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Wangutusi Josephine. “ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF INSTITUTIONAL E-READINESS FOR PROVISION OF ARCHIVAL INFORMATION TO RESEARCHERS: THE CASE OF KENYA NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND DOCUMENTATION SERVICE,” 2013.

TM: A thesis that is an assesment of the e-readiness of KNADS and its impact on provision of Archival information to researchers with view with view to coming up with the best practise model to enhance access to archaival information. Read more

AO. Physical buildings and storage conditions.

AO: While it may seem self-evident, this excerpt from the workshop summary report underlines the continued importance of physical buildings to protect archival material. Especially at a time when...Read more

Tayiana Chao on Archives in Nairobi

With regards to identifying archives around the city, I think some of the collections that are generally not talked about are parastatal archives. This [would include] Kenya Railways, Kenya Posta, Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, etc. Because they are both private and public institutions, the...Read more

AO. Post-colonial archives and enduring colonial relationships

AO: This excerpt from a workshop summary report outlines the different meanings surrounding the concept of a post-colonial archive.

An archive could be “post-colonial” because it

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About the BIEA library/archive

AO: This artifact presents the information as displayed on the BIEA website (as of July 19, 2019) as relates to the BIEA library. The library hours on Saturday have been extended to 2 PM.Read more

AO. Parastatal archives in Kenya.

This quote by Tayiana Chao sheds light on lesser known archives that many of Kenya's parastatal agencies hold. Parastatal agencies are companies, agencies, or intergovernmental organizations that...Read more

Fedha, N.W. 1972. "The Role of the Archives in Research." Conference Paper. Nairobi, Kenya.

AO: In February 2019, I came across this document written in 1972 by one of the early chief archivists of the Kenya National Archives (N.W. Fedha). The document outlines the early history of the Kenya National Archives as well as the rationale and motivation for its creation...Read more

Syracuse University Libraries: Kenya National Archives

AO: This is a pdf of the Syracuse University Libraries' website which they states serves as a guide to the Kenyan National Archive collections at Syracuse University Libraries. I also included a sub-page within the site which describes how Syracuse University libraries partnered with KNA...Read more

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