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I had the privilege of being in New York in November 2015. I was there to attend a course being run by New York based company, Digital Transitions, in collaboration with Phase One. Phase One teamed up with Digital Transitions to take their exceptional quality camera technology available to the capture of heritage collections. In [...]

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Toward the end of last year we were excited to take delivery of a brand new Phase One XF camera with an 80-Megapixel CCD digital back. For some years now we have been looking to a more versatile high end medium format camera technology to our existing scanner technology . Camera technology generally has been receiving [...]

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We are excited to announce that during the course of 2015, 51% of the ownership of Africa Media Online passed into the hands of Not-for-Profit trusts set up for the benefit of formerly disadvantaged communities, which is very much in line with our overall vision to enable “Africans to tell Africa’s story.” A 26% stake [...]

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Michaelhouse’s innovative Archivist, Robyn Gruijters, showcased how she uses her digital archive and the benefit it has had for the wider Michaelhouse community. She was speaking at a conference at the ICC in Durban hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal Archives and Records service. If you can put up with the partially hand held recording I did [...]

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The Forum for School Museums and Archives is having a conference in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday February 28, 2015 at St Nicholas Diocesan School under the theme “Collections Make Connections.” For curators of museums and archivists as well as senior management in historic schools it is a wonderful opportunity to interact with colleagues from other institutions [...]

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This is the fourth post in a series that looks at steps toward building a digital archive. After an introduction to building a digital archive we looked at the Scoping process that aligns your goal of building a digital archive with the vision, mission and strategic objectives of your organisation, and the Screening process that [...]

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MEMAT Help Videos: Using Your CRM

I find a customer relationship management system (CRM) is one of the most useful tools in building a business or keeping track of people who are interested in what our organisation is doing. And that is true of people who are interested in your digital archive. This is why MEMAT has an integrated Open Source [...]

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In my previous 2 posts I have dealt with why it is going to become critical for organisations and institutions to build a digital archive and I have looked at the the first step toward building a digital archive – Scoping. In this post I will cover the second step to building a digital archive, which [...]

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If you are the owner or administrator of a MEMAT site, your administrator login gives you permission to do actions on the site that no other login grants, from administrating other users to realising ordered files to those who have placed an order. MEMAT is Africa Media Online’s digital asset management (DAM) system for the long-term archiving [...]

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Having dealt with why it is going to become critical for organisations and institutions to build a digital archive the next question is, okay, how do we go about it? The first step in building a digital archive is  Scoping.(1) My experience is that when most people think about digitisation they think about pressing a button [...]

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