Purpose – To explore the relationship between the importance of African Studies programs and the acquisition of African imprint titles in four selected American academic libraries.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper examines the characteristics of the African Studies programs in four universities in comparison with library holdings including the percentage of holdings from four major English-language African publishers.
Finding -- The four research libraries acquire substantial numbers of African monographs in keeping with the importance of their African Studies programs.
Originality/value – The paper provides information on major four African Studies programs and the library holdings that support them.
Library and Information Science
Paulos, A. & Holley, R. P. (2006). Africana resources in four selected US academic research institutions. Collection Building, 25(2), 40-44. doi: 10.1108/01604950610658838