Gale Review Team
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- Gale Primary Sources Learning Centers – Built by Experts - September 14, 2021
- Beyond Notting Hill Carnival: Re-visiting the life of Claudia Jones - September 7, 2021
- Know Your Authors: Dictionary of Literary Biography - August 24, 2021
- Coming Soon: Learning Centers for Gale Primary Sources - August 17, 2021
| 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.