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Announcing this year’s first iHeritage seminar on digitisation and access: 3 February January 9, 2009

Posted by Heather Ford in Announcements.
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iHeritage and the African Commons Project are inviting all museum, archive, library and heritage fundis to a seminar on digitisation and access to South African heritage in Rosebank, Johannesburg. The first seminar in the iHeritage series this year is entitled: “Digitisation and access: Tools for cultural heritage institutions” and will take place on Tuesday 3 February 2009 from 10am – 1pm at the iCommons Offices at the Grace Hotel, 1st Floor, 54 Bath Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg (Google map link)

Professionals working in the cultural heritage space will know that copyright restrictions are one of the greatest barriers to digitising their collections and putting them online and thus making them more accessible to the public. This seminar will introduce participants to international case studies of institutions who are making their collections openly accessible, the legal and digital tools that they are making use of, as well as efforts to get the public involved in building online collections of heritage resources. Participants will also share their own methods for digitisation and discuss a pilot project in Johannesburg to bring major heritage institutions and the public together to popularise and share our history and culture online.

Please RSVP to rosanne@africancommons.org by Friday 30 January with your name, title and organisation, 2009 and join the mailing list at jozi-heritage@googlegroups.com.

Looking forward to seeing you!

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