The collections in the archives and library of the Basler Afrika Bibliographien (BAB) include digital resources on an increasing scale. These are often  digital copies of physically available documents and collections although they can also include digitally-born materials or electronic link collections. These digital collections are usually integrated into the online catalogues of the BAB archives and library.


The BAB publishing house has expanded its programme and now also includes e-books. Many are available through open acess and free of charge whilst others can be purchased online.


The BAB hosts the digital exhibitions “Don’t say anything against Telephone Directories!“, “South African Soundscapes – A Century’s Popular Music History” and “Kaboom! – Focus on African Comics” on its webpage.

Below you find an overview on individual digital collections and how to search them.


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