National Digital                Library Strategies: a                    South African                     Perspective    ...
National Library of                      South Africa                • Primary source of SA published                   do...
Digital Libraries                • Information resources                • Collected, processed, preserved, accesse        ...
Building digital                         collections                • Digitisation: converting                • Acquisitio...
First years                • DISA                • Research                • Pilot projects                • On demandN at...
Digital Innovation                       South Africa                • 1997                • Implement digital technologie...
Sechaba: 1 (1) 1967N ational Librar y of South Africa
Indian Opinion: 48 (1) 1950N ational Librar y of South Africa
Research                • Legal deposit of web-based publications                   (2004)                • Digitisation i...
Training                • Metadata for librarians                • Software: Greenstone / Fedora                • Multimed...
Pilot projects                • UNESCO Memory of the World                   (300 drawings by SAN) - 2003                •...
On demand                • Photography & microfilming: transformed                • Existing staff                • Film s...
Reprographic ServicesN ational Librar y of South Africa
Future plans                • SA historical newspapers                • Approx 7.5 million pages                • Black Pr...
Policy development                • National policy                • Guidelines                • Coordinate and protect   ...
Draft policy                • Role of existing memory institutions                • National Digital Repository           ...
Deposit of e-                            publications                • Model developed                • Accept original di...
e-deposit modelN ational Librar y of South Africa
Summary                • Digitisation since 2000                • Draft National Policy 2010                • Accept origi...
Thank you!                         douwe.drijfhout@nlsa.ac.za                         +27 12 401 9700                     ...
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Drijfhout wits paper nov 2011

  1. 1. National Digital Library Strategies: a South African Perspective Douwe Drijfhout and Lesiba LedwabaN ational Librar y of South Africa
  2. 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. 3. Digital Libraries • Information resources • Collected, processed, preserved, accesse d • In digital formN ational Librar y of South Africa Slide 3
  4. 4. Building digital collections • Digitisation: converting • Acquisition: original digital works • Access to external resourcesN ational Librar y of South Africa Slide 4
  5. 5. First years • DISA • Research • Pilot projects • On demandN ational Librar y of South Africa Slide 5
  6. 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. 7. Sechaba: 1 (1) 1967N ational Librar y of South Africa
  8. 8. Indian Opinion: 48 (1) 1950N ational Librar y of South Africa
  9. 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. 10. Training • Metadata for librarians • Software: Greenstone / Fedora • Multimedia & graphics • Digital photographyN ational Librar y of South Africa Slide 10
  11. 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. 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. 13. Reprographic ServicesN ational Librar y of South Africa
  14. 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. 15. Policy development • National policy • Guidelines • Coordinate and protect • Draft tabled Feb 2011N ational Librar y of South Africa Slide 15
  16. 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. 17. Deposit of e- publications • Model developed • Accept original digital works • Web-based protocolN ational Librar y of South Africa Slide 17
  18. 18. e-deposit modelN ational Librar y of South Africa
  19. 19. Summary • Digitisation since 2000 • Draft National Policy 2010 • Accept original digital worksN ational Librar y of South Africa Slide 19
  20. 20. Thank you! douwe.drijfhout@nlsa.ac.za +27 12 401 9700 www.nlsa.ac.zaN ational Librar y of South Africa

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