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Towards a National Framework for Digital Preservation in Nigeria: Technologies and Best Practices

David Oguche
Asabe Aliyu


The need for preserving digital resources (acquired or generated) by institutions in Nigeria becomes imperative in the wake of adoption of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by these institutions. The paper advocates for a national framework for preserving digital resources for long-term or future use and to avoid the risk of losing national memory in this digital age. Technology emulation, migration and encapsulation are some of the digital preservation strategies discussed in the paper. The paper also identified two key national institutions that can drive the digital preservation initiative in Nigeria.

Keywords: Archive, Preservation, Digital materials, Technology Obsolence