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  • 1. National Digital Library Strategies: a South African Perspective Douwe Drijfhout and Lesiba LedwabaN ational Librar y of South Africa
  • 2. National Library of South Africa • Primary source of SA published documentary heritage • Wealth of information • Books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, special collections, government publications, foreign official publicationsN ational Librar y of South Africa Slide 2
  • 3. Digital Libraries • Information resources • Collected, processed, preserved, accesse d • In digital formN ational Librar y of South Africa Slide 3
  • 4. Building digital collections • Digitisation: converting • Acquisition: original digital works • Access to external resourcesN ational Librar y of South Africa Slide 4
  • 5. First years • DISA • Research • Pilot projects • On demandN ational Librar y of South Africa Slide 5
  • 6. Digital Innovation South Africa • 1997 • Implement digital technologies in libraries • Socio-political interest • SA Freedom Struggle • DISA: training and support • Journals (40+) • Historical collections • 220 000 images/pagesN ational Librar y of South Africa Slide 6
  • 7. Sechaba: 1 (1) 1967N ational Librar y of South Africa
  • 8. Indian Opinion: 48 (1) 1950N ational Librar y of South Africa
  • 9. Research • Legal deposit of web-based publications (2004) • Digitisation in Africa (2005) • SA policies en legislation (2007) • SoftwareN ational Librar y of South Africa Slide 9
  • 10. Training • Metadata for librarians • Software: Greenstone / Fedora • Multimedia & graphics • Digital photographyN ational Librar y of South Africa Slide 10
  • 11. Pilot projects • UNESCO Memory of the World (300 drawings by SAN) - 2003 • LOCKSS-SA (2004) • COM – newspaper (2006)N ational Librar y of South Africa Slide 11
  • 12. On demand • Photography & microfilming: transformed • Existing staff • Film scanner (neg + mf) • Digital cameras • Large-format scanners • Digital videoN ational Librar y of South Africa Slide 12
  • 13. Reprographic ServicesN ational Librar y of South Africa
  • 14. Future plans • SA historical newspapers • Approx 7.5 million pages • Black Press • 200 000 pages • Imvo Zabantsundu 1884-mid 90sN ational Librar y of South Africa Slide 14
  • 15. Policy development • National policy • Guidelines • Coordinate and protect • Draft tabled Feb 2011N ational Librar y of South Africa Slide 15
  • 16. Draft policy • Role of existing memory institutions • National Digital Repository • Inclusive info society • Develop institutional capacityN ational Librar y of South Africa Slide 16
  • 17. Deposit of e- publications • Model developed • Accept original digital works • Web-based protocolN ational Librar y of South Africa Slide 17
  • 18. e-deposit modelN ational Librar y of South Africa
  • 19. Summary • Digitisation since 2000 • Draft National Policy 2010 • Accept original digital worksN ational Librar y of South Africa Slide 19
  • 20. Thank you! douwe.drijfhout@nlsa.ac.za +27 12 401 9700 www.nlsa.ac.zaN ational Librar y of South Africa