Reaching your audience digitally: why a digital archive can make all the difference

A digital archive is not just a nice to have, an activity we should do simply for posterity’s sake without any real impact on the execution of the core vision and mission of an organization. Yet that is what it will always be for the decision makers in your organization unless you can ensure that … Read More

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 … Read More

MEMAT Help Videos: Administrating MEMAT

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 … Read More

Making the ANC Digital Archives Work

The ANC Digital Archives, launched on April 29, 2013 at a gala function in Johannesburg, are still a work in progress! In particular, not many of the files that have been digitally captured have had information associated with them such that they can be easily searched for. As a result in hosting the digital archive, Africa … 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