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Research & Documentation Centre (RDC). Main Objectives of the RDC To identify and collect relevant documents. To preserve collected Eritrean historical.

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1 Research & Documentation Centre (RDC)

2 Main Objectives of the RDC To identify and collect relevant documents. To preserve collected Eritrean historical records. To create awareness of documentation within the society. To give training on records and archives management. To organize and allow public access to the documents.

3 Holdings of RDC as a National Archives Archival Collection Italian period ( ) British period ( ) Federal period ( ) Ethiopian Period ( ) Armed Struggle period ( ) Records of post Independence period

4 Stone inscription in Dahlak Stone inscriptions found in Dahlak

5 Early stages of Italian periods records

6 Original manuscripts of Italian period Arabic

7 5. Religious Parchments Inventory of Islamic parchments Inventory of Orthodox parchments Inventory of religious artifacts

8 Sample of inventoried parchments

9 Sample of inventoried artifacts

10 Sample of Islamic manuscripts

11 Sample of Islamic Manuscripts

12 One of the Oldest Mosques in Eritrea as well as in Africa

13 Sample of Old Mosques

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16 Workshop to Create Awareness on Preservation of Religious Manuscripts

17 2. Digitisation –The audio studio transfers audiocassettes and reel-to-reel into recommended archival digital Minidisks. –The video studio transfers analogue VHS, Hi-8, Betacam, Betamax, and U-matic records into recommended archival Digital Betacam formats.

18 Storage room of analog and digitized audio-visual collections

19 Audio-visual digitisation studios

20 3. Microfilming Written Documents –Takes pictures of old documents and preserves them in microfilm formats.

21 Microfilm Studio

22 Portable Microfilm Camera

23 4. Scanning The RDC scans microfilmed records for friendly use purposes.

24 Picture Abeba Microfilm scanning Studio

25 5. Photographic studio Digitizes positive, negatives films and slides

26 Digital Photographic Studio

27 Scanning and editing damaged photos

28 Thank you


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