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Chamelot, Fabienne, Hiribarren, Vincent and Rodet, Marie (2019) 'Archives, the Digital Turn, and Governance in Africa.' History in Africa, 47. pp. 101-118.

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Abstract

With the rise of information technology, an increasing proportion of public African archives are being digitized and made accessible on the internet. The same is being done to a certain extent with private archives too. As much as the new technologies are raising enthusiasm, they have prompted discussion among researchers and archivists, on subjects ranging from matters of intellectual property to sovereignty and governance. Digital archiving disrupts archival norms and practices, opening up a field of reflection relatively little explored by historians. This article therefore seeks to reflect on the digital turn of African archives as a subject for study in its own right, located at the crossroads of political and economic interests.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of History
ISSN: 03615413
Copyright Statement: This article has been published in a revised form in History in Africa, 47. pp. 101-118. https://doi.org/10.1017/hia.2019.26 This version is published under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND. No commercial re-distribution or re-use allowed. Derivative works cannot be distributed. © African Studies Association 2019
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1017/hia.2019.26
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2020 11:42
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/34231

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