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African Digital Research Repositories

Institutional and subject repositories are an increasingly significant component in the provision of academic publication and information resources. They are being developed throughout the world as a consequence of the availability of scholarly resources in digital formats, and in response to Open Access policies and mandates. For further background and a view on the development and outlook for repositories with reference to Africa/African studies, see additional article.

The following list of known repositories within the African continent has been compiled by the International African Institute as a service to African studies research and scholarship in line with our remit to promote the dissemination of knowledge from and on Africa. It is unlikely to be comprehensive and will be regularly reviewed and updated.

Known repositories are listed by country, ordered alphabetically. The list, based on our own research, has drawn on information made available by the African Studies Centre, Leiden, including its ‘Connecting Africa’ project, a gateway to African research information and materials produced worldwide (and particularly useful for consulting material in European university repositories). We have also drawn quite extensively on data from OpenDOAR and roar.eprints.org, authoritative directories of Open Access repositories.

This list is being published as a preliminary resource consolidating existing, known repositories in Africa. It is not yet possible to search across the entire list of repositories from this site. Therefore for the moment, interested researchers will need to consult individual university repositories by following the available links.

We envisage that this may form part of a larger future project to enable and support more sophisticated search of existing repositories, as well as the further digitisation and online publication of doctoral and Masters’ level theses from the African continent, commonly identified as representing a crucial resource for research and knowledge exchange.

We would be glad for feedback, and to hear about or from any institutional repositories that have been inadvertently omitted, or about new or developing resources, or with proposals for further collaborations in this endeavour. Email, Stephanie Kitchen, Managing Editor, International African Institute,

Entrepôts de recherche numériques africains

Les entrepôts institutionnels et spécialisés jouent un rôle croissant dans la fourniture de ressources de publication et de documentation spécialisées. Il s’en crée partout dans le monde en conséquence de la disponibilité des ressources savantes en formats numériques, et en réponse aux politiques et mandats du libre accès. Pour plus d’informations générales et pour en savoir plus sur les perspectives des entrepôts concernant l’Afrique et les études africaines, nous vous invitons à lire un article supplémentaire.

L’Institut africain international (IAI) a compilé ci-dessous une liste des entrepôts connus sur le continent africain afin de servir la recherche en études africaines, conformément à sa mission de promouvoir la dissémination de la connaissance émanant d’Afrique et sur l’Afrique. Cette liste ne saurait prétendre être exhaustive et nous nous attacherons à la mettre à jour régulièrement.

Les entrepôts connus sont répertoriés par pays en ordre alphabétique. Issue de notre propre recherche, cette liste s’appuie sur des informations mises à disposition par le Centre d’études africaines de Leiden, y compris son projet « Connecting Africa », une passerelle de données et de documents de recherche africaine produits à travers le monde (et notamment utile pour consulter le contenu des entrepôts de données des universités européennes). Nous nous sommes également fortement appuyés sur les données de l’OpenDOAR et de l’http://roar.eprints.org/, les répertoires d’archives ouvertes réputés.

La liste que nous publions ici est une ressource préliminaire qui a vocation de consolider les entrepôts connus présents en Afrique. Ce site ne permet pas de faire des recherches sur tous les entrepôts. Pour l’heure, les chercheurs intéressés devront donc consulter les différents entrepôts universitaires en suivant les liens disponibles.

Nous envisageons d’inscrire ce service dans un projet futur plus large devant permettre une consultation plus sophistiquée des entrepôts existants, ainsi que la numérisation et la publication en ligne des thèses de doctorat et de master du continent africain, largement reconnus pour représenter une ressource essentielle pour la recherche et l’échange de savoirs.

N’hésitez pas à nous faire part de vos remarques et à nous faire savoir si nous avons omis des entrepôts institutionnels par inadvertance, mais également à porter à notre connaissance l’existence de ressources nouvelles ou en cours d’élaboration ou à nous soumettre des propositions de collaboration dans ce domaine. Contactez-nous par e-mail en adressant un message à Stephanie Kitchen, Directrice de la rédaction, Institut Africain International,

 

Algeria

Bouira University Digital Space

Centre de Développement des Energies Renouvelables
Bibliothèque virtuelle des Energies Renouvelables

Centre de Recherche Scientifique et Technique en Soudage et Contrôle
CSC Digital Library

CERIST
Cerist Digital Library

Université Abou Bekr Belkaid Tlemcen
Depot institutionnel de l'Universite Abou Bekr Belkaid Tlemcen UABT

Université El-Hadj Lakhdar Batna
Bibliothèque Centrale

Université d'Algers
Bibliothèque universitaire

Université Mhamed Bougara Boumerdes (UMBB)
Archives ouvertes de l'Université M'hamed Bougara Boumerdes

University of Algiers
Bibliothèque Virtuelle de l'université d'Alger

University of Biskra, Algeria
University of Biskra Theses Repository

Mohamed-Cherif Messaadia University - Souk Ahras
Center of Academic Publications

 

Botswana

University of Botswana
University of Botswana Research, Innovation and Scholarship Archive (UBRISA)

Burkina Faso

Bibliothèque numérique du CAMES 

Thèses de l'Université de Ouagadougou 1

Université Polytechnique de Bobo-Dioulasso

 

Cameroon

CamPuce (association for the promotion of science and humanities in African countries)
http://eprints.campuce.org/

 

Cape Verde

Ministerio do Ensino Superior Ciencia e Inovacao
Portal do Conhecimento

Universidade Jean Piaget de Cabo Verde
Biblioteca Digital da Universidade Jean Piaget de Cabo Verde

 

Egypt

Agricultural Research Centre

American University in Cairo (الجامعة الاميركية في القاهرة)
AUC Digital Archive and Research Repository

Rare Books and Special Collections Digital Library

Bibliotheca Alexandrina (مكتبة الإسكندري)
Digital Assets Repository (DAR)

Menoufia University
Scholarly Publication Repository Portal

 

Ethiopia

Addis Ababa University
AAU-ETD (Addis Ababa University Libraries Electronic Thesis and Dissertations Database)

Economic Commission for Africa
ECA repository

 

Ghana

Association of African Universities
Database of African Theses and Dissertations

University of Ghana Digital Collections

DATAD

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
Repository, http://dspace.knust.edu.gh:8080/

University for Development Studies
UDS Institutional Repository

 

Kenya

Africa Thesis Bank

Dedan Kimathi University of Technology
Dedan Kimathi University of Technology Digital Repository

Egerton University Institutional Repository

Embu University C. Repository

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Mahider repository

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)
JKUAT Digital Repository

Kenyatta University
Kenyatta University Institutional Repository

Moi University
Moi University Institutional Repository

Rift Valley Institute
Sudan Open Archive (SOA)

South Eastern Kenya University
South Eastern Kenya University Digital Repository

Strathmore University (SU)
SU Digital Repository

SU-Portal

Technical University of Kenya
Tukenya Institutional Repository

Technical University of Mombasa Institutional Repository

Management Univesity of Africa
Management Univesity of Africa Repository

United States International University - Africa
USIU - Africa Digital Repository

University of Nairobi
University of Nairobi Digital Repository

 

Malawi

Malawi National Digital Repository

 

Morocco

Université Mohammed V - Rabat
Dépôt Institutionnel - SIJIL

Université Hassan II - Casablanca

Rissalaty Thèses électroniques de l’Université Hassan II - Casablanca

 

Mozambique

Eduardo Mondlane University, Biblioteca Digital

 

Namibia

Polytechnic of Namibia
Ounongo Repository

University of Namibia
UNAM Scholary Repository

 

Nigeria

Afe Babalola University Repository

Ahmadu Bello University
ABU Zaria Research Publications

Ahmadu Bello University Institutional Digital Repository

University of Benin

Covenant University
Covenant University Electronic Theses and Dissertation Repository

Covenant University Repository

Theses & Dissertations

Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo Repository

Federal University Oye-Ekiti Institutional Repository

University of Port Harcourt repository

Landmark University
Landmark University Repository

University of Jos
University of Jos Institutional Repository

University of Lagos
University of Lagos Institutional Repository

University of llorin
UILSPACE, Repository

University of Nigeria Nsukka
Open Resources

 

Senegal

African Institute for Economic Development and Planning
IDEP Document Server

La recherche à l’UCAD

Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar
Bibliothèque Numérique Université Cheikh Anta DIOP

Mémoires de l'Ecole polytechnique de Thiès 

Mémoires de fin d'études de l’ I.N.S.E.P.S (Institut National Supérieur de l’Education Populaire et du Sport) du Sénégal 

Thèses et mémoires de l'Ecole Inter-Etats des Sciences et Médécine Vétérinaires

 

Sierra Leone

Njala University Research

University of Sierra Leone
Forthcoming 2016, contact Miriam Conteh-Morgan, miriam.conteh-morgan(at)usl.edu.sl

 

South Africa

Africa Portal (collaborative project between the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA))

ASSAf (Academy of Science of South Africa)

Scientific Electronic Library Online - South Africa (SciELO - South Africa)

Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Digital Knowledge at Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Central University of Technology
CUT Institutional Repository

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
CSIR Research Space

Durban University of Technology (DUT)
DUT Institutional Repository

National ETD Portal
South African Theses and Dissertations

National Research Foundation
South Africa Data Archive

National Research Foundation Institutional Repository

North-West University
North-West University Institutional Repository (Boloka)

Rhodes University
Rhodes eResearch Repository (ReRR)

SEALS Consortium
SEALS Digital commons

Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU)
OpenSALDRU

Stellenbosch University
Stellenbosch University SUNScholar Repository

SUNeTD (Electronic Theses and Dissertations)

Tshwane University of Technology
TUT Digital Open Repository

University of Cape Town
OpenUCT

UCT Computer Science Research Document Archive (UCT CS Archive)

UCT Law Space

University of Fort Hare
University of Fort Hare Institutional Repository

University of Johannesburg (UJ)
UJDigispace

University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)
Digital Innovation South Africa (DISA)

University of KwaZulu-Natal repository

ResearchSpace@UKZN

University of Limpopo
University of Limpopo repository

University of Pretoria (UP)
University of Pretoria Electronic Theses and Dissertations (UPeTD)

UPSpace (UPSpace at the University of Pretoria)

University of South Africa (Unisa)
UnisaIR (Unisa Institutional Repository)
See also: unisair.wordpress.com

University of the Free State
KovsieScholar, http://scholar.ufs.ac.za:8080/xmlui/

University of the Free State ETD

University of the Western Cape
AHERO (African Higher Education Research Online)

University of the Western Cape Research Repository (UWC Research Repository)

UWC Theses and Dissertations

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
WIReDSpace (Wits Institutional Repository on DSPACE)
Add See also: libguides.wits.ac.za/WIREDSPACE

University of Zululand
UZSpace (University of Zululand Repository)

Vaal University of Technology
VUT DigiResearch

 

Sudan

Al Neelain University
Repository

Red Sea University
Digtial Repository of Red Sea University

Sudan University of Science and Technology
Dspace at SUST University

University of Khartoum
University of Khartoum Digital Repository (KhartoumSpace)

Nile Valley University Digital Repository


Tanzania

Ifakara Health Institute
Digital Library of the Tanzania Health Community (e-Health)

Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Health Sciences (MUHAS)
MUHAS Institutional Repository

Nelson Mandela-African Insitution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST)
NM-AIST Repository

Open University of Tanzania
Digital Library of Open University of Tanzania

Sokoine University of Agriculture
Sokoine University of Agriculture Institutional Repository

Tazania Climate Change Information Repository (TaCCIR)
Tanzania Climate Change Information Repository

Tanzania Commission for Aids (TACAIDS)
TACAIDS Digital Repository

University of Dar es Salaam
University of Dar es Salaam repository

 

Togo

La recherche de l'Université de Lomé

 

Tunisia

Université Virtuelle de Tunis (UVT)
UVT e-doc

 

Uganda

Makerere University
Makerere University Institutional Repository (Mak IR)

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture
RUFORUM Institutional Repository

 

Zambia

University of Zambia
University of Zambia Repository

 

Zimbabwe

African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)
Virtual Library on Capacity Development

Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUTIR)
Chinhoyi University of Technology Institutional Repository (CUTIR)

Midlands State University
Midlands State University Repository

National University of Science and Technology (NUST)
NuSpace Institutional Repository

NuStone Digital Library
(including theses and disserations)

Research Council of Zimbabwe
National Research Database of Zimbabwe

University of Zimbabwe
University of Zimbabwe Institutional Repository

Zimbabwe Open University
ZOU SPACE : Institutional Repository

No known repositories in the following African countries:

Angola
Benin
Burundi
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo Brazzaville
Côte d’Ivoire
Democratic Republic of Congo
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Gabon
Gambia
Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Niger
Seychelles
Somalia
South Sudan
Swaziland