Thursday, February 27, 2014

A compilation of archive shelfies on Twitter #archiveshelfie #shelfie #archives

A compilation of tweets from archives worldwide taken part in #archiveshelfie on Twitter. The Storify will be updated continuously.

Some really funny #archiveshelfie photos are in the mix. Who said archivists are boring?

Storify and blog post by Karen du Toit, Afrikaans Archivist in the SABC Radio Archives.

Monday, February 10, 2014

World Radio Day 2014 on 13 February

World Radio Day 2014
"The World Radio Day seeks raise awareness about the importance of radio, facilitate access to information through radio and enhance networking among broadcasters.
Radio has to be recognized as a low cost medium, specifically suited to reach remote communities and vulnerable people: the illiterate, the disabled, women, youth and the poor, while offering a platform to intervene in the public debate, irrespective of people’s educational level. Furthermore, radio has a strong and specific role in emergency communication and disaster relief. There is also a changing face to radio services which, in the present times of media convergence, are taking up new technological forms, such as broadband, mobiles and tablets. However, it is said that up to a billion people still do not have access to radio today."

UNESCO Director-General video message on the occasion of World Radio Day: 

Also read about World Radio Day here: UNESCO World Radio Day

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

International librarians (and archivists) networking #InterLibNet

The next round of applications for the International Librarians Network is open.

It is Round 2 of the programme. There was an experimental round, which was followed up with Round 1 in 2013. Both rounds of the peer mentor programme were very successful.

This is a great way for Information Professionals, which includes librarians and archivists, to network and mentor with like-minded peers from around the world.

Time Zones of ILN partners
(ZA time: 10:49)

There seems to be great care taken in matching up partners. As a previous participant in the ILN programme I have connected with two librarians, one from Jakarta, and one from Melbourne, and I have found it to be very informative and beneficial to my own professional development. We are keeping in contact with each other. I will be signing up again!

More information about the programme can be found here: Apply now for the next round of  ILN

Apply online: Join ILN

Applications close at midnight on Thursday 20 February 2014.

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

Photos: - Earth photo taken at Maropeng.
              - Time Zone converter on BB Z10