Announcing the J. M. Derscheid Collection online

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Announcing the J. M. Derscheid Collection online
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Taylor, Laurie N. ( Author, Primary )
Widmer, Lois J. ( Author, Secondary )
Reboussin, Dan ( Author, Secondary )
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George A. Smathers Libraries
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Gainesville, FL
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Announcing the J. M. Derscheid Collection online The University of Florida Libraries’ Digital Services and Shared Collections department and Special and Area Studies Collections are proud to announce the online launch of the J. M. Derscheid Collection The J. M. Derscheid Collection online project is a UF Libraries and UF Center for African Studies funded project based on the digitization of the J. M. Derscheid Collection, a rich set of primarily French language manuscripts relating to pre colonial and colonial era Burundi, Eastern Congo and Rwanda. The J. M. Derscheid Collection includes approximately 2,500 manuscript pages, illustrations and maps relating to Rwanda and Burundi (former Ruanda Urundi), with some materials on the Kivu and Oriental provinces of the former Belgian Congo (Democratic Republic of Congo). These unique and rare materials document the culture and history of the region. They were created and collected by Jean Marie Derscheid, a zoologist and wildlife conservationist who undertook historical research on Rwanda and the Eastern Congo from 1924 1939. Derscheid's scholar curated collection of research materials is an important resource for interdisciplinary research in the area. The J. M. Derscheid Collection joins the Photographs of Africa Collection within the UF Digital Collections ( http://ufdc.ufl.edu ). Like the J. M. Derscheid Collection, all materials in the UF Digital Collections are freely and fully accessible. See the J. M. Derscheid Collection and the Photographs of Africa Collection in the African Studies Collections here: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/africanstudies Note: The functionalities and features of the UF Digital Collections are supported using the UF developed SobekCM software. SobekCM is released as open source software under the GNU GPL license and can be downloaded from the SobekCM Software Download Site: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/software To learn more about the technologies, please visit the SobekCM page: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/sobekcm Contact: Dan Reboussin, Head of the African Studies Collections, danrebo@ufl.edu 352 273 2642 Laurie Taylor, UF Digital Collections, Laurien@ufl.edu, 352 273 2902