Schools Digital Campus

SDC 2022

Programme for the Schools Digital Campus 2022

Building a digital archive to permanently preserve your school’s history can be a daunting task. There is so much to know and to put into practice, particularly if what one builds is going to last for generations to come. The Schools Digital Campus 2022 aims to equip you with the big picture of what it takes to build a digital archive for your school in line with international best practice. It will also give you the practical skills to know how to do what needs to be done.

You can book individual courses or the whole Schools Digital Campus at a discounted rate.

The 2022 Schools Digital Campus will be hosted by St Andrew's School for Girls, Senderwood, Bedfordview, Johannesburg

Monday October 17, 2022

Building a Digital Archive

Twelve Processes in Building and Maintaining a Digital Archive

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Building a digital archive successfully involves very much more than simply pushing a button on a scanner or getting yourself a digital repository. This session is based on the 12 processes involved in building a digital archive – scoping, screening, selecting, preparing, Inventorizing, capturing, processing, describing, loading, storing, accessing and using. This masterclass will give you the big picture and a clear roadmap of how to go about this vital task.

Facilitator: David Larsen, Founder, Africa Media Online

Date: Monday October 17, 2022

Start Time: 8:00 am for 8:30 am

End Time: 4:30 pm for 5:00 pm

Venue: Allister Rogan Auditorium, St Andrew’s School for Girls

Format: Lecture and workshop style

Cost: Full Day includes teas and lunch 

  • Standard Price COB September 30, 2022: R2,995.00 
  • Late Entry COB October 10, 2022: R3,294.50

Tuesday October 18, 2022

Digital Imaging Essentials

Understanding the Fundamentals of Digital Imaging

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Bits and bytes, bit depth, colour space, colour mode, resolution, file size, file type… the mind boggles. We hear these terms but often don’t know what they really mean. How does one understand what one is doing to the extent that one knows one is able to assess whether digital files are at the right standard? That is what this session will help you grasp so you can approach digital imaging confidently knowing what you are looking for and the standards you need to hold your providers or suppliers to.

Facilitator: David Larsen, Founder, Africa Media Online

Date: Tuesday October 18, 2022

Start Time: 8:00 am for 8:30 am

End Time: 12 noon

Venue: Allister Rogan Auditorium, St Andrew’s School for Girls

Format: Lecture and workshop style

Cost: Half Day includes morning tea and lunch

  • Standard Price COB September 30, 2022: R1,550.00 
  • Late Entry COB October 10, 2022: R1,705.00

Practical Digital Workflow

From the Capture Device to the Digital Archive

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The digital era has made it easy for everybody to create born digital content (audio, video, documents, web content, research data etc. that was not analogue before). This session will give you a handle on how to establish a solid production workflow that ensures that your digital files are reliably and consistently managed from the point of origin (be it a camera or capture device) to permanent storage location without any compromise or loss of data.

Facilitator: David Larsen, Founder, Africa Media Online

Date: Tuesday October 18, 2022

Start Time: 1:00 pm

End Time: 4:30 for 5 pm

Venue: Allister Rogan Auditorium, St Andrew’s School for Girls

Format: Lecture and workshop style

Cost: Half Day includes afternoon tea

  • Standard Price COB September 30, 2022: R1,350.00 
  • Late Entry COB October 10, 2022: R1,485.00

Wednesday October 19, 2022

Enabling Accessibility

Organisation and Description for School Digital Archives

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The ability to access material within an archive will depend largely on its organisation and description. This session provides a practical approach to organising archival material in a manner that can be easily and accurately reflected in its digital archive counterpart, and provides the tools for ensuring discovery through description. Following an overview of descriptive metadata, school archivists will be provided with clear and simple guidelines to take on the capture of metadata in their digital repositories with confidence and enthusiasm. A scaffolded discussion will also provide the opportunity to explore the potential of metadata to expand the reach and value of a digital archive within a school community.

Facilitator:  Dr Nicki Kirby, Business Development Strategist, Africa Media Online

Date: Wednesday October 19, 2022

Start Time: 8:00 am for 8:30 am

End Time: 12 noon

Venue: Allister Rogan Auditorium, St Andrew’s School for Girls

Format: Lecture and workshop style

Cost: Half Day includes morning tea and lunch

  • Standard Price COB September 30, 2022: R1,550.00 
  • Late Entry COB October 10, 2022: R1,705.00

Digital Curation

Curating your Digital Collection with Preservatio’s Memat Web Interface

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Memat is the web interface for the Preservatio digital repository system. Preservatio’s ArchiVault digital asset management system preserves and backs up digital files and their associated metadata while Memat enables the user to access that material. Built as a plugin to the world’s most widely used Content Management System (CMS), WordPress, and harnessing the power of the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF), Memat provides the user with many options in the curation process. In GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) institutions, curators are professionals who study the acquisitions of these institutions to retrieve objects and present them to the public, or selected audiences, to highlight current, as well as to develop new narratives about these items. Likewise, digital curators engage with the content/assets in a digital repository to showcase these objects and present them in an engaging way. These selections may also be used to share content on social media platforms. This session will stimulate your thinking around the creative presentation of your institution’s content and provides a brief overview of the principles and practice of digital curation in Memat.

Facilitators: Deon Schutte, Digital Curator and Project Manager, Africa Media Online and Bandile Sizani, Operations Manager, Africa Media Online

Date: Wednesday October 19, 2022

Start Time: 1 pm

End Time: 4:30 pm for 5:00 pm

Venue: Allister Rogan Auditorium, St Andrew’s School for Girls

Format: Lecture and workshop style

Cost: Half Day includes afternoon tea

  • Standard Price COB September 30, 2022: R1,350.00 
  • Late Entry COB October 10, 2022: R1,485.00