Aluka - Wikipedia
For the Melbourne a cappella band, see Aluka (band). For the Chinese League of Legends player, see Aluka (video gamer).
This article includes a list of general references, but it remains largely unverified because it lacks sufficient corresponding inline citations. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. (July 2019) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Aluka was an online digital library focusing on materials about Africa. Aluka's mission is to connect scholars from around the world by building a common platform that allows online collaboration and knowledge sharing. Aluka's audience is higher education and research communities worldwide.
Aluka (library)

Aluka logo
Type of site
Digital library
OwnerIthaka Harbors
Created byAluka
Aluka is an initiative of Ithaka Harbors, which is a non profit organization that has a mission of incubating promising new projects that support the use of technology for the benefit of higher education. An assumption of the incubation process is that successful projects will eventually become independent or join larger, existing organizations serving the academic community. In June 2008, the Ithaka and JSTOR Trustees approved a recommendation that the Aluka initiative be integrated into JSTOR.
Founded in 2003, Aluka was an initiative of Ithaka, a non-profit organization based in New York City and Princeton, New Jersey. The initial funding was provided by the Mellon Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation.
The first release of Aluka took place in early February 2007 with preview access to JSTOR subscribers. In Africa, Aluka is free to all academic and other not-for-profit institutions.
The name 'Aluka' is derived from a Zulu word meaning 'to weave'.
Aluka seeks to attract other collections of scholarly interest from institutions and individuals worldwide. By bringing materials together, Aluka creates new opportunities for research and collaboration. Documents and materials that were previously hard or impossible to access are now available for researchers around the world.
Initial focus of Aluka digital library is in three major areas:
See also
External links and Further reading
  1. ^ Rüther, Heinz; Rajan, Rahim S. (2007). "Documenting African Sites: The Aluka Project". Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. 66 (4): 437–443. doi​:​10.1525/jsah.2007.66.4.437​. ISSN 0037-9808. JSTOR 10.1525/jsah.2007.66.4.437​.
  2. ^ Rajan, Rahim S.; Rüther, Heinz (2007-05-30). "Building a Digital Library of Scholarly Resources from the Developing World: An Introduction to Aluka". African Arts. 40 (2): 1–7. doi​:​10.1162/afar.2007.40.2.1​. ISSN 0001-9933.
  3. ^ Ruther, Heinz. "AN AFRICAN HERITAGE DATABASE – THE VIRTUAL PRESERVATION OF AFRICA'S PAST" (PDF). International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
  4. ^ "Home". Retrieved 2019-09-25.
  5. ^ Rüther, Heinz. "Challenges in Heritage Documentation with Terrestrial Laser Scanning"(PDF). Zamani project.
  6. ^ "Recent additions to the African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes Database – Opinions – Archival Platform".​. Archived from the original on 2019-11-01. Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  7. ^ "Site - Djingereyber Mosque". Retrieved 2019-09-25.
  8. ^ "Site - Djenne Mosque". Retrieved 2019-09-25.
  9. ^ "Site - Lalibela Rock-Hewn Churches". Retrieved 2019-09-25.
  10. ^ "Site - Petra". Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  11. ^ "Site - Kilwa Kisiwani - Swahili Ruins". Retrieved 2019-09-25.
  12. ^ "Site - Songo Mnara - Swahili Ruins". Retrieved 2019-09-25.
  13. ^ "Site - Lamu Fort". Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  14. ^ "Site - Shela Mosque". Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  15. ^ "Site - Elmina Castle". Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  16. ^ "Documented Heritage Sites by Zamani". Retrieved 2019-11-01.
Last edited on 13 September 2020, at 09:30
Content is available under CC BY-SA 3.0 unless otherwise noted.
Privacy policy
Terms of Use
HomeRandomNearbyLog inSettingsDonateAbout WikipediaDisclaimers