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

The Digitise Africa Trust

Some years ago, Africa Media Online was involved in establishing the independent not-for-profit Digitise Africa Trust. By January 2020, however, the Trust was fully operational with its own independent Board of Trustees and its own bank account. The Vision of the Digitise Africa Trust is to enable the digital preservation of and access to primary … Continued

Announcing Preservatio

Africa Media Online has spent 20 years developing what we are now calling, Preservatio, our vertically integrated digital preservation and access ecosystem. Below is a 10-minute introductory video to Preservatio giving you an overview of the system. </p> By way of background, you may want to watch the 5-minute video below first, since it explains … Continued

Africa Media Online in Three-and-a-Half Minutes

Africa Media Online has recently been actively looking for investors to enable us to further develop our systems and also grow our reach across Africa and into other parts of the World in line with our vision of Africans telling Africa’s story. So we have needed to describe what we do in a nutshell. So … Continued

Showcasing African Heritage Innovation on an International Stage

In the past year, I have had the honour and privilege of presenting some of the achievements we have accomplished here in Africa at some of the World's leading heritage forums. IASA International Conference 2018, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana Black Star Gate at Independence Square, Accra, Ghana At the beginning of October last … Continued

First IIIF Workshop in Africa, Heritage Digital Campus 2019 and Local Training

The first International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) event in Africa will be held on Thursday, September 26 and Friday, September 27, at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Pietermaritzburg Campus. IIIF is the new international standard for placing archival, museum and special collections online. Josh Hadro, Managing Director of IIIF, presenting the vision of IIIF at the … Continued

MEMAT Metadata App Enables Remote Capture of Metadata

It's been a long time coming, but it is finally here - the MEMAT Metadata App. We wanted to develop an online metadata application that could allow us to draw on experts all over South Africa and indeed, all over the World, to capture of metadata against digital files. The MEMAT Metadata App, which has … Continued