The word "Aluka" is derived from a Zulu word meaning "to weave". It's an appropriate title for this international, collaborative initiative, which is committed to building and maintaining a digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa. While it might be best to describe some websites by what they have, it's almost better to ask the question of what Aluka doesn't have on its very thorough site. From the homepage, visitors can search the entire contents of the collection, or just browse on through some of the "Aluka's Choice" items, which might include anything from a drawing on animal skin or an architectural rendering of a temple in Ghana. The site also features several library tools, including a 3D viewer, a specialized page viewer, and an image measurement tool. Visitors can also take a look at the "News" area or just check out the "Image of the Day" feature on the homepage.


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  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > World History
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