JICPA (Joint IFLA/ICA Committee on Preservation in Africa)

SURVEY ON THE SAFEGUARD OF NEWSPAPERS

AND PERIODICALS IN AFRICA



Please return before July 15, 2001 to
Marie-Thérèse VARLAMOFF
IFLA PAC
Bibliothèque nationale de France
Quai François Mauriac
75706 PARIS cedex 13
Tel.: +33-1-53-79-59-70
Fax: +33-1-53-79-59-80
E-mail: marie-therese.varlamoff@bnf.fr

 

 

 

Name and full address of the institution (library, archives or other….):

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Tel.: …………………………………………...…. Fax: ……………………………….…….………….

 

Name of director: ……………………………………………………………………………………………

E-mail: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Name and position of staff in charge of periodicals or of the person completing this questionnaire : (Delete as appropriate)

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Tel.: ……………………………………..………... Fax: …………………………………………….

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A/ DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTIONS

1. Do you have a catalogue for newspapers and periodicals?

r yes        r no


2. Number of titles held:

- newspapers: ………………………. dead: ……………….. current : ……………………….

- periodicals: ………………………… dead: …………………current : ……………………….


3. Number of titles of interest for the documentary inheritance of the nation : ………………………….

 

Among those, list the main titles presenting a national interest:

Main titles

Collection is complete

or missing issues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B/ PRESERVATION ISSUES

1. Are newspapers and periodicals stored:

r separately        r with other printed books


Are they: r bound        r boxed         r just kept on shelves


2. Can you evaluate the state of preservation of newspapers collection?

r good         r average         r poor         r very poor          r not to be communicated


3. Do you restore originals?

r yes        r no


4. When microfilmed, do you still make originals available for communication ?

r yes         r no


5. What are the environmental conditions like in the stacks (Relative humidity, temperature,…)?

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6. What are the conditions for masterfilm storage?

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C/ REFORMATING

1. Do you reformat newspapers?

r yes         r no


2. If so, what process is used?

- Microfilm r yes        r no

- Digitisation r yes        r no

r On line        r CD-ROM


3. Which process do you plan to use in the future?

- Microfilm r yes        r no

- Digitisation r yes        r no

r On line        r CD-ROM        r Other


4. List of titles that have already been microfilmed?


1/ …………………………………………………………………………. r Totally r Partially

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5. Do you microfilm newspapers on site ?

r yes        r no

- If so, what type of equipment do you have?

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- If not, who does the work ?

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6. Do you have microfilm reading machines ?

r yes        r no

- If so, how many are in use? ………………………………………..


7. Do you have a catalogue of microfilms?

r yes        r no


8. Do you have computer terminals to consult CD-ROMs, digitised or on-line newspapers ?

r yes        r no

- If so, how many? ………………………….


- Are they accessible to readers?

r yes         r no

 

 

D/ COMMUNICATION

1. How many readers per day or per year ask for newspapers or periodicals? (Delete as appropriate)

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2. What are the titles most used?

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E/ NETWORK

1. Can you list which institutions (in your country or abroad) hold the same title(s) of newspapers or periodicals as in your library?

Institution: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Address: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Title: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

Institution: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Address: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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Institution: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Address: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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Institution: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Address: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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2. In order to fill in the gaps in collections, we intend to build a network in the framework of JICPA in order to facilitate exchange of information and duplication of missing issues or collections. Would you be interested in joining this network and bringing your active collaboration?

r yes        r no

 

 

 

 

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