ERIC Number: EJ457831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Towards a New Emphasis on Oral Tradition as an Information Source in African Libraries.
Alemna, A. A.
Journal of Documentation, v48 n4 p422-29 Dec 1992
Discusses the importance of oral tradition in African culture; describes efforts to collect, organize, and disseminate oral tradition; and highlights associated problems. It is concluded that librarians in Africa should place greater emphasis on oral tradition as a supplement to documentary sources. (18 references) (MES)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Africa