Wednesday, April 12, 2006


Africana - From Papyrus to Metadata: “A Bibliographer’s Delight”

Conference Presented at the Military Museum, 20 Erlswold Way, Saxonwold, Johannesburg on 11 & 12 May 2006

PROGRAMME: 11 May 2006

08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:05 Welcome (Dr J Kalley, EISA)

The Passage ...

09:05-09:35 Africana in context (Ms A le Roux, Archives & Special Collections, Unisa)
09:35-10:05 Africana creative writing manuscripts (Mr RJ Pearce, Unisa
10:05-10:35 Passages through nineteenth-century Southern Africa and beyond: re-evaluating Africana - Thomas Baines 1825-1875 (Prof EJ Carruthers, Dept of History, Unisa)

10:35-11:00 TEA

The Journey …..

11:00-11:30 The Missak Collection (Ms HW Latsky, Rare Book Collection & Univ Archives, Univ of Johannesburg)
11:30-12:00 Going, going, gone … an auctioneers’ viewpoint (Mr Anthony Wiley, Wiley & Tenquist Antique Valuers, Johannesburg)
12:00-12:30 Conservation and restoration (Mr P Duncan, William Cullen Library, Univ of the Witswatersrand)

12:30-13:10 LUNCH

The Arrival …..

13:10-13:40 Finding aids (1910-2006) to access Africana collections (Ms MA Coetzee, Archives & Special Collections, Unisa)
13:40-14:10 Google’s Digitisation of 19th Century Books (Ms M Graham, Brenthust Library, Johannesburg)
14:10-14:40 Metadata: A Tool for Adding Value to Rare Books (Ms APJ Watkins, Unisa Library)
14:40-15:00 Discussion & Closure (Ms M Burger, ASAIB Chairperson)

Registration form and fees:
Enquiries: Madely 012-4296792
Marlene 012-4296585

VISITS: 12 May 2006

09:00 for 09:15 Brenthurst Library, Federation Rd, Parktown (off Oxford Rd), Johannesburg. Gems of the Brenthurst Library and Publishing in Progress
10:00-10:30 TEA
10:30 Leave for Lindfield, a Victorian/Edwardian House, 72
Richmond Ave, Auckland Park, Johannesburg
11:00-13:00 Lindfield tour
13:00-14:00 SANDWICH LUNCH
14:00 Leave for Wits
14:30-15:30 William Cullen Library, University of the Witwatersrand, 1 Jan Smuts Ave, Milner Park (West of Braamfontein), Johannesburg. Tour to view Africana Treasures, visit Historical Papers, SAHA and Rare Books
15:30 TEA
Enquiries: Peter 011-7171947/55