Web dossiers

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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La nouvelle liberté, Douala. Photo: Z. NGNOGUE, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia CommonsTo mark Wikimania 2019 the ASCL Library has compiled a web dossier on Public art in Africa. Wikimania is the annual conference celebrating all the free knowledge projects hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. The dossier includes titles from the ASCL Library collection and the broader Leiden University Library collection, combined with an interactive Wikidata Map. This map shows the location of a work of public art in Africa, providing - when available - a photo and the (Wikipedia) article. Enjoy the web dossier!

Previous web dossiers

2019

2018

Destination Africa (February)

2017

Afrikaans Literature (September)
Ton Dietz (August)

2016

Sport in Africa (October)
African Art II (February)

2015

Alcohol in Africa (November)

2014

Katrien Polman (November)

2013

2012

Water in Africa (March)

2011

2010

Nelson Mandela (February)

2009

African Cinema II (September)

2008

Children in Africa (September)
China in Africa (April)

2007

Amadou Hampâté Bâ (September)

2005

2004

African art (December)
African sport (February)

2003

HIV/AIDS in Africa (December)
African Cinema (September)
Youth in Africa (April)

2002

Islam in Nigeria (November)

2001

Mongo Beti (October)
Nuba and the Sudan (September)