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Digital preservation of agricultural information at Kenya Agricultural Research Institute

Peninah W Mwangi, Justus M Wamukoya

Abstract


Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) through its research and related activities generates a lot of digital agricultural information and records. While some of the information and records are born digital, others are the product of digitization. The information and records generated serve to improve and promote transfer of agricultural technologies, provide knowledge, inform the clientele, respond to demands and opportunities leading to the enhancement of agricultural production. The article examines the current practices underpinning digital preservation of agricultural information and records at KARI, the KAINet Pilot Project, and challenges in preservation of digital agricultural information and records at Kenya Agricultural Research Institute. The article further reviews literature pertaining to digital preservation and concludes with some recommendations directed towards improving and promoting preservation of digital agricultural information.

 




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