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Karen du Toit, Afrikaans archivist in the SABC Radio Archive, have selected one of the soundtracks for today. Jan Beukes, one of the first African broadcasters in 1937 on the African service, are relaying anecdotes about the first African broadcasts on radio. It was recorded on October 18, 1955. The soundtrack was originally recorded on acetate record and was digitized on a CD by a sound engineer. Unfortunately, we have many formats in the Archives which are perishing because we are not digitizing fast enough. It is a global problem in all audiovisual archives! "
The podcast translated from Afrikaans:
"The theme for the celebration of this year World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2015" Archives in Danger - Protecting the world's identities! "
SABC Media Libraries are part of archives worldwide highlighting the importance of preserving our audiovisual heritage in the SABC Radio archives. Our audiovisual heritage do not only allow us to look and listen with apperciation to our audio-visual collections, but what is more important, it also shows us who we are!
The Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Association (CCAAA) encourage everyone to participate in the campaign to protect man's AV heritage. The world's audiovisual heritage of sound recordings and moving images are extremely vulnerable due to factors ranging from neglect, natural decay due to technological obsolescence, as well as deliberate destruction.
Accordingly, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) made it part of its mission to create public awareness with the the Global Audiovisual Heritage celebrations annually.
All the world's audiovisual heritage is endangered. Therefore, the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage and the Memory of the World program are the two most important actions identified by UNESCO to help preserve this heritage! The task is on professionals in conservation to help preserve this heritage for future generations, despite the many technical, political, social, financial and other factors that threaten AV survival.
UNESCO encourages everyone to share in the celebrations on October 27 by putting the emphasis on their precious collections to ensure that present and future generations will still be able to enjoy our shared audiovisual heritage. "
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Interview with SABC archivists on African Dialogue about the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2015 #wdavh2015
Two of SABC Radio Archives' archivists were interviewed on the programme African Dialogue on Channel Africa about the World day for Audiovisual Heritage that was celebrated on Tuesday 27 October.
Sipho Hlope is the Springbok Radio archivist; and Namatama Mate is the Channel Africa archivist.
"Today the world acknowledges the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. This is a day, now headed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, aims to raise awareness about the importance of audiovisual documents and the importance of archiving. This year’s theme is “Archives at risk: protecting the world's identities". Today we speak to: • Sipho Hlope, archivist from Springbok-radio • Namatama Mate, journalist and archivist from SABC. • Cecil Nguva-uva – former Southern African Broadcasters Association • Ilse Assman Chairperson of the Southern African Broadcasting Association’s Audiovisual Committee." - iono.fm
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
The following has planned for World Day for Audiovisual Heritage this year:
- A Video highlighting the departments and the collections of the SABC Media Libraries will be shown in the main foyer of the workplace.
- The personnel of the SABC Media Libraries will be handing out World Day for Audiovisual Heritage cards at the entrances to make people aware of the AV collections that we preserve.
- A musician Sophie Ribstein and friends will be entertaining the early morning personnel arriving at work.
- We will be displaying some QR codes linking up to videos on the Internet showcasing the material that we preserve. See the example below. (What do you do when you see a QR code?)
|QR code to: UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2010|
(Video by Marius Oosthuizen)
This video displays the vulnerability of tow of the formats that are becoming obsolete in the Archives: the acetate record and the reel-to-reel tape.
- Poster: World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2015
- World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2015 on 27 October
Monday, October 12, 2015
The UNESCO Coordinator for WDAVH 2015, Belina SB Capul, has released two studies of the proposed official poster to highlight this year's theme:
"Archives at Risk - Protecting the World's Identities"
The poster designs were developed by the Philippine Information Agency's Creative and Production Services Division.
The other poster can be viewed here: Study for WDAVH Posters Released
It seems likely that the poster shared here will be used, as it is displayed in the side-bar of the official WDAVH website as well.
The official website for this year's WDAVH can be found here: http://archives.pia.gov.ph/wdavh/?m=home&i=home:col2&sm=About_WDAVH
Thursday, October 8, 2015
The slogan of this year's World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is:
"Archives at Risk: Protecting the World's Identities"
The world’s audiovisual heritage of sound recordings and moving images are extremely vulnerable as a result of factors ranging from neglect, natural decay to technological obsolescence, as well as deliberate destruction.
Consequently, UNESCO has made it part of its mission to raise public consciousness of the importance of preservation of these recordings through the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.
In adopting 27 October as the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, UNESCO, in cooperation with the Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) and other institutions, has helped to raise the profile of the issues at stake and focus global attention on the fragility of this heritage.- UNESCO Woprld Day for Audiovisual Heritage
The countdown has begun!
Today is 19 days away from the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2015!