Tuesday, October 29, 2013

SABC Media Libraries' Instagram photos for World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2013 #wdavh2013

The SABC Media Libraries share on Instagram some of the formats and play back equipment that are part of  the collections of the SABC Radio Archives.
The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2013 on 27 October inspired the most recent photographs on the photography social media sharing site.

The SABC Media Libraries account on Instagram can be found here: SABCMediaLib on Instagram, with more photos from the archives. It can be located under the hashtag #wdavh2013

Related posts:

- World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2013 on 27 October #wdavh2013

- World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on 27 October 2012

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

Monday, October 21, 2013

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on 27 October #wdavh2013

The yearly World Day for Audiovisual Heritage highlights the vulnerability of the world's audiovisual records.

The Instagram photo is from a photo taken in the SABC Radio Archives, which collects and stores audio material from SABC Public Broadcast Services (PBS) Radio Services. The SABC Radio Archives store a vast collection of audio material in different audio formats, some of which are also subject to disintegration if not being digitised before it is too late.

More information about the day can be found here: About the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.

27 October 2013
Theme: Saving Our Heritage for the Next Generation

"Audiovisual documents, such as films, radio and television programmes, audio and video recordings, contain the primary records of the 20th and 21st centuries.
 Transcending language and cultural boundaries, appealing immediately to the eye and the ear, to the literate and illiterate, audiovisual documents have transformed society by becoming a permanent complement to the traditional written record.

However, they are extremely vulnerable and it is estimated that we have no more than 10 to 15 years to transfer audiovisual records to digital to prevent their loss. Much of the world's audiovisual heritage has already been irrevocably lost through neglect, destruction, decay and the lack of resources, skills, and structures, thus impoverishing the memory of mankind. Much more will be lost if stronger and concerted international action is not taken. 
It was in this context, that the UNESCO General Conference in 2005 approved the commemoration of a World Day for Audiovisual Heritage as a mechanism to raise general awareness of the need for urgent measures to be taken and to acknowledge the importance of audiovisual documents as an integral part of national identity."
                          Source: UNESCO

Posts from previous years: 

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

Thursday, October 17, 2013

International Open Access Week 2013 - 21-27 Oct #OA

Open Access Week 2013
The 6th Open Access Week is next week. 

"The week is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

Open Access” to information 
– the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.

Open Access (OA) has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year. Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward."       - Open Access Week

Suggested things to do during this week:

1. Sign up at Open Access Week: Open Access Week 

2. See what librarians are doing with regards open access: Librarians Ideas 

3. Download posters, handouts and banners: Open Access downloads
(Everything is available to download and use, no permission required, courtesy of the Creative Commons Attribution License)

4. Check out the daily events happening worldwide, especially webinars: OA events

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

Friday, October 11, 2013

Connected Librarians Day #cld13 #librarians

Connected Librarians #CLD13

The yearly Library 2.013 is upcoming on 18-19 October 2013.

A Library 2.013 pre-conference event has been planned as  Connected Librarians Day on October 14th. This is an open, online, and free event.
The hashtag is #cld13.

The schedule for the day is as follows:
(More detail can be be found here: http://www.library20.com/page/connected-librarians)

11:00am US-Eastern Daylight Time (5 pm GMT+2)
"Leading the Charge to Connect the Library, Classroom, and Curriculum: A View from Library Leadership" - Panel Discussion
Description: In this dynamic panel discussion, three members of Follett’s Project Connect team will share their views on the future of the library and explore how librarians are central to successful 1:1 implementations and the digital shift.

Mark Ray - 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year
Gail Dickinson - AASL President
Susan Ballard - former President of AASL
Moderator: Britten Follett
Blackboard Collaborate Room Link:

12:00pm US-Eastern Daylight Time (6 pm GMT+2)
"The Library as Makerspace"- Kristin Fontichiaro
Description:  Defined as groups of creators who come together to design, plan, and create products using both digital and non-digital tools, makerspaces are popping up in library-centered conversations. While makerspaces can include cutting-edge technology, it takes more than 3D printers, computers, and robotics equipment to define them.

Bio: Kristin Fontichiaro is a clinical assistant professor and coordinator of the school library media program at the University of Michigan's School of Information.
Blackboard Collaborate Room:

1:00pm US-Eastern Daylight Time (7 pm GMT+2)
"Virtual Library Instruction:Tools & Tips" - Stacy Creel
Description: This presentation includes a discussion on a variety of online library instruction tools and methods for use in today's libraries. It includes tips and tools on static (vodcasts and online pathfinders) and interactive online (wikis, quizzes, live classrooms) presentations.
Bio: She is the advisor for the Graduate Certificate in Youth Services and Literature and received the Exemplary Online Course Award from USM in 2013.
Blackboard Collaborate Room:

"Teaching the Teachers: Integrating Technology into Library Instruction" - Amanda Nichols Hess
Description: Librarians everywhere - in schools, in public libraries, in colleges and universities, and in other settings - are increasingly charged with instruction. This might be in K-12 classes, or in workshops, or in one-shot instructional sessions for a college course. As they are asked to teach more, librarians are simultaneously tasked with bringing technology into their instructional practices. However… are librarians adequately prepared and equipped to do this? Moreover, do they feel prepared and equipped to do so meaningfully?
Bio: Amanda Nichols Hess is Assistant Professor and eLearning/Instructional Technology Librarian at Oakland University in Rochester, MI.
Blackboard Collaborate Room:

2:00pm US-Eastern Daylight Time (8pm GMT+2)
"[Re]Envisioning the Role of Librarian as Educator in the Digital Information Age" - John Shank
Description: This session will focus on how blended librarianship provides a vision for how librarians can be at the intersection of the learning and knowledge becoming a learning hub for their campus. Learn how In the digital information age, the blended librarian becomes a leader, who acts as the mediator and guide, to accessing and making sense of the ever expanding universe of information in all the forms that it takes.
Bio: See http://www.linkedin.com/in/blendedlibrarian
Blackboard Collaborate Room:

The technical details of joining the conference from a computer or from mobile can be found here:
The presentations will be available if you are not able to watch it on the scheduled time!

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

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Introduction to giving your first conference presentation - iSchool at Syracuse University Webinar

"What No One Tells You about Giving Conference Presentations(or When PowerPoint and Good Intentions Meet Reality)"

Webinar link

The iSchool at Syracuse University's gave their first free online webinar entitled GIVING YOUR FIRST CONFERENCE PRESENTATION! Their  free online webinar series are in celebration of the iSchool at SU's 20 YEAR Anniversary of Online & Distance Education.

Jill Hurst-Wahl is an associate professor of practice in Syracuse University’s iSchool and the director of both its LIS & LIS with school media specialization programs. Jill’s a member of SLA’s Board of Directors and the USNY Technology Policy and Practices Council.
Maurice Coleman is the author of Crash Course in Presentations, (released by ABC-Clio Publishing in 2014). He’s the technical trainer at Harford County (MD) Public Library, host of the long running library training podcast T is for Training (@tisfortraining), and a member of the board of the American Library Association’s Learning RoundTable.

Download the following:

- The webinar

- The handout

These are great tips for doing a presentation, even for well-seasoned presenters!

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