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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

AO. The geo-politics of accessing African digital archives

AO: This excerpt from the workshop summary report highlights some of the geo-politics behind "opening up" archives once they are made digital. How are users vetted and approved and who is able to...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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AO. developing practices of reading and making STS archives

AO: Waterton (2010) argues that given the growing range of experimentations with digital archives, STS scholars and

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Kemoni, N. Henry, and Patrick Ngulube. “National Archives and the Effective Management of Public Sector Records in Kenya,” 2007.

TM: This is a research report on the findings of the challenges faced by government ministries and state departments in Kenya. It contains a detailed report of findings from 157 research participants identifying the challenges that hamper effective government intersectionality in regard to...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

AO. Other libraries and archives.

AO: Page 453 of Carotenuto and Luongo (2005) highlights other libraries and archives that could be of interest to researchers in Nairobi. As an extension of this exhibit, Trevas and I are working...Read more

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. Suspicion of digital archives given histories of knowledge extraction from the continent

AO: This quote highlights the unequal relations of global knowledge production and Africa's often marginalized role despite being a key site of and for knowledges.

"Many initial

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AO. Repatriation of colonial government documents

AO: According to this excerpt from Carotenuto and Luongo (2005), KNA's work in the first few decades of the newly independent Kenya was to repatriate documents removed from Kenya by the outgoing...Read more

AO. Post-colonialism.

AO: An important point made by the authors is the importance of careful consideration of who is driving the creation and maintenance of the archive. Who is assembling and curating the materials...Read more

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