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  1. Asogwa, BE (2011) Digitization of Archival Collections in Africa for Scholarly Communication: Issues, Strategies, and Challenges‘. Library Philosophy & Practice, 1–14.
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The digital archive and preservation is advantageous in comparison to traditional archive. For successful creation and maintenance of digital archive and preservation various basic principles should be followed. There are several technological, legal policies and related challenges which have to be solved for successful implementation of digital archive and preservation. The developing countries have started taking interest in digital archive and preservation but facing several challenges on the way. The study attempted to distinguish the level of consciousness on various copyright or legal issues associated with the digital collection and to get opinion from various categories of respondents about criteria guide on selection of materials for digitization. The present study analysis is to know various problems while using digital archives and ways to broadcast to use the IR/ digital archives and discuss about the special skills required for library staff to implement various methods to access the digital collection and defensive measures relating to issues on digitizing the documents in the digital archives



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