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Volume: 16 | Article ID: art00026
The Challenges of Archiving Audio Visual Heritages in Northern Nigeria
  DOI :  10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2019.1.0.26  Published OnlineMay 2019

This paper attempts to show case the challenges militating against the establishment, funding and promotion of audiovisual archiving collections held by different government institutions in Northern Nigeria. The rationale of such attempt rests on the observation that although audiovisual materials constitute vital information resource in such institutions, they are often not adequately managed after their creation. The paper also identifies the major constraints and limitations of audiovisual materials found in the public sectors, media houses and the challenges in their management. This serves as an important mechanism for raising general awareness on the audiovisual materials and on the need to preserve and safeguard such materials for future generations, as a means of making them accessible to the public. The paper shows that many of the problems related to the management of such materials in the country emanate from, such us national policy on preservation and conservation, lack of trained personnel in the management of audiovisual materials, technological challenges, inadequate storage facilities and the perception by users that audiovisual materials are not as valuable as records in other formats. The paper proffer strategies for dealing with the challenges of preserving and improving the use of audiovisual materials in Nigeria.

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Musa Salih Muhammad, "The Challenges of Archiving Audio Visual Heritages in Northern Nigeriain Proc. IS&T Archiving 2019,  2019,  pp 113 - 115,

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