Web dossiers were introduced by the ASCL documentation staff in 2001 as a new form of literature survey combining print material with electronic resources and web-based information.
The dossiers deal with topical issues in African Studies and are usually published to coincide with a conference or event or with recent developments in Africa. They appear on average three or four times a year.
A web dossier typically consists of an introduction to the subject, a selection of titles - both books and articles - from the collection of the ASCL Library and annotated links to electronic resources and relevant websites. Titles are linked directly to the corresponding records in the online catalogue, which provides abstracts and lending information.
All material included in the dossiers can either be borrowed or accessed in the library.
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The NVAS Africa Day 2016 will take place on 15 October. This year’s theme is “Sport in Africa”. The programme highlights how sport is increasingly used as an instrument for positive social change. To mark this occasion, the ASCL Library has compiled a web dossier about Sport in Africa, containing titles from the ASCL Library catalogue published from 2010. Read the web dossier!
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