Primary objective: Aluka was a not-for-profit international collaboration of educational and cultural institutions. The mission was to build a high-quality scholarly resource of materials from and about Africa. In 2008, Aluka became part of JSTOR, with Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa now hosted on JSTOR's platform

The website includes a wide variety of high-quality scholarly materials contributed by Aluka’s former partners, ranging from archival documents, periodicals, books, reports, manuscripts, and reference works, to three-dimensional models, maps, oral histories, plant specimens, photographs, and slides. By aggregating these materials online, the Aluka collections link materials that are widely dispersed and difficult to access, opening up new opportunities for research, teaching, and broader public discussion. One of Aluka’s primary objectives is to provide African scholars and students with access to scholarly materials originally from Africa, but now out of their reach.

Aluka worked closely with partner organisations in Africa to build capacity in digitisation and the use of online materials for teaching and research. In some cases this included setting up digital labs and providing technical training in scanning and creating metadata records; in others, Aluka convened training workshops for librarians, archivists, faculty, and heritage professionals on topics related to digital imaging, preservation, and the use of online tools in the classroom. 

ALUKA 2008 -
Struggles for freedom collection at Jstor

ALUKA - 2008
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