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Challenges and Prospects Facing the Digitisation of Historical Records for their Preservation within the National Archives of Zimbabwe

Sigauke, Delight T. and Nengomasha, Catherine T. (2011) Challenges and Prospects Facing the Digitisation of Historical Records for their Preservation within the National Archives of Zimbabwe. In: International Conference on African Digital Libraries and Archives (ICADLA-2), 14-18 November 2011, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg South Africa. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The National Archives of Zimbabwe Act (1986) has declared that historical records in particular must be protected against any destruction, defacing, alteration, mutilation or damage. Despite this, the pace at which digitisation has been implemented by the National Archives of Zimbabwe and other memory institutions to ensure the protection and preservation of historical records and other valuable information materials, has been slag and ad-hoc. This paper will present and discuss the circumstances and challenges facing the country’s National Archiving institution to embark on digitisation efforts to preserve selected public and private historical records and archives generated public registries, memory institutions and other information centres in Zimbabwe. Keywords: Zimbabwe, National Archives of Zimbabwe, digitisation, historical records, digital preservation

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Paper is yet to be peer-reviwed.
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mr Delight T. Sigauke
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2013 10:34
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2014 10:26
URI: http://researchdatabase.ac.zw/id/eprint/278

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