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Library associations collections and the unisa archives

Library associations collections and the UNISA Archives

Unisa Archives

Annette le Roux

16 November 2010


Contents

Contents

  • Background

    • Unisa Library

    • Unisa Archives

    • Archival collections

  • Library associations

  • Challenges in archival work


Background

Background


Unisa library

Unisa Library

  • 1946accessioned first library book

  • 20092 millionth book accessioned

  • 2010± 2,5 million items


Highgrove florilegium

Highgrove Florilegium


Unisa library1

Unisa Library


Unisa archives special collections

Unisa Archives & Special Collections


Unisa archives special collections1

Unisa Archives & Special Collections

  • Established in the early 1970s

  • Collection building mainly through donations

  • Currently 4 qualified archivists

  • Unique and rare materials (±4 000 linear meters)

  • Manuscripts, photographs, posters, sound & video cassettes - archives

  • Finding aids/ inventories - archives

  • Special books – OASIS catalogue


Special book collections

Special Book Collections

  • 12 Collections, ±52 000 items

  • old, rare, unique, out-of-print, expensive

    Collections include:

  • JL van Schaik Africana (ASC)

  • Wagener Africana (WAGE)

  • Special Book Collection (S)

  • WA Joubert Old Legal Sources (OLD)

  • Van Schaik Publishers (JSC)


Archival collections

Archival Collections

Main Archival groups:

  • Unisa Archives (Vista & TSA)

  • Manuscripts Collection

  • Hesse Collection of German Africana

  • Documentation Centre for African Studies

  • Library Associations

  • South African Museums Association

  • United Party

  • Junod

  • Allan Boesak

  • Kenneth Birch


Library associations

Library Associations


The beginning

The beginning


Transition

Transition


New beginning

New beginning


Library associations associated organisations

Library Associations & associated organisations

Accessions in the Unisa Archives


Library associations associated organisations1

Library Associations & associated organisations

  • SALA – South African Library Association, 1930 – 1979

  • SAILIS – South African Institute for Librarianship and Information Science, 1980 - 1998

  • LIASA – Library Association of South Africa, 1998 - present

  • ULIS/ Translis/ LISDESA (Unification of Library & Information Stakeholders/ Library & Information Services in Developing South Africa)

  • LIWO - Library & Information Workers Organisation,1990-1998

  • ALASA – African Library Association of South Africa, 1996

  • BLASA - Bantu Library Association

  • CBLASA - Central Bantu Library Association of South Africa

  • Cape Library Association (later Library League)

  • SA Indian Library Association


Library associations associated organisations2

Library Associations & associated organisations

  • NELS - Non-European Library Service, 1930-1980

  • SCECSAL – Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern African Library Associations, 2002; 2006

  • CHELSA - Committee for Higher Education Librarians of South Africa

  • IGBIS - Interest Group for Bibliographic Standards - 2003 to 2008

  • SLIS – Special Libraries & Information Services Group, 1947-2000

  • OSALL – Organisation of South African Law Libraries

  • Branches – Northern Transvaal / Gauteng North

  • NLAB (NBAR) – National Library Advisory Board, 1968-1985


Sala sailis

SALA & SAILIS

Contents of accessions

  • agendas, minutes

  • official correspondence of the Board and committees

  • annual reports

  • other reports

  • study material & exampapers

  • newsletters, journal

  • photographs and conference papers


Non european library services in south africa

Non-European Library Services in South Africa

  • 1930's Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY) donated money to start the Carnegie Non-European Libraries

  • Collection:

    - Official minute books, annual reports and correspondence are available

    - material to support research, eg commissions of inquiries

    - library associations for various “Non-European” groups: some material


Challenges in archival work

Challenges in archival work


Challenges in archival work1

Challenges in archival work

Photographs with no description


Challenges in archival work2

Challenges in archival work

Photographs with no description


Environmental challenges

Environmental challenges

Measuring climate

  • Temperature

  • Humidity

  • Fire

  • Water

  • Light

  • Pest infestations


Challenges

Challenges …

Water/ damp / humidity / dust/ mould

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http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/015002/f1/book1.jpg

http://www.drycogroup.com/Portals/9/DocumentMediaRecovery/Nasty%20Files.JPG


Challenges human factor

Challenges …. human factor

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/publications/archivist-magazine/015002-2030-e.html


Challenges human factor1

Challenges …. human factor

War

Greed

Neglect


What can you do

What can you do?

  • Describe & date photographs

  • Do not use rubber bands and paperclips

  • Dust prevention

  • Organise papers - dates

  • Donate


Archives represent the memories of groups peoples or organisations

Archives represent the memories of groups, peoples or organisations

At the end of the day, if it is worth keeping, it is in the ARCHIVES


Library associations collections and the unisa archives

Thank you

Questions?

Annette le Roux [email protected]

012 429 2560


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