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Digital Archiving

Digital Archiving
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Author(s): Delight Promise Udochukwu (University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria) and Chidimma Oraekwe (University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 13
Source title: Handbook of Research on Records and Information Management Strategies for Enhanced Knowledge Coordination
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Collence Takaingenhamo Chisita (Department of Information Science, University of South Africa, South Africa), Rexwhite Tega Enakrire (Department of Information Science, University of South Africa, South Africa), Oluwole Olumide Durodolu (Department of Information Science, University of South Africa, South Africa), Vusi Wonderboy Tsabedze (Department of Information Science, University of South Africa, South Africa) and Joseph M. Ngoaketsi (Department of Information Science, University of South Africa, South Africa)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-6618-3.ch005

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Abstract

Digital technologies are currently defining the 21st century age. Digital collections are core information and research materials for individuals and organizations. These core resources created for information use are fragile and require maintenance and preservation for future availability and accessibility. The preservation and management of these materials are dependent on the format and media, and digital collections are now been integrated to perform a single purpose of identifying, processing, and retaining the enduring value of digital materials. This chapter focuses on the concept of digital archiving, importance and challenges regarding preservation, accessibility of digital collections, and solutions to the expected challenges of digital archiving to strengthen the roles of information collecting and archiving institutions through the practical solutions provided.

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