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Motsi resource mobilisation final

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RESOURCE MOBILISATION FOR …

RESOURCE MOBILISATION FOR
CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT FOR
DIGITISATION

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  • 1. RESOURCE MOBILISATION FOR CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT FOR DIGITISATION Alexio MotsiHead of Preservation – National Archives and Records Service Department of Arts and Culture
  • 2. Why Digitisation?• Bridging the information divide• Provision of equitable access to information• Global economic role playing• Marketing and popularization• Preservation and Access• Education• Communication
  • 3. The Current Situation• Scanning on demand• No established digitisation sections• Usually done as an add-on• No proper training for practitioners• Those doing digitisation do it out of passion• No sustainability plans in place• Lack of management commitment
  • 4. Challenges• Alignment with Institutional priorities – Funding – budget allocations – Resources• Low level of interest – Nice to have but not a priority – Concerns over ownership and control – Failed projects used as excuses• Done only because there is funding
  • 5. What needs to be done?• Identify real benefits – Access, preservation, resource sharing, security and disaster continuity• Ensure institutional commitment – Alignment with strategic objectives, – Implementation of digitisation strategies• Form partnerships – Sharing resources, collaboration• Mobilise resources – Marketing, awareness, social and economic benefits
  • 6. Resource Mobilisation – how?• Needs assessment• Planning• Ensure institutional commitment• Environmental scanning• Identification of stakeholders• Alignment with institutional and government priorities
  • 7. Capacity Development –what?• Foster organisational instinct• Resource allocation and utilisation• Trends and traits – warning signals• Empowerment – decision making, accountability• Devolution of accountability responsibilities• Economic shock absorbers and stability control• Environmental analysis• Developing trust
  • 8. Risks to be managed• Funding• Insufficient research• Premature implementation of projects• Limited project management and other relatedskills• Global economic challenges• Rights management• Accountability•
  • 9. Options• Resource sharing• National and /or Regional cooperation• National Fund• National Policy on Digitisation –•Joint ventures – PPP
  • 10. Conclusion• Developing capacity for digitisation is still a critical requirement in Africa• Planning resources for digitisation should be long term rather than short term• Embarking on digitisation without proper planning can be wasteful expenditure.• Digitisation should be aligned with the strategic objectives of the organisation
  • 11. Thank You

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