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Prof. Nathan Mnjama

Prof Nathan Mnjama

Faculty of Humanities

Library and Information Studies


Location: Block239/106
Phone: +267 355 2629
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PhD, Archival Studies, University College London; Post Graduate Diploma in Archival Studies, University of Ghana;  Post Graduate Diploma in Historical Studies, Girton College, Cambridge; BA History, University of Nairobi.

Nathan Mnjama is a Professor in the Department of Library and Information Studies, University of Botswana with specialization in Archives and Records Management. . His PhD was on Railway Records: Their Management and Exploitation in Kenya. Prof Mnjama has worked as an archivist and records manager at the Kenya National Archives and was responsible for the location and copying of Kenyan archives from the UK between 1980 and 1985. He has considerable experience in teaching and delivery of archives and records management programmes having lectured at the School of Information Sciences, Moi University Kenya, and since 1996 at the Department of Library and Information Studies University of Botswana where he has been instrumental in the design of archives and records management programmes. Prof Mnjama is a well known speaker and presenter in archives and records management forums in East and Southern Africa, and he has published  extensively in the field of archives and records management in Africa.  Prof. Mnjama has participated in several  records management initiatives organized  by the International Records Management  Trust aimed at improving archives and records keeping practices in Africa. He has considerable experience  supervising Masters dissertations and PhD studies in Archives, Records Management and Information  Studies..

Archives and Records Management

Migrated archives, preservation and conservation of library and archival materials, management of audiovisual archives, access and  archival programming, archival legislation, records management, transparency, accountability and good governance

I have supervised over 50 candidates in the areas of archives and records management and information management 

  1. Jain P and Mnjama N (2016). Managing Knowledge Resources and Records in Modern Organizations, IGI Global ISBN:  9781522519652
  2. Mnjama N (2018). Archival Access and Public programming," in Ngulube P Handbook of Research on Heritage Management and Preservation. IGI-Global, ISBN13: 9781522531371, pp.47-68
  3. Mnjama N and Lowry J  (2017).  A Proposal for a Manifesto on African Archives in Europe  In Lowry J (2017) Displaced Archives, Farnham, Surrey: Routledge/ Taylor Francis, ISBN-13: 978-1472470690: pp.101-113
  4. Mnjama N (2015). Migrated Archives: The African Experience, Journal of the South African Society of Archivists, Vol. 44, pp.45-54
  5. Mnjama N (2014). ICTS  and utilization of  archival sources  for research in eastern and southern Africa. In Olatokun W  (eds).  ARCIS Book of Readings in Information Science and Technology, Vol. II. Ibadan, Zenith Book House. ISBN 978-978-50793-9-5, pp.159-184

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