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Digital preservation of indigenous knowledge (IK) by cultural heritage institutions: a comparative study of Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda

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dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-13 en
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-16T16:16:23Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-16T16:16:23Z
dc.date.issued 2016-10-19 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/10196
dc.description Paper presented at the SCESCAL Conference, Ezulwini, Swaziland, 25 - 29 April en
dc.description.abstract This paper strives to explore the state of digitisation of Indigenous Knowledge (IK) across the three countries: Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda. IK in Africa has gained momentum as a strategic resource for socio-economic development hence the need for its effective management. Many studies concur that the bulk of the world's heritage resources including digitally born resources have been lost and some cannot be recovered due to neglect. Digitisation is viewed as a tool that can be used to provide long-term preservation and global access to IK. To gain insight about the state of IK digitisation projects of the studied countries nine (9) cases were studied. Data presented and discussed in this paper was obtained through the use of semi-structured interviews. For one case of the nine, content analysis for the web-based portal of a national heritage repository was conducted. Secondary data was further obtained through document search of relevant print and electronic resources. Recommendations suggest the need for intensifying digitisation projects of IK found in rural communities; collaborative approach; increased funding and capacitating of information professionals in the digitisation of heritage resources. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS en
dc.subject HERITAGE RESOURCES en
dc.subject NIGERIA en
dc.subject UGANDA en
dc.title Digital preservation of indigenous knowledge (IK) by cultural heritage institutions: a comparative study of Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda en
dc.type Conference or seminar papers en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2016/17 en
dc.ResearchGroup Management Support en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9416 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=17011 en
dc.outputnumber 8263 en
dc.bibliographictitle Biyela, N., Oyelude, A. & Haumba, E. (2016) Digital preservation of indigenous knowledge (IK) by cultural heritage institutions: a comparative study of Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda. (Paper presented at the SCESCAL Conference, Ezulwini, Swaziland, 25 - 29 April). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/10196 en
dc.publicationyear 2016 en
dc.contributor.author1 Biyela, N. en
dc.contributor.author2 Oyelude, A. en
dc.contributor.author3 Haumba, E. en


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