It is always a great to hear when there is recognition for the work that we do in the Archives. It is a behind-the-scenes job, which always have us motivating the hours and work that we do here!
Translation of the audio clip featured here: Margot Luyt, announcer at SABC Radio Sonder Grense radio station says: “…what luxury we have in archives! If it were not for the Sound Archives…” she would not have been able to play the voice of the original poet introducing the musical composition of his own poem being played!
Yes, what a luxury and a treasure!
The day will focus on democracy specifically, but also on the great work that Archives are doing!
Read more here: Follow an Archive
International Council on Archives
A reel tape being rewind from the SABC Radio Archives.
To be overwhelmed with requests!
So much so, that I am unable to ingest more material into my specific archive collection!
Getting to hear a voice from the past.
In this specific clip that I have shared on Twitter today, a well-known and loved Afrikaans writer has died yesterday. They are busy compiling tribute programmes to be broadcasted on radio.
I get to listen to the whole interview with her that was done in 1990. In this short snippet she says that she is not one for the limelight!
What a privilege!
Guest post for the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) discussion over at International Librarians Network.
The Centre for the Book
The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives 2014 Annual Conference was held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 5-9 October.
The theme was "Connecting Cultures: Content, Context, and Collaboration"
A Storify of the social media updates has been compiled here: IASA 2014