SCOLMA Annual Conference 2017 – Call for Papers

By dsw|April 5, 2017|Africa, Archival collections|0 comments


Annual Conference

Document to Digital: How does Digitisation Aid African Research?

Monday 11 September 2017

The National Library of Scotland



This conference will explore digitised archives relating to Africa and how they are being used. We would welcome papers relating to archives across a range of media including documents and manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, historical printed collections, audio-visual material, historical artefacts and born-digital material.

Subjects might include:

How digitised archives are used in research and teaching

How should the next generation of researchers be trained as technology advances?

What is hidden by digitisation?

What forms of research are improved by using digitised archives?

What is the impact on original archives after digitisation?

What are the effects of the digitisation of collections on libraries and archives in Africa and elsewhere?

Which formats work best for digitisation and which are not suitable

Technical enhancement through digitisation and innovative approaches to research

Researchers, archivists and librarians are invited to submit abstracts for consideration for this conference. Papers with a strong connection to Scotland will be favourably considered.

Abstracts of up to 500 words may be sent to Sarah Rhodes at by 24 April 2017.


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