Provision of Records Created in Networked Environments in the Curricula of Institutions of Higher Learning in Africa

Mpho Ngoepe, Shadrack Katuu
  • New Review of Information Networking, January 2017, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/13614576.2017.1297731

Curriculum development for archives and records management professionals in Africa

What is it about?

This study outlines progress on an ongoing study by InterPARES Trust Africa Team that examines the curricula in different African educational institutions and investigates the extent to which they address the increasingly complex environment that includes the management of digital records in networked environments.

Why is it important?

The importance of curriculum development on archives and records management in the digital era, especially on the African continent, cannot be overemphasized. While many universities in the global hub have included studies on all aspects of archives and records management programs with many emphasizing records created in networked environments, the same cannot be said about universities on the African continent.


Dr Shadrack Katuu

In Africa, education and training of archives and records professionals can be traced back several decades. Archives and records practitioners in Africa’s different countries have, over the years, taken varying paths to attain their professional qualifications.

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