I am delighted to announce that registration for the Heritage DIgital Campus is now open. I am thrilled with how things have come together on a number of levels.
Firstly the team we have gathered includes some leading authorites in digital archiving from South Africa and around the World. Sarah Saunders from the UK sits on the committee that sets the global standard for what and how metadata is embedded in image files. Graeme Cookson has worked with the same world body to make their work compatible with and available to Adobe products.
Patricia Liebetrau was South Africa’s first metadata librarian. Elijah Madiba spearheaded the digitisation of the World’s largest collection of African music. Niall McNulty created an award winning project that used Web 2.0 technologies to collect and disseminate indigenous knowledge and local history. Copyright lawyer, Tobias Schonwetter, is the Regional Coordinator for Africa for Creative Commons. Paul Changuion has created one of South Africa’s leading online services for ordering and delivering printed products. And so the list goes on. Each one is an expert in their own right doing well what they are going to be teaching you to do.
Secondly we have grown The Digital Campus to two weeks and are offering what I expect is the most comprehensive insight into digital archiving that has been made available to working professionals in South Africa to date. The way the weeks are structured you can come for just portions of it. The opportunity is there to get the full picture or to just fill in any gaps you may have.
Thirdly the Heritage Digital Campus is being run alongside the Shutha Digital Campus serving media professionals and is bracketed by two documentary festivals, DocuFest Africa and Encounters. It really is going to be a festival of learning and interaction.
Finally we are doing all this in a tranquil setting removed from the bustle and distraction of everyday life. It will be focused time with space to take it all in. It really is a Campus and I am thrilled that the historic and beautiful Michaelhouse school is partnering with us to make that a reality. Certainly their facilities are the best we have used.
So I think you can pick it up – I’m excited! It would be wonderful if you could make it and join me on The Digital Campus.
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