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Panel: The Digital Records Curation Programme

July 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0

PANEL: The Digital Records Curation Programme

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  • Juliet A. Erima – Moi University, Kenya
  • Tshepho L. Mosweu – University of Botswana
  • Thatayaone Segaetsho – University of Botswana
  • Forget Chaterera-Zambuko – National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe
  • Vusi Tsabedze – University of South Africa
  • Makutla Mojapelo – University of South Africa


The importance and need for digital curation has increased significantly in recent years owing to the myriad of risks facing digital assets, which include problems of hardware and software obsolescence, media fragility, rapid technological developments, and lack of sufficient metadata. Additionally, digital records face risks of improper handling, corruption and alteration, unauthorized access, accidental erasure, among other problems. These issues necessitate continuous discussions amongst information professionals including records managers and archivists on how best they can be circumvented in the face of changing technologies. Hence, digital curation has gained world-wide acceptance and recognition today as a sound strategy for ensuring continued accessibility of digital assets. I therefore propose a panel for the discussion of issues surrounding digital curation, which will include sharing of case studies from different countries and organizations around the globe. The proposed panel discussion will provide a forum for digital curation experts, researchers and information practitioners to share knowledge and shape the digital curation agenda for the future, including review of the current digital records curation curriculum.

Will this session be recorded for the AERI2021 Youtube channel? Yes


July 15
11:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0
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