Transformation Open Journal System

Working with the journal Transformation, we recently set up an Open Journal System (OJS) website – a journal management and publishing system that has been developed by the Public Knowledge Project.  Through the OJS website, we’ve made available all 73 back issues of the journal, digitized with assistance from DISA. OJS is pretty great software with …

Alternation Journal Digital Archive

We recently helped Alternation Journal make available back copies of their journal online.  Alternation is an international journal which publishes interdisciplinary contributions in the fields of the Arts and Humanities in Southern Africa. They wanted a website with a simple content-management system so that journal editors could manage the database themselves, so we went with …

African Commons Workshop

On Thursday I attended the African Commons workshop on Copyright, Access and Digitisation.  It was held at the Phansi Museum in Durban, which is fast becoming one of my favourite places in the city. They now have a coffee shop and live music venue as well as arguable the best collection of functional African art …

Digitising books – An African solution?

I was recently asked to put together a proposal for a mission publisher located in a small, African kingdom.  Their archives include documents dating as far back as 1826 and they were interested in finding out how this archive could be digitized for preservation purposes and as a means to provide access to researchers and …