Tuesday, February 28, 2012

SABC Media Libraries on Pinterest

http://pinterest.com/sabcmedialib/
Pinterest has gone viral. SABC Media Libraries have opened an account as well.

The value of pinning your most favourite images or ideas, with the added social media engagement, makes it a very powerful platform.

What is Pinterest?

"Pinterest is a virtual pinboard.
Pinterest allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. You can browse pinboards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.
People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and share their favorite recipes." - Pinterest Help
If you haven't received an invite by now, it is very easy to ask for an invitation on the Pinterest website.
The possibilities for libraries and archives are endless.

We can showcase our collections, connect with fellow librarians and archivists, and grow our social media presence.
The link-back possibilities to own websites and blogs makes it a very easy and handy platform for social media engagement.

We have started with our own account, and have created a few pin boards.
Please go and have a look and follow while there!
SABCMediaLib on Pinterest


Two valuable articles about Pinterest and copyright issues are here:

Using Pinterest for Hubpages, by Maddie Ruud.

Is Pinterest a haven for copyright violations?, by Greekgeek.

The most important to remember:
1. Don't pin which you do not own, or have not asked permission for!
    Remember, it is all about the images!
2. Repinning puts the responsibility on the original Pinner who should source it correctly!


Blog post by Karen du Toit, Afrikaans Archivist in the SABC Radio Archives.



Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tweets from SABC Media Libraries @SABCMediaLib


@SABCMediaLib on Twitter

A compilation of some tweets and retweets (RTs) on the SABC Media Libraries Twitter account @SABCMediaLib for the month of February. 
It gives a good insight in what happened here during the month of February.

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@SABCAudioRest prepared Uma Casa Portuguesa by Jorge Costa Pinto and the SABC Radio Orchestra. 

@SABCRadioArc All 2012 Orange Afcon soccer matches from the opening to the final, broadcasted by SABC Radio, is catalogued... http://fb.me/1LTXR5qt4

A real love story of Steve Biko & Dr Mamphela Ramphele in the radio #archives #loveheritage - "part of South... http://fb.me/ZzurSavF

@AskArchivists Our search for love blog post has only gone up now #loveheritage http://sabcmedialib.blogspot.com/2012/02/love-in-radio-archives-loveheritage.html > in the #archives it is never too L8

Love in the Radio Archives #loveheritage: I went in search of real love stories in the SABC Radio Archives for V... http://bit.ly/xWjJax

@SpringbokRadio [...] listen to a special Springbok Radio Digital stream for Valentine's week! http://ow.ly/8ZkK5" #loveheritage

It is not too late to search for #loveheritage in the archives. Share the love via @AskArchivists on Valentine's... http://fb.me/AXM0cC6l

Happy Valentine's Day to all #archives #libraries & #museums! What love have you discovered? #loveheritage

"@AskArchivists: a little video to warm-up for #loveheritage on #valentinesday tomorrow http://bit.ly/zaLUdM - getting in the mood!"

It's #worldradioday!! Let's get this trending. Post on twitter, Facebook etc. and ask your friends to do so as well. the power of #radio

World Radio Day today #WorldRadioDay: Today is World Radio Day, a celebration of the role and function of radio ... http://bit.ly/ycEOo9

#archives #libraries #museums only one day to search for love in your collections! Tomorrow #loveheritage on Twitter http://ow.ly/90UOX

QR code for SABC Media Libraries mobile blog http://yfrog.com/ob6n5daj

SABC Radio to celebrate #WorldRadioDay on 13th Feb 2012

SABC Springbok Radio @SpringbokRadio digital stream uploaded for Valentine's Day #loveheritage - the radio station... http://fb.me/Xik4k3Vr

#ff @archivesinfo on new trends in digital opportunities for cultural institutions; @SABCRadioArc for news on SA #archives

World Radio Day upcoming on Monday 13 Feb 2012 - "raising awareness about the importance of radio, facilitate... http://fb.me/1vMt0RK6o

Demo recording by Iggy Madalane @iglett - photos http://nblo.gs/tCHzb

Wordless Wednesday - Stocktaking in the SABC Media Libraries http://nblo.gs/tHf3K

Picasa album of demo recording by Iggy Madalane, former colleague from SABC Music Library @SABCMusicLib http://fb.me/1EPH3WmfI

@SpringbokRadio "...was the first commercial radio station of the SABC. It sadly closed down in 1985, but the memory is kept alive!"

Valentine's Day invitation 2012 #loveheritage

InfoBuddy & Care Bear Awards - Picasa web album uploaded http://fb.me/18b9zxrfT"

Demo recording by Iggy Madalane:  A former colleague, Ignatia Madalane, made her first demo recording here at M2... http://bit.ly/xx5O6L


The Daily Knowledge Cafe is out! http://bit.ly/nMz526 Top stories today via @michelemmartin @md_santo @jlearn20 @idbnews @sahana2802
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Blog post by Karen du Toit, Afrikaans Archivist in the SABC Radio Archives.



Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Intern with mini-disc recording



Love in the Radio Archives #loveheritage

I went in search of real love stories in the SABC Radio Archives for Valentine's Day  via #AskArchivists and their love initiative for 2012.

Although there are countless books and poems and discussions about love in the literature, I wanted to find  people talking about romantic love in their lives.

Mamphele Ramphele interview in 1995 on SAFM
PrtScn of  our Natural Document Management (NDM) cataloguing

One of the treasures is the 1995 interview with Dr Maphela Ramphele, the Chancellor of UCT, by Patricia Glyn on SAFM in 1995. She was involved with the Black Consciousness Movement and had a relationship with Steve Biko, an anti-apartheid activist in the 1960s and 1970s. She published an autobiography "Mamphela Ramphele - a Life" which was published in the same year.

Part of the interview as it was transcribed in the NDM cataloguing is copied.
It gives such a beautiful insight in a love story that intertwined with the history of South Africa:


"DR MAMPHELE RAMPHELE LOVE STORY IS PART OF ALL SOUTH AFRICANS HISTORY 
- SHE BECAME STEVE BIKO'S COLLEAGUE - FRIEND AND LOVER WHEN

THEY WERE HEAVLY INVOLVED IN THE BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS MOVEMENT - SHE
WAS CARRYING HIS CHILD WHEN STEVE BIKO WAS BEATEN TO DEATH - STEVE 
BIKO WAS MARRIED AT THE TIME WHEN THEY WERE CONDUCTING THEIR       
RELATIONSHIP - THERE WAS A LOT OF EXTERNAL INTERFERENCE - THEIR    
RELATIONSHIP WAS VERY COMPLEX - THEIR RELATIONSHIP WAS BUILT ON THE
FRIENDSHIP THEY HAD FIRST AND THE SHARED CONCERNS THEY HAD - SHE   
WAS VERY BUSY - HER JOB OCCUPIED HER EVERY WAKING MOMENT - BECAUSE 
OF HER WORK SHE COULD NOT REFLECT AS OFTEN AS SHE WANTED TO - THE  
PAIN OF SHARING A PARTNER WITH A MARRIED SITUATION - IT INTRODUCES 
AMBIVALENCE - SHE DID NOT WANT TO HURT ANOTHER WOMAN - THEY NEW    
THEY COULD NOT BE SEPERATED - SHARING HIM WITH FELLOW POLITICAL    
ACTIVIST WAS ALSO A PROBLEM - THEY DID NOT HAVE MUCH TIME TO       
THEMSELVES - MAMPHELE IS A VERY PRIVATE AND SENTIMENTAL PERSON -   
STEVE LOVED PEOPLE AROUND HIM - HE ALSO HAD MANY AFFAIRS..."

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PrtScn of the 1990 Radio Suid-Afrika (former SABC radio station) interview on the Program Vrouerubriek

Another treasure is the 1990 Afrikaans interview by Daniel Hugo with Jan Rabie, a South African author, about his relationship with his wife Marjorie Wallace, a painter from Scotland, whom he met in France in 1949.
It was part of series of interviews with well-known male writers about the role of the most important women in their lives.
He was Afrikaans and she was English. She learnt the Afrikaans language within 3 months, and they had been together until his death in 2002. She followed him to South Africa and had to adapt to a different way of living in South Africa.

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There are countless such stories that has been told on radio that are being preserved for future generations and that add to our wealth of heritage.


Springbok Radio, a former SABC Radio station that was preserved by the Springbok Radio Preservation Society of South Africa, and are being hosted again through the SABC Radio Archives, is also doing a Valentine's stream for this week.

Check the Springbok Radio Audio Stream for this week.


Hope you had a happy Valentine's Day!

Blog post by Karen du Toit, Afrikaans Archivist in the SABC Radio Archives.


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Valentine's Day invitation 2012 #loveheritage

Monday, February 13, 2012

World Radio Day today #WorldRadioDay

Today is World Radio Day, a celebration of the role and function of radio in the lives of people on the planet.
The day is endorsed by UNESCO.

The official web page for World Radio Day states the following about the focus of the day:

"The World Radio Day seeks raise awareness about the importance of radio, facilitate access to information through radio and enhance networking among broadcasters.
Radio has to be recognized as a low cost medium, specifically suited to reach remote communities and vulnerable people: the illiterate, the disabled, women, youth and the poor, while offering a platform to intervene in the public debate, irrespective of people’s educational level. Furthermore, radio has a strong and specific role in emergency communication and disaster relief. There is also a changing face to radio services which, in the present times of media convergence, are taking up new technological forms, such as broadband, mobiles and tablets. However, it is said that up to a billion people still do not have access to radio today."

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is also taking part in the celebrations:


SABC Radio will be celebrating World Radio Day with all South Africans, informing them about its history and its importance in our daily lives. The SABC Radio network reaches over 25 million people on a weekly basis with its radio platforms positioned to serve all South Africans including Channel Africa, an International Public Service Radio Station whose role is to contribute to the development agenda of Africa." 
"Radio is the pioneer of all electronic media. It is as relevant today as it was 75 years ago. Radio is still the medium of choice as it still commands the highest penetration as a medium in South Africaand the developing world.
SABC Radio, for the past 75 years, has assisted in informing, educating and entertaining South Africans from all walks of life, said Lesley Ntloko the acting Head of Radio of the SABC. On the 13th of February stay tuned to your favourite SABC radio station and join in as we reflect on special moments and memories that SABC Radio has created."                             - SABC Radio

SABC Radio Archives, the archives which collects and receives material from all the SABC Public Broadcast Services (PBS) Radio Services, also reflects on the importance of this day.
SABC Radio has been broadcasting for 75 years, and we have audio material covering the history and the culture of the same period, collected, catalogued and "stored in the various archive repositories across the country."

The SABC Radio Archives preserves material for the following reasons:


  • To preserve SABC broadcasts and raw material as a corporate function;
  • To be of service as a well-organised source of broadcast material to the SABC;
  • To preserve permanently highlights in the history of the development and broadcast patterns of broadcasting in South Africa;
  • To bequeath to future generations an audio-image of South Africa at certain periods as it was portrayed by the SABC;
  • To provide researchers with information and facts on sound carriers that are not available in any other form;
  • To preserve, as part of the National Broadcaster’s function and as far as possible, complete recordings of the South African culture legends and oral traditions, including a comprehensive set of nature and habitat sounds of South Africa
We truly preserve some of the most precious memories of our history in radio. 
Our existence is because of the medium of radio, a medium which are able to reach more people than any other!

Happy World Radio Day!

Happy listening!




Post by Karen du Toit, Afrikaans Archivist in the SABC Radio Archives 



Monday, February 6, 2012