[Irtalk] FW: Launching the African Journal Archive

Smith, Ina <ismith@sun.ac.za> ismith at sun.ac.za
Wed May 26 12:22:48 SAST 2010

From: sabinet-sabinews at googlegroups.com [mailto:sabinet-sabinews at googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Shamila Ramjawan
Sent: 26 May 2010 11:58
To: Sabinet-Sabinews
Subject: [Sabinews] Launching the African Journal Archive

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The African Journal Archive Project is pleased to announce the launch of its website<http://www.ajarchive.org/>:

The African Journal Archive is a retrospective digitisation project of full-text journal articles published in Africa. Journal articles hosted on the Archive extend back to the first issue (if available) and end with the last pre-current issue (determined by the publisher). The website currently comprises 700 issues and 150,000 pages of journal archives of academic, scholarly, institutional, museums, and professional research organizations in Africa. Online access to the archive is free of charge to Africa and the world.

The journals are digitised at no charge to the publisher. Participating publishers also receive a preservation copy of their archived journal volumes.

The African Journal Archive is a Sabinet Gateway project funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Custodianship of the Archive will reside with Sabinet Gateway. Management, creation and maintenance will be contracted to Sabinet Online.  Commenting on the project, Sabinet Online's Managing Director, Rosalind Hattingh says "the project will  create for the first time a central full-text repository of retrospective journal content of unique value, providing not only the vital groundwork for further or related research but assisting to preserve the heritage of the African continent.

We welcome your comments and feedback. Please contact us<mailto:info at ajarchive.org> should you have any difficulties in finding information on the website.

Publishers and scholarly societies in Africa are encouraged to contact us<mailto:info at ajarchive.org> with their requests to be considered for participation.

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