Audiovisual Archiving in the Third World – Problems and Perspectives: An Analysis of Audiovisual Archiving in the East and Southern African Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (ESARBICA) Region

  • Violet Matangira National Archives of Zimbabwe


In comparison, audiovisual archives are much more difficult to manage than paper documents due to their technical nature. Most institutions in the ESARBICA region are still struggling to put up basic operating structures for audiovisual archiving due to lack of resources, basic infrastructure and inadequate technical skills required to effectively manage audiovisual archiving activities. The paper will look at the current position of audiovisual archiving at national archival institutions in the ESARBICA region, highlights problems being faced and bring out the challenges that are ahead as well as suggests practical starting points for the region.

ESARBICA Journal Vol.22 2003: 43-49

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