Learn how to set up a Digital Archive

To service our vision of ‘Africans telling Africa’s Story’ we have developed training programmes that help to bridge the digital divide for African heritage professionals. In doing this we have formed significant partnerships with trainers who are on the cutting edge of developments in the digital world internationally. The training programmes that have emerged out of these partnerships have proved amazingly successful and have certainly inspired us to keep innovating in this area. is a free resource, developed with funding from the Dutch Postcode Lottery through World Press Photo, for professional photographers in the Majority World aimed at ensuring they can compete in both local and international markets of photography.

In 2022 Africa Media Online is running a Schools Digital Campus aimed at enabling those working with and managing schools archives to be fully equipped for the task of building a digital archive at international best practice.

Our Heritage Digital Campus is aimed at exposing professional practitioners from African memory institutions to trainers on the cutting edge of developments in digitisation, digital preservation and access. The last Heritage Digital Campus was held in Pietermaritzburg 23-27 September 2019.

Where there is a need for in-house training in digital archiving we have experience at creating bespoke programmes to match an organisations specific requirements.

We run regular training for organisations untilising Africa Media Online’s digital repository system called Preservatio with its Memat web interface online or onsite at client premises or at Africa Media Online’s Head Office. We also produce training videos to reinforce our person to person training which can be found here.

Prompted by Covid19 we have begun to run regular webinars on Digital Archiving. Click here to find out about any upcoming webinars that you can join.