Assessing the prospects of digitisation at the University of Ghana Library System (UGLS)

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dc.contributor.advisor Underwood, Peter G.
dc.contributor.postgraduate Sewe, Kwesi Babipina
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-18T12:09:22Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-18T12:09:22Z
dc.date.created 2017-05-05
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.description Mini Dissertation (MIT)--University of Pretoria, 2016. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The basic aim of this mini-dissertation was to explore the prospects of digitisation at the University of Ghana Library System (UGLS). The research followed a qualitative approach and a case study research design was adopted. A thorough literature study was conducted. The primary purpose of the literature was to inform the research on the questions and objectives raised on the aspects of digitisation to understand the dynamics and complexity of digitisation. Six staff from the UGLS digitisation programme were purposively sampled for in-depth interviews for their direct involvement in the UGLS digitisation programme. Semi-structured interviews were then conducted with UGLS digitisation managers and the current IT and digitisation operations staff to collect data. During the interviews, the following issues associated with digitisation were addressed: policy, planning, goals and priorities, selection criteria, skills and expertise, digital preservation and long-term access, issues and challenges; solutions and recommendations to digitisation constraints of the UGLS. These issues were used to identify and develop themes where thematic analyses of research data were done. Specific recommendations were also develop to share with UGLS to address the digitisation policy and planning issues, selection issues, human resource and skills requirements; the critical challenges, resource requirements, long-term preservation and access of digitised content and the sustainability of digitisation programme. Final recommendations were made based on the findings and conclusions of the research to advise on the sustainability of the UGLS digitisation programme. en_ZA
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dc.description.degree MIT en_ZA
dc.description.department Information Science en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Sewe, KB 2016, Assessing the prospects of digitisation at the University of Ghana Library System (UGLS), MIT Mini Dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd <http://hdl.handle.net/2263/63621> en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/63621
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of Pretoria
dc.rights © 2018 University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria.
dc.subject Digitization en_ZA
dc.subject Digital Library en_ZA
dc.subject Digital preservation (DP) en_ZA
dc.subject Digitization planning en_ZA
dc.subject Digitization policy en_ZA
dc.subject UCTD
dc.title Assessing the prospects of digitisation at the University of Ghana Library System (UGLS) en_ZA
dc.type Mini Dissertation en_ZA


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