Sabinet and Coherent Digital today signed an agreement to build and distribute electronic library databases focused on Africa.
Sabinet is the largest vendor of African content to libraries. Founded in 1983, as a collaboration of South African universities and libraries, Sabinet offers the largest database of Pan-African journals, the most complete collection of South African legal, union, and government information, as well as unique African library resources in reference, news, and archives.
Coherent Digital LLC is a new publishing company that finds often overlooked content and makes it useful. It recently launched Policy Commons, delivering hard-to-find content from the world's think tanks and policy institutes. It currently has a special focus on building coverage of Africa.
Ros Hattingh, Managing Director at Sabinet, said, "Africa is the fastest growing and second most populous continent. Its cultural, demographic, environmental, and economic impact is undeniable. With this partnership, we plan to make it easy and affordable for all institutions to make major African collections available for their patrons, regardless of budget."
"We share Sabinet's goal of making African voices heard," said Stephen Rhind-Tutt, President at Coherent Digital. "Sabinet's products will complement our existing focus on Africa in Policy Commons and help us build further relationships with African organizations."
The partnership will begin later this month, with Coherent selling Sabinet products in North America, and Sabinet selling Policy Commons and other Coherent products in Africa.
About Coherent Digital
Coherent Digital was founded in 2019 by industry veterans Stephen Rhind-Tutt, Toby Green, Eileen Lawrence, Pete Ciuffetti, and others. We find important content and make it useful—so researchers can do their work, educators can teach, scholars can publish, and organizations can disseminate their knowledge to a global audience. Through Coherent, information is saved, uniquely tagged, stabilized, and made discoverable.
For nearly 40 years, Sabinet has firmly established itself as a leader in facilitating access to a wide spectrum of high-quality and credible information sources. Over the years, Sabinet has built a strong local and international reputation for providing Africa's information to the world and the world's information to Africa.