Invitation for 3rd round of Focus Groups on the Review of Archives Act, Legal Deposit Act, and the NCLIS Act
We have been commissioned by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture to Review the Archives Act, Legal Deposit Act, and NCLIS Act, which are all key to the archives and libraries sectors. The end product will be Draft Bills.
We have run two set of engagements concerning each of the Acts, with the first concerning the unpacking of the Acts, and the second addressing digital transformation, which is the primary motivation for this review.
Arising from these we are now conducting a final set of stakeholder engagements prior to producing the Initial Draft Bills, and these are based on topics which have been extracted from the discussions held in the previous engagements.
Rather than addressing these to the specific groups of stakeholder, we are inviting all stakeholders, and propose that you see which are more relevant to your interests, and in which you can contribute to the discussions. The purpose of these focus groups is to better understand these topics, which could not be covered in full due to the time in the general engagements.
Wed 15 Nov 09h00-10h00
Wed 15 Nov 13h00-14h00
Users of archives and libraries.
Hoping to extend this to a broad range of user communities.
Thu 16 Nov 09h00-11h00
Audio-visual and oral history collections.
Positioning of NFVSA. Does AV require a separate Act?
Thu 16 Nov 13h00-15h00
Digital transformation, digital repositories, including legal deposit.
Mon 20 Nov 09h00-10h00
Electronic Records Management.
Mon 20 Nov 11h00-12h00
Impact of POPIA, PAIA and Copyright Act.
Tue 21 Nov 09h00-10h00
Positioning of National Archives and the role of DPSA.
Tue 21 Nov 11h00-12h00
Publishers and SMMEs in the LIS Sector
We are also running a series of closed focus groups which are institution-limited, and if you are part of these institutions and would like to participate, then please contact Sholeen Sanker SHOLEEN@RL.CO.ZA to confirm your participation.
The following institutions and organisations are part of these sessions: