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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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Above: The Creative Commons logo is, for many, a symbol of a new way of dealing with copyright more applicable to the information era. It certainly holds out promise for museums, archives and other public repositories that hold collections in trust for the public good. Copyright and Creative Commons I am delighted that distinguished copyright [...]

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Above: Michael Barns cares for the 2-3 million images in the holdings of the Smithsonian Photographic Services which are kept in cold storage in one of the Smithsonian buildings in Washington DC. It was a privilege interacting with him and his Director, Carl Hansen during a trip to the US in October last year. I [...]

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Picture Above: Africa Media Online staff and participants in the African Photo Entrepreneur Programme in the pub at the Ascot Conference Centre during the Pietermaritzburg Digital Campus. From left to right: Maryann Shaw (APEP participant – South Africa), Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi (APEP participant – Zimbabwe) Lungile Kunene (Sales Assistant, AMO), Julius Mwelu (APEP participant – Kenya), [...]

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Picture Above: Africa Media Online’s Digital Campus is being run in Joburg this week after a brilliant week at the Cape Town School of Photography in Cape Town. The team at the Cape Town School of Photography did a wonderful job of hosting the Digital Campus. This week, Museum Africa and the Market Photo Workshop [...]

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Dusk in Cape Town with Table Mountain and Lion’s head to the right of it. Africa Media Online’s Digital Campus moves to the “Mother City” next week after a wonderful week in Pietermaritzburg. Welcome to the seventh edition of the Digital Picture Library Manager blog designed to add value to the management of your picture [...]

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Above: Dusk over Cape Town with the mountain on the left and Lion’s Head on the right. The 72nd South African Museums Association national conference was held in the last week of June at a venue close to this view. Welcome to the sixth edition of the Digital Picture Library Manager blog designed to add [...]

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2008 Digital Masterclasses

Above: Young men dive off a pier in Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania Welcome to the fifth edition of the Digital Picture Library Manager blog designed to add value to the management of your picture and media collections as well as to keep you up to date with developments at Africa Media Online and the world [...]

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Above: Shalom Farm, Greytown, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. An estimated 60,000 men gathered on Angus Buchan’s farm to hear the farmer and author speak, calling men from all walks of life to live lives for a purpose greater than personal gain. Over seven thousand men gathered in 2007 and in 2008 35,000 were expected. The [...]

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