The Acquisition of Gale Primary Sources at the University of Johannesburg Supports Efforts to Decolonise the Curriculum

| By the Gale Review team |

The global movement to ‘decolonise the curriculum’ focuses on creating a more accurate and holistic read of history – and our understanding of people and the world – by questioning the canonical primacy given to some perspectives over others. Access to primary sources can play a key role in this understanding. Librarians at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, have turned to Gale for support. “In 2018 the University of Johannesburg adopted collections focused on slavery and gender,” explains Gale Field Sales Executive Dan Solomon. “Now they have deepened their commitment by purchasing a wide array of Gale archives.”

This acquisition is helping to highlight the importance of investing in Library resources available to students and researchers, particularly positioning the library as the number one library to support humanities research and teaching in South Africa.

The University of Johannesburg Library acquisition of Gale Primary Sources collections includes: Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Making of the Modern World Part II, Making of the Modern Law (various modules), The Telegraph Historical Archive, and Chatham House Online Archive.

Read the full press release here.

Library facilities at the University of Johannesburg.
Library facilities at the University of Johannesburg.