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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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Why build a digital archive? That is a very good question, particularly since building a digital archive involves a lot of effort and considerable expense. For memory institutions (archives, museums and libraries) the need to build a digital archive is compelling. As the European Union funded DigiCULT Report (p.90) stated, in the new information economy [...]

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Video Introduction to MEMAT

We’ve never created a video that gives the context for our archival digital repository system called MEMAT and why it is that such systems are needed by everyone really… at least everyone who needs or wants to keep their digital media for the long term. There is always a first time though, so here it [...]

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ANC Archives Launched

It was a proud moment for us at Africa Media Online last Monday evening. It was the culmination of a year-and-a-half of hard work as the ANC Digital Archives were handed over to the President of the ANC and the President of South Africa, President Jacob Zuma. The handover of the output from one of [...]

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In 2012 the African National Congress turned 100. As the oldest modern liberation movement in the World it was fitting that ahead of the centenary celebrations a project should be initiated to digitise the ANC Archives and give access to the extensive collections to ANC members, the people of South Africa and researchers around the [...]

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The Heritage Digital Campus was held at the University of Fort Hare, Alice, Eastern Cape in 2012. In spite of its remote location many heritage professionals made the trek coming from as far afield as Pretoria. This video gives some insight into the experience of participants. Registration for Heritage Digital Campus 2013 closes on Tuesday [...]

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I am delighted to announce that registration for the Heritage DIgital Campus is now open. I am thrilled with how things have come together on a number of levels. Firstly the team we have gathered includes some leading authorites in digital archiving from South Africa and around the World. Sarah Saunders from the UK sits [...]

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DIGITISATION TRAINING FOR HERITAGE PRACTITIONERS – SIGN UP BY MARCH 5, 2012 I am thrilled to be able to invite you once again to our Heritage Digital Campus which we have run successfully in different parts of South Africa since 2005. This year it is the turn of the Eastern Cape. Digitisation of collections is [...]

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Do you have collections that have significant genealogical value? Are you interested in getting the collection digitised? If so, we would like to hear from you as there is a potential funding opportunity. Digitising heritage collections is a very costly business, simply because of the labour intensive and highly technical nature of the task. There [...]

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Above: Participants at the 74th South African Museums Association (SAMA) National Conference held from 27 to 29 September 2010. PHOTO: David Larsen Participants from all over South Africa gathered in Durban this week for the 74th South African Museum’s Association conference held at the Riverside Hotel in Durban North. The conference theme was Museums in [...]

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