oa Alternation - Digital Libraries: Preserving Information Resources for Contemporary South African Culture and Scholarship

Volume 9, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



The digitisation of our cultural heritage brings together various sectors of the academic community in a manner unprecedented in traditional library structures. Scholars are creating or using electronic resources to further their research; distance learning models prompt teachers to gather Web resources in an online learning environment and publishers are integrating print with digital editions to reach wider audiences. The support of computer and information specialists in the application of new technologies to develop and manage Humanities resources is sustained by librarians and archivists seeking to improve access to and the preservation of digital information that represents resources of contemporary culture and scholarship.

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