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Preserving Africa's Audio-Visual Media Assets

Broadcast media organisations are custodians of social-cultural experiences captured in audio-visual content. And as broadcasting platforms turns digital, there is the urgent need for legacy audio-visual content to be appropriately preserved for the benefit of society both presently and in the future.

”A Call for Help” – Collecting obsolete equipment and playback devices

Date: 
24 Mar 2021
Location: 
Online

It is widely known that obsolete playback devices, specifically those for magnetic media, are getting harder to find in good working condition. Declining maintenance knowledge as well as a scarce market of spare parts is also a factor that is put to play here. Neither is easily found. In late 2019 The Swedish National Archives made an appeal to the public, asking if there was someone, somewhere out there sitting on obsolete equipment, merely collecting dust and no longer of personal use, and was willing to donate it.

Critical Cataloging: Identifying and Dismantling Bias in Description

Date: 
14 Jan 2021
Location: 
online
Critical Cataloging: Identifying and Dismantling Bias in Description
Treshani Perera will discuss her experience incorporating critical cataloging principles as part of cataloging/metadata work, and provide examples and strategies for prioritizing diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in description. Non-catalogers and/or metadata librarians are welcome to attend.

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