What is it about?

This article presents a historical overview and highlights significant advancements in the education and training of archives and records management (ARM) professionals in Africa and examines the major obstacles currently encountered by educators and trainers.

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Why is it important?

In the past, there have been numerous professional discussions regarding the improvement of education and training for professionals in the archives and records management field in Africa. However, these discussions failed to address many recent developments and trends.


The article highlights the wide range of institutions and qualifications available in archives and records management across Africa. While this diversification and expansion has undoubtedly created more opportunities for education and training in the field, there is need to examine its impact on quality

Dr Shadrack Katuu
University of South Africa

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This page is a summary of: Archives and Records Management Education and Training: what can Africa learn from Europe and North America?, Information Development, May 2009, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0266666909104714.
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