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

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