Doc RefPIA/2
Tree Ref (Click this to browse the collection catalogue)PIA/2
Extent14 linear metres
TitlePapers of the Southern African Book Development Education Trust (SABDET)
DescriptionAdministrative papers of SABDET, including papers relating to the Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZIBF).
NotesList of acronyms/titles used in the papers and catalogue:
ABC - African Books Collective
ADEA - Association for the Development of Education in Africa
AEGIS - Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies
AIP - Alliance of Independent publishers
AJDP - African Journals Distribution Programme
AJSDC - African Journals Support and Development Centre
APEX - African Periodicals Exhibit (yearly exhibition of African journals)
APNET - African Publishers’ Network
ASA - African Studies Association
BAI - Book Aid International
DANIDA - Danish International Development Agency (funders)
DFID - Department for International Development (funders)
EPT - Electronic Publishing Trust
IAI - International African Institute
INASP - International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications
PABA - Pan African Booksellers' Association
SABDET - Southern African Book Development Education Trust (formerly SABFT)
SABFT - Southern African Book Fair Trust (later SABDET)
SCOLMA - UK Libraries and Archives Group on Africa
SNTF - South North Travel Fund (administered by SABDET)
LIBF - London International Book Fair
ZARD - Zambia Association for Research and Development
ZBDC - Zimbabwe Book Development Council
ZBPA - Zimbabwe Book Publishers Association
ZIBF - Zimbabwe International Book Fair
ZIBFT - Zimbabwe International Book Fair Trust
Creator NameSouthern African Book Development Education Trust (SABDET)
Administrative HistoryThe South African Book Development Education Trust (SABDET) was launched in London, in March 1993, during a symposium on the theme of the 1993 Zimbabwe International Book Fair 'Reading is Development'. Its founding trustees were Professor Terence Ranger (chair), Adotey Bing, Nda Dlodlo, Alastair Niven, and Hans Zell. SABDET was first known as the Southern African Book Fair Trust (SABFT), but changed its name in November 1993 to reflect its broad concern with African publishing and its educational objectives. Its objective was to 'advance education for the public benefit concerning indigenous publishing in Africa as a means of communication and literacy.'
The Trust was formally wound up on the 30th of April 2008.
AppraisalDuplicates and confidential material removed
Access ConditionsThe collection may be viewed in the special collections reading room only.
Archivist NoteSeries catalogued by Eleanor Possart, 2019.
Access statusPartial closure
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