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The significance of Indigenous knowledge and its role are being recognized worldwide today. However there is the grave danger of its extinction due to internal and external factors. That the preservation of indigenous knowledge is a pertinent and urgent matter is being acknowledged by the stakeholders – indigenous communities, researchers and libraries alike. Print and Digital preservation in the library are among the best means for managing information including indigenous knowledge. This study reports results of a study on challenges in digital management and accessibility of indigenous knowledge in select university libraries of Northeast India. It found that though these libraries do collect and preserve indigenous knowledge yet it is not in a very organized manner. Digital management of and access to indigenous information is also still minimal.