A Catalyst for Social Activism: The Digital Black Bibliography Project Institutional Repository Document uri icon


  • This ppt presentation details a collaborative proof of concept project called Digital Black Bibliography (DiBB) that sought to provide scholars with the tools to compile, preserve, manipulate, and interpret Africana cultural history as represented in seminal black historical bibliography texts. The project objectives were to transform printed bibliographies into more granular data that scholars could use to search, analyze, and expand the understanding of bibliographies. The works used in the project were of two seminal bibliographers, Prof. Dorothy Porter Wesley's A Catalogue of The African Collection and Prof. Abdul Alkalimat (Gerald McWhorter)'s Afro-Scholar newsletters.

author list (cited authors)

  • Hankins, R., Earhart, A., Ives, M., & Potvin, S.

complete list of authors

  • Hankins, Rebecca||Earhart, Amy||Ives, Maura||Potvin, Sarah

publication date

  • May 2016