The African Online Digital Library (AODL) is a portal to multimedia collections about Africa. It is providing access to 24 full-text and full-image collections of primary documentary, visual (films, videos, podcasts, and television programs), oral history, and biographical resources from both Africa and the US. The online library's objective is to make multimedia collections on Africa available to scholars by working with cultural heritage organizations and universities in Africa. The geographic emphasis in current contents is focused on contemporary and colonial West Africa (specifically Senegal, the Gambia, Ghana, and Mauritania) and South Africa in the apartheid period. The other components are specialized collections relating to the history and culture of local Islamic communities in West Africa.
Choice June 2 2017