Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Copyright vs Accessibility: The Challenge of Exploitation, by Retha Buys and Ilse Assmann

This paper was first published in IASA Journal no. 41, September 2013, and seeks ways of enabling exploitation of archive material when little or no information exists regarding copyright. How do we make the past available for today with little or no information and resources?

Retha Buys

Friday, November 8, 2013

Saying goodbye to the manager of the SABC Radio Archives

Bennie Jacobs was the manager of the SABC Radio Archives for 9 years. He worked in the SABC Radio Archives for 15 years.

He is now the new manager of the SABC Media Libraries.

There was a small cake function to say goodbye to him in the Radio Archives. The Radio Archives wish him well for his new endeavours as Manager of the bigger unit, and looking forward to still be working with him.

Bennie Jacobs has a vision for the SABC Media Libraries:
 "The Media Libraries has a solid foundation and it is up to us to build on that foundation. We are increasingly faced with the prospect of digitisation. I believe that the time has come that we stop talking about digitisation. We need to act on it. I believe that we can start small, while the organisation is still deciding what to do about digitisation. Starting small and getting it right will be a confidence booster and it will be proof that it can be done. We need to start believing in our own ability to make digitisation happen and take ownership of the process. 
The Media Libraries has been and is still focusing on delivering excellent service to its internal and external clients."

Blog post and photos by Karen du Toit, Afrikaans Archivist in the SABC Radio Archives.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2013 - Eventifier created #wdavh2013

The most recent World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is archived at Eventifier.
The photos that are shared on Instagram about the SABC Radio Archives are also included in this archive of social media interactions about audiovisual heritage.

Eventifier is a great way to archive all the social media stories and to keeping it together. Social media stories get "lost" or it becomes inaccessible as time goes by. This is a great way to archive a social media event that was categorised by a hashtag.

Unfortunately only the first request is free for an Eventifier to be created. Posts can also only be deleted, and nothing can be added after the Eventifier has been created. This option could have added to the quality of the archive of a hashtag.

A screen print of the Eventifier for World Day for Audiovisual Heritage looks like this:

Related posts:

- SABC Media Libraries' Instagram photos for World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2013 #wdavh

- World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on 27 October #wdavh2013

Blog post by Karen du Toit, Archivist in the SABC Radio Archives.