David Larsen will take us through the ten steps of building a digital archive. The 10 steps covered in the workshop are scoping, screening, selecting, preparing, capturing, describing, loading, storing, accessing and using.

This workshop will give the museums an overview of the lifecycle of a digital collection and what must be considered in its successful creation. It will give us an overview of the whole digitisation process from conceptualising a project all the way through to the digital repository, licensing and use.

DATE: Tuesday 16 April 2019

VENUE: West Coast Fossil Park, R45, Langebaanweg, Vredenburg, West Coast (click here for directions

HOST: SAMA Western Cape

TRANSPORT: Ride shares will leave Stellenbosch, City Centre and Wynberg at 8am (please see Registration Form on how to request a lift or offer a lift)


  • 9.30am-10am: Arrival and tea
  • 10am: Workshop starts
  • 12.30-1.15pm: Lunch
  • 1.15-3.30pm: Workshop continues
  • 3.30pm: Visit to West Coast Fossil Park (optional)

COST: R500 pp (SAMA members), R750 pp (non-members). Includes a light lunch.

Contact Eliz-Marie Schoonbee - samawc.secretary@gmail.com for more details and to book.

David Larsen is Managing Director of Africa Media Online (AMO). David’s passion is to see Africans telling Africa’s story, leading him to develop systems for effective archiving of media and heritage content and training that ensures African media and heritage professionals are keeping up with global standards. Since 2005 AMO has assisted The Brenthurst Library, Google Cultural Institute, Iziko Museums of CT, The Rijksmuseum, Durban Natural History Museum, KwaZulu-Natal Museum, Durban Art Gallery, Phansi Museum, Tiso Blackstar, Multichoice, World Press Photo, etc. AMO's MEMAT digital asset management system is used by many heritage organisations including the ANC Archive, Liliesleaf, Bailey’s African History Archive. David led the team that wrote the best practices section of the Dept of Arts & Culture's National Policy for the Digisation of Heritage Resources.

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