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"In your own opinion, what were the core aspects that made iHub Research what it was?"

" Novelty - that you were part of something new and exciting. Not just research but a niche in tech research (discovery). The team. The calibre of the individuals who started iHub Research were top notch. You just have to look at where they are now to understand this in hindsight. Brilliant minds (...Read more
Karega-Munene. “Museums in Kenya: Spaces for Selecting, Ordering and Erasing Memories of Identity and Nationhood.” African Studies 70, no. 2 (August 1, 2011): 224–45.

SM: This article by Karega Munene sets a background for why the National Museums of Kenya has the collection it owns and the reasons for why some items (books and other artifacts) are excluded or included within the collection.Read more

Kariuki, Collins. 2019. “National Archives: From Bank to a Haven of Knowledge.” Daily Nation, May 31, 2019.

AO: This brief Daily Nation article from May 31, 2019 outlines the history of the building and describes how: "[b]y offering internships, attachments and volunteer opportunities to youth, the Archives continues to play a critical role in the lives of Kenyans." I included the article to...Read more

AO. Libraries key in making the intellectual formation of a people an urgent matter.

AO: This quote by one of the co-founders of Book Bunk highlights the important role that libraries (should) play in consciousness raising and intellectual formation of Kenyans.

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3Vs Crowdsourcing Framework

AO: This framework was developed out of the experience of crowdsourcing during the 2013 Kenyan elections to help others understand what factors and considerations would be useful in assessing whether there is an adequate online "crowd" to source information from.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
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

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