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Molefe chedza oau digitization project

Molefe chedza oau digitization project






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    • OAU Digitization Project 1 The paper (CM/1793 (LIX) Add.2: 2) of 1994 noted that “The reorganisation of the Archive Unit and the storing of documents using scanning techniques will guarantee safety for all past and future historical documents of the OAU”
    • Resource mobilization for the project 2 A list of resources required was made  Human resource = one archivist, two cataloguers, a laboratory technician and a bilingual secretary. (All these to be new recruits)  Equipment = an impressive list including cameras, book cradles, microfiche  More emphasis was placed on equipment than on the human resources  no indication of how the project related to the other departments beyond the archives and how they were expected to contribute.  Not apparent who was to champion the project  The diverse skills requirements for digitization were ill represented.  Apparent that skills were lacking
    • Resource mobilization strategy 3 No particular strategy was put in place.  The archives had a budget of $100,000.00 approved by the Council of Ministers  UNDP was targeted for the supplementary human resources (Electrical Engineer and a database officer).  The project ran on consultancy  Money was not the problem
    • Problems 4 No comprehensive and documented resource mobilization No documented strategy Not much ownership from the organization No monitoring or evaluation Consultants finished their job Commented about the internal incompetency Handed over the project and that was the end Archives staff left A new senior officer came in, cleared the Equipment clutterTHAT WAS THE END OF THE PROJECT AND NOTHING OF IT REMAINS TO DATE AU Turns a New Page