Wednesday, March 27, 2013

UP Students in Radio visiting SABC Radio Archives

UP third year students with their lecturer.
Anna-Marie Jansen van Vuuren (far right)
The University of Pretoria third year students doing a course in radio, visited the SABC yesterday. They also visited the SABC Radio Archives.

Johann Greyling, the acting manager and team leader of cataloguing, gave them an introduction to the SABC Radio Archives and showed them some of the audio formats that are still being used.

Johann Greyling addressing the students

Johann Greyling

Showing the students a mini-disc in the backlog storeroom

Showing a reel-to-reel tape
UP students at SABC Radio Archives
Johann Greyling demonstrating
a reel-to-reel tape machine in the studio

There are some photos posted on SABC Radio Archives's Facebook page as well:
SABC Radio Archives

Monday, March 18, 2013

SABC Information Library ready for South African Library Week 16-23 March 2013

SABC Information Library 

Monica van Deventer, the Principal Information Librarian, about the SABC Information Library's plans for South African Library Week this week:

We will be distributing Easter eggs at the Radio and TV buildings during Library Week. Attached to the Easter eggs will be the theme of Library Week, the library’s membership form as well as a pamphlet listing the services of the library. 

Hand-outs for South African Library Week

Preparations for SALW 2013
We have also arranged with Corporate Communications that information on our online products will be send out every day during Library Week. 

We are hoping to get the staff of the SABC informed and interested in the services we offer.

Photos by Monica van Deventer & Karen du Toit

See LIASA for updates on what is happening nationally in libraries this week.

Related posts:

Blog post by Karen du Toit, SABC Radio Archives.

Friday, March 15, 2013

South African Library Week 2013 #SALW2013 - Reasons, goals and partners

South African Library Week
LIASA bookmark

- Celebrated annually during the week that includes 20 March

- Launched nationally by LIASA

- Celebrates the country's intellectual and literary heritage.

- Markets library services to all.

- Highlights the role of libraries in a democratic society.

- Highlights the value of libraries in the development of the nation's intellectual capacity.

- Promotes the right of freedom of access to information as a reality.

- Officially supported by the Department of Arts and Culture.

Bookmark from LIASA website

Related post:

South African Library Week 16 - 23 March 2013 "EDUCATE YOURSELF AT YOUR LIBRARY" #SALW2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

South African Library Week 16-23 March 2013 - "EDUCATE YOURSELF @ YOUR LIBRARY" #SALW2013

Press Release:



The Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) is celebrating South African Library Week during 16-23 March 2013 with the theme: “Educate Yourself @ Your Library”.
The launch of SA Library Week will take place at the National Library of South Africa, 228 Johannes Ramokhoase (Proes) Street, Pretoria, on Saturday, 16 March, where the Deputy Minister of Arts & Culture, Dr Joseph Phaahla will deliver the keynote address.

The theme for 2013 is “Educate Yourself @ Your Library” as libraries have always played a pivotal role in education and self-development, be it a school, academic, public or special library. Currently the public library is largely fulfilling a school library role to fill the gap left by the lack of school libraries. Apart from the “formal” role that libraries play in this arena, they have also always played an informal role in the education of communities as “the University of the People”. 

The concept of lifelong learning is embodied in all libraries especially public and community libraries. The fact that any person, young or old, rich or poor, employed or unemployed, can walk into a library and find information (in both electronic and traditional formats) to educate and enrich themselves, for free, is one of the major pluses in the favour of libraries.

The theme provides us with an opportunity to bring to the attention of the country, community leaders and decision-makers the role that libraries play in educating communities and the nation at large.

Librarians across the country will be hosting special programmes during this week to highlight the services and resources available in their facilities. Members of the public are encouraged to visit their libraries during this period and participate in these activities. A selection of these programmes from around the country will be available on the LIASA website,


LIASA is the national professional association for all library and information workers in South Africa. LIASA aims to unite, develop and empower all people in the library and information field. It represents the interests of and promotes the development and image of library and information services in South Africa. More information can be found at:

For any enquiries and information please contact:

Mandla Ntombela, LIASA National PRO
Tel.: +27 (0) 33 392 2626
Cell: 083 478 4626
Email: or

Ujala Satgoor, LIASA President
Tel: +27 (0) 46-603 8079
Mobile: 083 336 0565