment, landscape, biological heritage, architecture, knowledge systems, etc..
If not us, who?
Please help increase awareness and use of these collections in Europe, the UK, and across Africa Thank You! http://www.facebook.com/JSTOR.org http://twitter.com/jstor www.jstor.org // www.aluka.org My email: firstname.lastname@example.org To participate, email: email@example.com