Digital Memory Toolkit Wins at IFLA 2015!

With funding from the Goethe Institut, we were able to develop a practical resource for those wishing to set up digital memory projects. The Digital Memory Toolkit (available for free HERE) aims to address a lack of digital literacy in community memory projects by giving project teams the insight and tools necessary to develop these […]

Access, Skills and Development in Africa
: Local Knowledge in Local Languages

Niall will be presenting on the Ulwazi Programme in Session 174a at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Cape Town on Wednesday, 19th August at 11h00. Along with his discussion of the Ulwazi Programme, he will be offering a snapshot of the McNulty Consulting ‘Theory of Change’, which focuses on how a local […]

Omeka: Serious Web Publishing in South Africa

Together with his colleague at the Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative (APC) at UCT, Dr Mbongiseni Buthelezi, Grant secured a grant from the NRF to bring Sharon Leon to South Africa. Sharon is the Director of Public Projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) at the George Mason University. The RRCHNM […]

Online Content Emanating from Africa

Or the lack thereof… I recently attended the first pan-African Wiki Indaba in Johannesburg. Wiki Indaba was a three-day conference that brought together African Wikimedians and other open knowledge volunteers. Recognising that access to mobile devices in Africa is on the rise and will intensify in the next few years, thereby increasing Africa’s online presence, the […]