UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
The subject matter that the editors envision for this network would interest both researchers and information professionals.Researchers would come to this network to query list subscribers regarding issues in locating sources on particular topics, identifying other researchers with experience in those sources, and obtain practical tips and up-to-date information on the use of specific collections.In addition, researchers could raise broader methodological issues arising from working with primary source materials in all their various formats.
Repository professionals, especially in Africa, benefit from participation in the network because it allows them to publicize their institutions and services, inform the research community of additions and changes in their holdings, and alert them to funding needs that researchers and northern repository professionals may be able to assist them with through their own grant writing and institutional affiliations. As Internet connectivity increases, we anticipate a steadily growing African involvement in the network and will work actively to promote this participation.
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From: Josef Barton <firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: H-NETNEWS:: H-AFRESEARCH,H-Net Network on Research in African Primary Sources Date: Friday, April 16, 1999 5:47 PM
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