There’s a Zubat in my office

Zubat
Zubat

I had to wait 3 days before I could download Pokemon Go on Hip4U. It is still not available in the iStore in South Africa. I made use of Techgirl’s manual: How to download Apps Like Pokemon Go without an Apple ID.

I can see why it is so addictive! The Archives seems to be a Gym, and a Pokestop is very nearby. Guess what I will be doing during lunch-times?

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International Archives Day today – how will you celebrate? #IAD16 #ArchivesRock

Followanarchive and AskArchivists usually take the lead in the yearly International Archives Day:

Let’s celebrate June 9
International Archives Day 2016 #IAD16 is coming up! Like every year Ask Archivists and Follow An Archive organize a celebration event on Twitter.
With the celebration event we join the June 9 theme ‘Archives, Harmony and Friendship‘ of the International Council on Archives (ICA).
The theme of the annual Twitter event will be #archivesrock. It’s about music in archives.

There’ s a great conversation going on on Twitter:

#IAD16

#ArchivesRock

 

What are you sharing?

Send me your Archive Twitter handles?

I am also posting for SABC Radio Archives and IASA (International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives on Twitter.

Wordless Wednesday in the radio archives #blogjune

Recognition of the work done by Archives #Vine

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!

 

 

Reasons why I am signing up again for the International Librarians Network

ILN peer mentor

I have applied again for this round at the International Librarians Network peer mentorship programme.

I have experienced that even though I sometimes don’t get a very engaged peer mentor, I still get much worth from the discussion points and networking opportunities through social networks.

My reasons for applying to become a peer mentor at ILN:

  • Meeting a librarian from across the world whom I would never have met otherwise.
  • Learning about the library profession globally.
  • Having a peer mentor to ask questions about my daily challenges, and not feeling as isolated about our challenges here. The challenges are universal!
  • Learning about different sections in the library from a librarian in the field.
  • With each round I am able to add a new global connection to my networking circle! It’s great to say that I now know a librarian in England, Australia, Bangladesh, Spain and Zimbabwe!

It’s worth signing up each time!

 

Sign up here: Apply for the ILN

More info: How the ILN program works

The application process closes on 15th February for the next round in 2016.

 

Tomorrow is International Archives Day – 9 June – #IAD15

The day will focus on democracy specifically, but also on the great work that Archives are doing!

Read more here: Follow an Archive

Ask Archivists

International Council on Archives 

A reel tape being rewind from the SABC Radio Archives.

Reel tape rewind in #slomo #archives #reels #audio

A video posted by Karen Du Toit (@karentoittoit) on Jun 5, 2015 at 11:00am PDT

The most frustrating and the most satisfying to work in the Archives

Most frustrating:

To be overwhelmed with requests!

So much so, that I am unable to ingest more material into my specific archive collection!

Most satisfying:

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!