Gates Foundation Global Libraries Meeting

I am very excited about an event I have been invited to present at next week in Cape Town, the 2013 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) Global Libraries Peer Learning Meeting.  The BMGF’s Global Libraries program supports efforts to supply and maintain free public access to computers and the Internet in ten countries around the world. […]

Niall McNulty co-opted as a member of the Executive Committee of OHASA

At a recent meeting in Kimberley, Niall McNulty was co-opted as a member of the Executive Committee of the Oral History Association of South Africa (OHASA). Niall has considerable experience using oral histories in digital media projects and will advise the Committee in this area, as well as assist with OHASA’s own digital communication initiatives. OHASA […]

The three essential elements of your online strategy

In terms of how to measure and plot your online strategy, there are three lenses which I always advise looking through: acquisition, conversion and retention. What these elements refer to are: Acquisition – of users (and the tools you employ to do this); Conversion – of users to a specific action (signing up for an email, making […]

Curate Africa: Imagining, Imaging and Knowing Africa

We are excited at the prospect of working with the Centre for Curating the Archive and the Centre for African Studies at UCT (amongst others) on a groundbreaking new initiative called ‘Curate Africa’. Curate Africa is: “an online photographic exhibition curated across several themes, including African cities, place and citizenship, trade routes and religion. It takes place […]