The Structure Of The Archive
The Somali Archive is hosted within the Library System of Roma Tre (“Sistema Bibliotecario di Ateneo”, (SBA)) within the
The relevant materials are classified and organized according to the following categories: (i) Volumes, (ii) Chapters in volumes, (iii) Articles (in journals), (iv) Unpublished documents, (v) Images, (vi) Audios, (vii) Videos.
For each item the Archive provides complete references details, an abstract, 3 keyword, some notes and a subject classification. It is therefore possible to search for a document starting the query with any of these entries, namely with the author’s name, its title (or part of it), the relevant subject, its language, or finally through (some) key words. Each entry is provided with a link to the relevant file (.pdf or other formats, depending on the type of document). The thematic domains used for classification are (in alphabetic order): agriculture, anthropology, archeology and history, art and photography, bibliographic catalogues, didactics, dictionaries and glossaries, documents, economic resources, geography, law, literature, linguistics, medicine, music, natural sciences, politics, religion, sport. Entries and information are provided in three languages: Italian, Somali and English.
NB: The indication of Somali authors’ nouns is respectful of the spelling provided in the cited publication. This means that a single author can be inserted both using the Somali spelling (for example, “Cali”) and the European/American form (i.e., “Ali”), which is often used by Somali people as well. Therefore, it might be sometimes necessary to make more than search in the Archive.