Representing Phase One Cultural Heritage in Africa

  View this email in your browser. Phase One Systems Africa Media Online is delighted to announce that we have been appointed the official representative for Phase One Cultural Heritage in South Africa.    The Danish manufacturer of medium format camera systems is the acknowledged leader in digital imaging in the cultural heritage space around … Continued

Using AI to match Names and Faces in your Digital Archive

  View this email in your browser. Face Tagging your Digital Archive The system we have been recommending for archives to use as their “work-in-progress” digital archive – Mediagraph – has recently added a huge time-saver – AI enabled Face Tagging.  Once trained on a few images, the system can recognise their face across all … Continued

Launch of the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Digital Archive

At 1 minute past midnight SAST on October 7, 2023, on what would have been Archbishop Desmond Tutu's 92nd birthday, the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Digital Archive was officially launched by the Tutu IP Trust in collaboration with Africa Media Online and AM. The digital archive aims to preserve Tutu's legacy and make it accessible to … Continued

Report Back on Heritage Digital Campus 2023

At Africa Media Online we had the privilege of hosting preservation digital imaging expert, Hans van Dormolen at our 2023 Heritage Digital Campus (HDC). Held at the Campbell Collections building at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in Durban from March 6-10, 2023, based on the feedback from participants, we can confidently say HDC 2023 was … Continued

Save the Date: Digital Campuses 2022 and 2023

Participants in Africa Media Online's Heritage Digital Campus 2019 held at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg in September 2019. Africa Media Online is due to host four digital campuses in 2022 and 2023. Focused on providing a clear framework for building an enduring digital archive, Africa Media Online's Digital Campus has been run since 2005. … Continued

Meet our New CEO

Sandile Swana, incoming CEO of Africa Media Online (Pty) Ltd Sandile Swana is no stranger to Africa Media Online. He invested in the company in the mid-to-late 2000s and has been Chair of the company's Board since then. In 2021, however, he took over the management of the company from myself, company founder, David Larsen. … Continued

Takeaways from 2020 and 2021

2020 was just super tough for everyone. For us at Africa Media Online, however, there has been a significant amount of silver lining to that dark cloud. We managed to survive large projects being put on hold, digitisation markets drying up, an Eskom power spike that damaged servers, a key component of our Preservatio digital … Continued

Reaching your audience digitally: Second webinar series

Following the success of webinars we ran toward the end of April under the theme of "Reaching your Audience Digitally", we have decided to extend the series and will be running the following webinars: Preparing your material for upload to your digital archive - arrangement, standards and toolsDavid Larsen and Bandile SizaniTuesday, May 26, 10 am … Continued