Heritage Digital Campus 2013 Registration Now Open

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 … Read More

Invitation to Heritage Digital Campus in the Eastern Cape in March

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 … Read More

Free Online Resource Enabling Photographers to Access Markets

I was in Maputo, Mozambique last week together with DJ Clark, Graeme Cookson, Peter Krogh, Dominique Le Roux and my wife Rosanne Larsen. Together we were working on putting together a free online resource to enable photographers from Africa and other parts of the Majority World to understand photography markets, place themselves correctly in the … Read More

Creative Commons Lawyers to Input Heritage Digital Campus

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 … Read More

Launch of Africa Media Online's Heritage Digital Campus

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 … Read More

What You Said About Africa Media Online's 2008 Digital Campus

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), … Read More

World Press Photo adds value to African Photo Entrepreneur Programme

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 … Read More

Building an Archive that will Last: Resolution

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 … Read More

Early Bird Discount for Masterclasses Ends Today

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 … Read More

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 … Read More