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Marketing and public programming in records and archives at the Tanzania Records and Archives Management Department

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dc.contributor.author Kamatula, Gwakisa A.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-26T08:51:08Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-26T08:51:08Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Kamatula, G.A., 2011. Marketing and public programming in records and archives at the Tanzania Records and Archives Management Department. Journal of the South African Society of Archivists, 44, pp.74-89. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/3771
dc.description this is a paper originated from Marketing and public programming in records and archives at Tanzania en_US
dc.description.abstract Archival institutions hold valuable collections in different forms and formats including correspondence, manuscripts, reports, and audio visual materials such as photographs, maps, plans, audiotapes, videos and films. Marketing and public programming are essential means for increasing the utilization of archival materials. However, many archival institutions particularly in Africa do not have effective marketing and public programming through which the general public could be made aware of the unique archival materials preserved by their state archives. As such, many of these materials are not utilized fully as evidenced by the low numbers of researchers consulting archives especially within the eastern and southern African region. The purpose of this paper is to assess the current marketing and public programming being undertaken by RAMD for effective promotion of its archival materials. Data was gathered through interviews with some officers at RAMD, as well as documentary and literature review. The paper reveals that marketing and public programming activities conducted at RAMD are insufficient and ineffective as they are only concentrated in particular areas leaving the wider community unaware of the archival resources and services provided by the department. The paper concludes by arguing that marketing and public programming remains the key to promoting and encouraging the use of services provided by RAMD. It is recommended that RAMD uses the modern information communication technologies to develop its own website through which archival information about its materials and resources could be uploaded for the general public’s easy accessibility. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of the South African Society of Archivists, en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;Vol. 44,
dc.subject archive en_US
dc.subject , public programming en_US
dc.subject advocacy, en_US
dc.subject marketing en_US
dc.subject records en_US
dc.subject outreach en_US
dc.subject marketing mix en_US
dc.title Marketing and public programming in records and archives at the Tanzania Records and Archives Management Department en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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