Making African Academic Resources Accessible (MAARA) is a collaboration between the University of Ghana Institute of African Studies (IAS) and New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) Audiovisual Preservation Exchange (APEX) program. The goals of this initiative are to:
- Build capacity for archival quality digitization at the IAS Audio-Visual Archive to support the transfer of audio tapes dating back to the early 1950s
- Create broad access and ensure digital preservation of the newly created digital assets through collaboration with the University of Ghana Computing Systems (UGCS)
- Promote Ghana’s rich sound heritage by facilitating new uses of these materials for teaching, learning, scholarship, and production
For more information about MAARA, please read our inaugural blog post, and keep up with our progress on this site.