The iHeritage Project

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A short description of the iHeritage Project at the African Commons Project in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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The iHeritage Project

  1. 1. www.iheritage.org.za iHeritage: a pilot Jan 09 - Mar 09 africancommons.org
  2. 2. www.iheritage.org.za iHeritage: the research • Developing a deeper understanding of the challenges of copyright, digitisation and access in South Africa; • Exploring examples of digitisation practice around the world and comparing for relevance; • Testing new software and technology management standards for relevance in collaborative iheritage projects.
  3. 3. www.iheritage.org.za iHeritage: the methodology • Facilitating the sharing of experience and practice among local heritage institutions; • Widening the scope of role players traditionally involved in collecting and storing heritage objects and stimulating public engagement; • Exploring the links between education, cultural productivity and the accessibility of heritage on the Internet.
  4. 4. www.iheritage.org.za iHeritage: pilot activities • Seminars and articles to share experience; • Training in online community-building and social media tools for heritage institutions; • Software testing for multi-stakeholder collaboration.
  5. 5. www.iheritage.org.za Role players • brick and mortar archives and museums; • technology service providers; • educators; • creative communities; • web community platforms.
  6. 6. www.iheritage.org.za

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