Digital repositories are important for educational institutions in helping to manage and capture intellectual assets as a part of their information strategy. A digital repository can hold a wide range of materials for a variety of purposes and users. It can support research, learning, and administrative processes.
As archive specialists at AUS, we archive audio-visual, pictorial, and textual material. We also handle archiving requests from different departments to archive documents in digital repositories.
In this presentation, we will talk about the importance of digital repositories and their role of providing important documents when needed. AUS will be celebrating its 25th anniversary next academic year, and AUS Archives was the first department to turn to, to seek material for the Silver Jubilee celebrations.
Lastly, we will be addressing the challenges faced in retrieving the requested material and how to improve the Archives processes to serve the next 25 years at AUS.