Cultural Artefacts - Online Archives for South African Heritage

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  • 1. Ephemera to Artefact - digital repositories online 3 February 2009 Thursday, February 5, 2009
  • 2. what is an artefact? Thursday, February 5, 2009
  • 3. what is an artefact? “An object made by a human being, typically something of cultural or historical interest” source: wikipedia Thursday, February 5, 2009
  • 4. artefacts... Thursday, February 5, 2009
  • 5. artefacts... Thursday, February 5, 2009
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  • 7. artefacts... Thursday, February 5, 2009
  • 8. artefact? Thursday, February 5, 2009
  • 9. artefact? Thursday, February 5, 2009
  • 10. artefact? Thursday, February 5, 2009
  • 11. artefact? Thursday, February 5, 2009
  • 12. artefact? Thursday, February 5, 2009
  • 13. stored in new, digital spaces Thursday, February 5, 2009
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  • 16. Internet Archive www.archive.org Text Takes Internet content and reclassifies ephemera as artefact Thursday, February 5, 2009
  • 17. reduce to one-liner Internet Archive • Online archive of the Web • Free to use for researchers, scholars, historians • Takes Internet content and reclassifies ephemera as artefact • Any work classified under public domain, or redistribution licence, like cc. Thursday, February 5, 2009
  • 18. Archive IT www.archive-it.org Thursday, February 5, 2009
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  • 20. Project Gutenberg www.gutenberg.org Thursday, February 5, 2009
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  • 23. Pros • Tech is taken care of • Scaleable - one to many • Copyright “free” • Assured of the longevity of the projects Thursday, February 5, 2009
  • 24. Cons • Not much local content • Ownership and perceptions of ownership • Language • Awareness of PD on the Internet is low Thursday, February 5, 2009
  • 25. Thursday, February 5, 2009