Between the 10th and the 12th of May, the Training Programme in collaboration with the Africa Programme will be offering to our African members a Digital Recordkeeping virtual training. This training opportunity will provide a sound introduction to the main issues and aspects of managing digital records and archives. It is based on ICA’s Africa Programme’s Digital Records Curation Programme materials but is intended for practitioners, rather than those planning to develop university level archives and records management education.
The course is planned for those who are working in archives and records management programmes who want or need to increase their understanding and knowledge of digital recordkeeping. No prior knowledge of managing digital records and archives is required but participants will need to have a basic grounding in archives and records management in order to follow the training content. It is also recommended that they access and download the Digital Records Curation Programme materials which are available here: https://www.ica.org/en/digital-records-curation-programme.
The course is delivered by five alumni of ICA’s Africa Programme’s Digital Records Curation Study School which was held in Botswana in 2019. ICA’s Training Officer has supported the facilitation team in the design and content of the course. The trainers include:
- Umaru Bangura: Lecturer, Department of Information Studies and Knowledge Management, Faculty of Communication Media and Information Studies, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone.
- Forget Chaterera-Zambuko: Assistant Professor in Records Management and Archival Science at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, former ICA New Professional bursary holder.
- Margaret Crockett: ICA Training Officer and consultant archivist and records manager
- Juliet Awinja Erima: Lecturer, department of Library, Records Management and Information Studies, Moi University (Kenya), School of Information Sciences.
- Alina Karlos: Assistant Archivist and Acting HOD, Archives and Special Collections, Part-time Lecturer, School of Humanities, Society and Development, Department of Social Sciences, University of Namibia
- Tshepho Mosweu: Senior Lecturer, Department of Library and Information Studies, University of Botswana & Research Fellow, Department of Information Science, University of South Africa.
The course will be delivered in three half-day session on the 10th, 11th and 12th May 2022. Class will start at 10.30 East Africa Time, 9.30 Central Africa time and 7.30 West Africa Time. Classes will last four hours with a short break in the middle.
Participants may register via the ICA website here: https://www.ica.org/en/ica-virtual-training-in-digital-recordkeeping. The course is free but participants must be African members of ICA in good standing. Registration entails an undertaking by participants to attend the training – failure to show without notice to organisers may result in refusal to attend other free ICA training courses. The class is limited to 30 people.
This training will be delivered in English. Interpretation services in other languages won’t be provided.
For more information about this virtual training, we invite you to check below the training overview (in English).