Thursday, October 30, 2014

16th LIASA Annual Conference (22-26 September 2014) - report by Thelma Nonhlanhla Hlapolosa #liasa2014

Justice Leshilo and Thelma Khumalo at LIASA 2014

Thelma Nonhlanhla Hlapolosa, Information Librarian at the SABC Information Library, reporting about the most recent Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) Conference.


16th LIASA Annual Conference

The annual LIASA Conference was held at the Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng on the 22-26  September 2014 .
The theme of the conference was ”Celebrating Libraries  in 20 years of democracy: continuing the dialogue”.

The conference in its 16th year was celebrated for the achievements and the trials still faced by the profession, however the achievements served as an indication that what LIASA is trying to achieve is of vital importance to the library profession in South Africa and Africa as a whole.

The key address by the outgoing president of LIASA Ujala Sagtoor touched on how LIASA was created as a platform to allow librarians to engage in relevant, articulate their opinions, raise concerns and affirm their roles through networking in order to collaborate, initiate innovative dynamic libraries and services which can contribute towards the development of an informed nation.
She also encouraged all delegates to select the papers and sessions carefully during the conference in order to have a varied learning and insightful experience.

The reports from the sessions to follow...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Archivists of SABC Radio Archives being interviewed about World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2014 #wdavh2014

Three of the archivists of SABC Radio Archives were interviewed by SABC Radio stations about the importance of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage that is celebrated yearly on 27 October 2014.

The interviews are uploaded on SoundCloud.

Morongwa Mokwena, English Archivist, on 26 October on Media@SAFM on SAFM

Karen du Toit, Afrikaans Archivist, on 27 October on Loslip, on RSG. (interview in Afrikaans)

Peter Raseroka, Ikwekwezi Archivist, on 27 October on Ikwekwezi FM (interview in isiNdebele)

Related posts:

- World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2014 today

- World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2014 on 27 October

Monday, October 27, 2014

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2014 today

"Archives at risk: Much more to do"
WDAVH posters

"What if you wake up one day and all the memories of the world are gone?
What then of the future?"

All audiovisual archives worldwide are in trouble.
The formats and the play-out machines are obsolescent.

If we don't start today, will we be able to safeguard our memories and our history for future generations? The need for digitization are more pressing than ever!

The Swiss National Archives put this on YouTube.
The clock is ticking!

Read more: 

- World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2014

- World Day for Audiovisial Heritage - UNESCO

Thursday, October 23, 2014

World Day for Audio Visual Heritage 2014 on 27 October

The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is held again on 27 October.

The theme for this year's celebration of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2014 is "Archives at Risk - Much More to Do!"
 Our AV heritage allows us not only to appreciate watching and listening to our AV collections but more importantly, it tells us about who we are.
The Coordinating Council of AV Archives Association (CCAAA) encourages all to join in the campaign for the need to safeguard man's AV heritage." - WDAVH

Read more about the campaign: World Day for Audio Visual Heritage 2014 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Report on IASA 2014

A report shared on SlideShare about the most recent IASA Conference in Cape Town, by SABC Radio Archivist, Karen du Toit.

IASA 2014 Conference - Cape Town, South Africa #iasa2014 from Karen Du Toit

The international conference was held in Cape Town from 5 - 9 October 2014. It is only possible to mention but a few of the papers that were read.

Information about the conference can be found here:

A few important links are available in the slides:

- The new IASA authoritative guide on handling and storage of sound and video recordings:
   TC 05

- The Cost of Inaction Calculator:

- The video shared by Lizzy Komen about Australian artist Andy Thomas specializing in creating ‘audio life forms' from two recorded bird sounds from the archives of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision [] in Hilversum: Nightingale and Canary on Vimeo

- Vine of the Cape 7 Steps Mintrels Goema Troupe.

Related post:

International Association for Sound and Audiovisual Archives Conference 2014 #iasa2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

International Association for Sound and Audiovisual Archives Conference 2014 #iasa2014

Centre for the Book, Cape Town
The IASA annual conference was this year held in Cape Town, from 5 - 9 October 2014.

The theme of the conference was: "Connecting Cultures: Content, Context, and Collaboration"
"It was an inspiring, exciting event informed by the dynamic and diverse, natural and cultural landscape of South Africa and the Southern African region. It supported the connection of  cultures and open many new ways for collaboration to ensure the safeguarding of our valuable sound and audiovisual heritage.
It was hosted in the heart of multicultural literacy and publication -- the National Library of South Africa's Center for the Book -- the venue for the conference.
It was a week of discussions, debates and sharing of ideas with local and international experts on matters of sound and audiovisual archives.

Conference themes:Content and technologiesConnecting dataContextualisation and CurationCurators and creatorsCustomer-driven services issuesCrowd-sourcing, cataloguing and content managementCollaborative learning"  - IASA
The Storify compiles some of the social media engagements during the week of the conference.

Blog post and Storify by Karen du Toit