Stakeholders’ Attitudes Towards the Management and Preservation of Digital Cultural Heritage Resources in Ghana

Eric Boamah, Daniel G. Dorner, Gillian Oliver

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Abstract

This paper presents an overview of one component of the preliminary findings from a research project that seeks to understand the various contextual factors influencing the management and preservation of digital cultural heritage resources (DPCH) in Ghana. Four main clusters of factors, i.e., attitudinal, resources, policy, and management factors, were identified as impacting on DPCH in Ghana. This paper focuses on attitudinal factors because increasing understanding of underlying attitudes and behaviours has the potential to inform meaningful and culturally appropriate strategies. The paper identifies attitudinal enablers and hindrances and concludes that the lack of interest by funders and policy makers in formal information management, and also in DPCH currently counters the enablers. Accordingly, information professionals and professional associations need to be proactive in their promotional efforts to bring about attitudinal changes to promote DPCH.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-317
Number of pages18
JournalAustralian Academic and Research Libraries
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes

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