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Tomorrow’s seminar: sustainability of online heritage projects April 6, 2009

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Tomorrow is the final iHeritage seminar hosted by the African Commons Project and will look at sustainability issues for heritage projects going online. We’ll look at examples of how other organisations are funding such initiatives, what kinds of partnerships make sense and what value propositions mean in the online world.

Sue Hadcroft from Africa Media Online is flying up from Maritzburg to present her company’s Memat software and discuss some of the sustainability plans that they are working on. This will be a great opportunity to ask questions and understand the online heritage sustainability question better.

RSVPs are still open until the end of the day.

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A new course on copyright and access for South African heritage institutions March 23, 2009

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Registration for training in Durban closes this Friday. Make sure you book your place!

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iHeritage Seminar, 3rd March 2009 – Tools for Cultural Heritage Organisations March 10, 2009

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Participants at the 2nd iHeritage seminar

Participants at the 2nd iHeritage seminar

Last week’s seminar on Tools for Cultural Heritage Organisations was a great success.You can read about the seminar here, or download Heather Ford’s presentation here and we’ll be uploading video of the session soon.

Many thanks to everyone who attended the seminar and shared their experiences with us.

The next iHeritage seminar will be held on the 9th of April and will be exploring new sustainability models for the heritage industry. For more information, please email rosanne@africancommons.org

iHeritage seminar on software tools: Tuesday 3 March February 27, 2009

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picture-4Remember to RSVP soonest for the iHeritage seminar on Tuesday. We’re inviting educators, creators, archivists and curators to join us for tea and coffee, 10am – 1pm at our Rosebank, Johannesburg offices to discuss technology choices available for sharing heritage online. We’re not only going to be looking at software specifically created for museums, but also at easy-to-maintain online tools like Flickr that enable anyone to easily publish their materials while having the tech taken care of by third parties. If you’re interested in how how culture and memory is being curated and collected online, be sure to join us on Tuesday. See the events page for more and RSVP Rosanne if you’d like to attend.

A nation built on respect for cultural diversity February 10, 2009

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Janine Erasmus from Media Club South Africa has written a great article about the Open SA! project. Wonderful to see the great interest in this project from the local media!

Digitisation and access seminar footage now available! February 10, 2009

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Thanks to the great team at the African Commons Project, video, audio, pictures and a summarised report of the seminar held on the 4th of February are now available here. Remember that everything on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license which enables anyone to republish the material on their own site/publication as long as they attribute iHeritage and provide a link back to this site.

We have a new logo! January 27, 2009

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opensa_smallThanks to Paraffin Design who kindly donated a redesign of the OpenSA! logo for us! We love it – especially because it has forced us out of our obsession with the colour green. If you’re interested in using the button on your website, you can download it from Flickr here.

Welcome Classic FM listeners! January 23, 2009

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If you’re here because you listened to Reuben Goldberg’s Internet Economy show today, welcome! We’re looking for people with video footage, photographs, audio or text about South Africa who are willing to share it in a pilot campaign to make South African heritage more accessible online.

Read more about what we need and what we’re about here. And be sure to subscribe to the blog feed for the latest updates on who is joining the campaign. If you don’t know what a blog feed is, read the Wikipedia entry here or find out more by going to the Google Reader service.

Open SA! January 13, 2009

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Open SA! is a pilot project in collaboration with SA Rocks and the African Commons Project to enable people with great historical and cultural materials about South Africa to share them online for the benefit of all. We believe that getting ordinary people involved in sharing their history on the internet with artists, historians, students and researchers is a great way to keep local history alive and accessible. Read more about the project and how you can help!

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

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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!