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 … Read More

A Pictorial History of the Digitisation of the ANC Archives

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 … 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

For Future Generations – Hugh Tracey and ILAM Exhibition in CT

VISIT THE ILAM EXHIBITION AT THE CASTLE IN CAPE TOWN – CLOSES MARCH 31, 2012 The International Library of African Music (ILAM) at Rhodes University has created a traveling exhibition of the work of its founder, Hugh Tracey , and his son, Andrew Tracey. The exhibition includes sound recordings, film, multimedia, instruments and photographs. Hugh … Read More

Building an Archive that will Last: Bit Depth

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 … Read More

Building an Archive that will Last: Interpolation

Above: Mimosa Mall, Bloemfontein: In the rush and glitz of Christmas it is easy to forget the child born into poverty in Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago who, without an army or any political, community or religious position, has impacted centuries of history and billions of lives Welcome to the third edition of the Digital … Read More

Building an Archive that will Last: File Size

Above: The Eastern Cape from the air. Africa Media Online’s Mobile Digitisation Unit has relocated to the Eastern Cape to digitise the International Library of African Music Welcome to the second edition of the Digital Picture Library Manager blog designed to add value to the management of your picture and media collections as well as … Read More