Nigeria’s first indigenous digital library, Academix.ng has announced its partnership with United Intellect Books , www.intellectbooks.com, to host abstracts of new journals on its platform.
The newly hosted Journal of African Media Studies and Journal of African Cinemas is yet another feature in the the academic repository whose platform is further enriched with contents in media and cinema studies .
According to the Chief Executive Officer of the digital library, Iso Bassey, the coming together of the two platforms was an excellent one, giving subscribers privilege to access more contents.
“Intellect Books are foremost publishers in the area of creative arts. Having their journals on our site increases our resource base and offers greater value to our subscribers. In return, our platform offers increased visibility for these journals and their authors across the continent”, he said.
He explained that Journal of African Media Studies, an interdisciplinary journal, provided a forum for debate on the historical and contemporary aspects of media and communication in Africa while Journal of African Cinemas explored the interactions of visual and verbal narratives in African film. Both journals which had enjoyed wide review can be checked on www.academix.ng.
“The e library exists to promote Nigeria’s own research being conducted and written by it academics and professionals. It hosts multidisciplinary and Africa focused research featuring journals, research papers, theses, dissertations and reports. So far, it has published over 4,900 research items and also offers subscriptions to individuals and organisations”, he explained.