ESAACH Launch and Workshop

The Encyclopaedia of South Africa Arts, Culture and Heritage (ESAACH) project will be launched this Friday at the Centre for African Literary Studies (CALS) in Pietermaritzburg.  The minister of arts and culture, Pallo Jordan, will be doing the honours and I have been asked to explain to everyone what a wiki is and why we …

Sinomlando

The Ulwazi Programme has completed its first round of training with librarian and volunteer field-workers.  This involved training on how to edit the wiki, where the indigenous knowledge is stored, and how to use the audiovisual equipment (cameras, digital recorders, etc.). The second phase of training, due to start next week, will involved Sinomlando providing …

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 …

ALONG THE WAY, 2008

Artist Roger Jardine, Niall McNulty and Tamlyn Young City Durban Project info Along the Way is a project inspired by Doung Anwar Jahangeer 'sCityWalk. In December 2007 a call went out to Durban's creative community inviting proposals for an upcoming art festival, Cascoland. Under the theme of “mobility,” the festival was to take place along …