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Copyright vs accessibility – the challenge of exploitation | IASA 2012 Annual Conference

Springbok Radio was the first and, in the 1950s, only commercial radio station of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). It closed down in 1985 amidst the arrival of SABC TV and other competition, without much of its content preserved by the SABC. Very little documentation survived the closing of the station. The SABC Radio Archives has been battling with access to and copyright of the collection for many years.


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This paper will seek answers to the question of copyright where no information exists, exploitation where funding, staff and time fall short, and the question of actual ownership. How do we make the past available to the future for futures to come?

Retha BuysOther authors: Ilse AssmannInstitution: SABCCountry: SOUTH AFRICA Paper available in the IASA Journal: http://www.iasa-web.org/iasa-journal-no-41-september-2013 (unfortunately only for members)


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SABC Media Libraries: Inspector Archivist, that is....

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Retah Buys (Archivist, SABC Radio Archives):

The job of an archivist feels like that of an inspector.

 

Anecdote from the archives.

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SABC Radio Archives celebrates World Radio Day today #WorldRadioDay

SABC Radio Archives  celebrates World Radio Day today #WorldRadioDay | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

SABC Radio archives reflects on the 1st World Radio Day today, endorsed by UNESCO.

 

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!"

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SABC Media Libraries: The archivist with a gem from the radio archives

SABC Media Libraries: The archivist with a gem from the radio archives | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

A recording that was made on her birth date!

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Archivists and the power they have, #quote by Nare Monyai | via @SABCRadioArc #archives #archivists

Archivists and the power they have, #quote by Nare Monyai | via @SABCRadioArc #archives #archivists | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
SABC Radio Archives wrote: Archivists and the power they have!

 

News & Actuality Archivist Nare Monyai: " #Archivists wield substantial power over records in the way they select, appraise and shape the collections they work with which is fundamental to how experiences, narratives and memory are structured."

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Archivists and the power they wield over their collections!

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SABC Media Libraries: Springbok Radio handover to SABC

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Photo by Peter Jaquire.

 

The Springbok Radio Preservation Society handed back their collection of archive material of Springbok Radio which was on the airwaves from 1950 - 1985 in South Africa.

During those days there was no archive, and the material would have been lost, if it had not been for efforts by people to preserve and collect that material.

Frans Erasmus has been instrumental in the Springbok Radio Preservation Society, and streamed a weekly update of material on the Internet.

The material is back in the SABC Radio Archives at the South African Broadcasting Corporation.

 

Links:

Media release: http://sabcmedialib.blogspot.com/2012/05/hand-over-of-springbok-radio-archive.html

 

About Frans Erasmus: http://sabcmedialib.blogspot.com/2012/05/hand-over-of-springbok-radio-archive.html

 

 

Picasa Slideshow of the handover function: http://sabcmedialib.blogspot.com/2012/05/picasa-slideshow-of-springbok-radio.html

 

 

Springbok Radio website: http://www.sabc.co.za/springbokRadio/index.html

 

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SABC Media Libraries: ILAM travelling exhibition at SABC: For Future Generations – Hugh Tracey and the International Library of African Music

SABC Media Libraries: ILAM travelling exhibition at SABC: For Future Generations – Hugh Tracey and the International Library of African Music | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

The four interns of the SABC Radio Archives, which form part of the SABC Media Libraries, visited the ILAM travelling exhibition in the SABC foyer in Auckland Park. The exhibition will still be here until the 28th of October 2011.

The title of the exhibition:

"For future generations - Hugh Tracey and the International Library of African Music".

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