Columbia University's collection of African Studies Internet Resources is an on-going compilation of electronic bibliographic resources and research materials on Africa available on the global Internet, created under the purview of the African Studies Department of Columbia University Libraries. Electronic resources from Africa are organized by region and country. All materials are arranged to encourage an awareness of authorship, type of information, and subject. The scope of the collection is research-oriented, but it also provides access to other web sites with different or broader missions. Beginning in early 1999, the site became the "official" African Studies web site for the World Wide Web Virtual Library.
Among the many selected resources on these pages are:
- On-line catalogs of the world's top libraries with large Africana collections.
- Bibliographies from Columbia University Libraries and other research institutions around the world.
- An annotated archive of links to African Studies Electronic Journals and Newspapers.
- The International Directory of African Studies Scholars (IDASS) = Répertoire international des spécialistes de l'Afrique.
- Electronic news archives that specialize in African affairs.
- Abstracts and full-length reports on Africa from US, African, and international organizations.
- Information on African studies programs around the world, scholarly organizations, and conferences.
- Electronic African art exhibits, plus other texts, images, and sound files reflecting upon Africa's history and contemporary cultures.
- Maps, flags, and geographical data.
- Links to other Africa-related gophers and web servers.
This collection is always evolving. Please feel free to contact the author, Dr. Yuusuf S. Caruso. Suggestions and questions about what is on these pages and what is not would be greatly appreciated.