ERIC Number: ED364210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-11
Reference Count: N/A
African Studies Computer Resources.
Kuntz, Patricia S.
African studies computer resources that are readily available in the United States with linkages to Africa are described, highlighting those most directly corresponding to African content. Africanists can use the following four fundamental computer systems: (1) Internet/Bitnet; (2) Fidonet; (3) Usenet; and (4) dial-up bulletin board services. The history and features of each of these systems are described, with information for potential users, including the electronic mail capabilities that are currently available. Distribution lists and African-related discussion groups are presented. For Africanists seeking direct contacts in Africa, at least 25 African countries offer network connections. The four computer networks and their facilities should be readily available for Africanists, who are finding proficiency in computer technology a requirement for research and teaching. A table lists networking organizations and African Studies Centers. (SLD)
Descriptors: African Culture, African Studies, Computer Networks, Computer Oriented Programs, Electronic Mail, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, International Communication, Listservs, Resource Centers, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications, User Needs (Information)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Africa; BITNET; Fidonet; Internet; United States; Usenet
Note: For a related document, see IR 054 717.