College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences Principal, Prof. Kiama, during the opening session of Digitization and Digital Preservation Workshop.
College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences hosted the Digitization & Digital Preservation Workshop 2017. The three-day workshop focused largely on library research and digitization topics such as; review of the Open Archival Information System (or OAIS) reference model, review of digitization programs from around the world, selection and review of standards for digitized materials, digitization workflow, project management and quality assurance and acceptance criteria, digital preservation considerations plus digitization tools, open source and commercial. Moreover, the workshop members participated in digitization hands-on activities and use of AgEcon search and international databases.
The key outcome of the workshop was to increase participants’ knowledge on digitization of library collections, digitization project management and digital preservation.
The workshop was organized by Information Training & Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA), the News Media Section of IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) in partnership with the IFLA Preservation and Conservation Regional Centre for Southern Africa and the AgEcon search.