Contact Us

Who we relate to

Cooperation, partnerships & liaisons

ASAIB (Association of Southern African Indexers and Bibliographers)

AVLIN (African Virtual Library and Information Network) - will be a network of Internet-based information and knowledge resources and services that form a web of virtual libraries and knowledge exchanges, and will link African libraries, information centres and specialized networks.

Biblionef (SA) - The Centre for the Book plays an active role in Biblionef.

CBF (Children's Book Forum) - The Centre for the Book plays an active part in the CBF.

CHELSA (Committee for Higher Education Librarians of South Africa) - a Memorandum of Understanding was signed in 2005, and mentions Interlibary Loan, NLSA tariffs, etc. The NLSA is an honorary member of Chelsa. [see also: our Document Supply page]

CDLN (Conference of Directors of National Libraries)

CODESRIA (Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa) - CODESRIA is headquartered in Dakar Senegal. It was established in 1973 as an independent Pan-African research organisation with a primary focus on the social sciences, broadly defined. It is recognised not only as the pioneer African social research organisation but also as the apex non-governmental centre of social knowledge production on the continent.

DAC (Department of Arts and Culture (South Africa)

EDULIS (Education Library Services) - The Centre for the Book works closely with the EduLiS ) of the Western Cape Education Department and is a partner in the Western Cape Education Department campaign in which all primary schools read for 30 minutes daily.

IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions)

LIASA (Library and Information Association of South Africa)

National Archives of South Africa

PASA (Publishers Association of South Africa) -

The Centre for the Book is an active member of the Association, and is represented on its Book Development, Copyright and Marketing committees.

Print Industries Cluster Council : the Centre for the Book is takes part in its activities.

SABDC (South African Book Development Council)

SANLIC (South African National Library and Information Consortium) previously known as COSALC (Coalition of South African Library Consortia)

SAPCON (South African Preservation & conservation specialist group)

Useful links:

African Digital Commons - A Participant's Guide: 2005 : is a conceptual map of the people, projects and processes that contribute to the development of shared, networked knowledge across the African continent. It is a collaborative output of theCommons-sense Project at the Link Centre, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. It can be downloaded in English and French from www.commons-sense.org.

Booklist Center

British Library: http://www.bl.uk

Columbia University:http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/africa/cuvl/

Digital Imaging Project of South Africa :http://disa.nu.ac.za

DOAJ (Directory of open access journals) : www.doaj.org

IFLA Journal : http://ifl.sagepub.com (free access until 13 May 2005)

The Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Programhttps://www.oclc.org/about/fellows.en.html

Internet library for Librarianshttp://www.itcompany.com/inforetriever

JSTOR : The Scholarly Journal Archive (for NLSA Reference Service users only)

Library of Congress (US): www.loc.gov

- locate library servers via www: http://www.lib-web.org/

National libraries
around the world :http://www.ifla.org/II/natlibs.htm

National Library of Australia : http://www.nla.gov.au

Stanford Universityhttp://library.stanford.edu/subjects/african-studies

"The quiet struggle" by Paul Sturgess & Richard Neill (Electronic re-publication of one of the main titles concerned with libraries and information in Africa.) : http://homepages.lboro.ac.uk/~lsrps/Quiet%20Struggle%20E-Book/The%20Quiet%20Struggle%20Small%20Version/QS-Web-Intro.htm

United Nations depository libraries :http://www.un.org/Depts/dhl/deplib/