Russia, the Former Soviet Union, and Africa
The JDP began its long history of work in Russia and the Former Soviet Union countries in 1990 with a grant from the Soros Foundation. We began our work with the Carnegie Corporation of New York, in 2000 and they continue to fund the Project today. We are currently working with 9 Centers of Advanced Studies and Education know as "CASES"; Irkutsk State University CASE, Voronezh State University CASE, Baltic CASE, Novgorod State University CASE, Far-Eastern national University CASE, Ural State University CASE, Southern Federal University (formerly Rostov) CASE, Tomsk State University CASE and Saratov State University CASE. Support from the Carnegie Corporation also enables us to work with 13 institutions of higher learning in the FSU.
In 2009, we received funding from Carnegie to work with six institutions of higher learning in sub-Saharan Africa: University of Ghana Legon, University of Education in Winneba, Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library-Obafemi Awolowo University, University of Jos, University of Dar es Salaam and Makerere University.
From the beginning, we believed there is a need for libraries to maintain collections of academic journals which provide the most up-to-date information in any field, connecting scholars and students with the work of scholars elsewhere. By having this consistent flow of information, a country or region is guaranteed access to a minimum level of current scholarship. While there was no question that this need was enormous in 1990 when the Soviet Union, which had banned access to a great deal of Western scholarship, particularly in the social sciences, collapsed, there is no question that the need continues to exist.
The primary goal in our extensive work in Russia, FSU and Africa is to maintain significant, continuous journal archives, especially in the social sciences and humanities at the institutions receiving our support.
List of libraries supported by funding from the Carnegie Corporation (pdf)
Journals received by libraries supported by the Carnegie Corporation (pdf)