||Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access
||10/01/2002 - 09/30/2007
||Michigan State University
African Studies Center, 100 International Center
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1035
|The South Africa Film and Video Project (SAFVP) will provide access for the public, schools and teachers, scholars, and professionals to the broad and deep heritage of the film and video that recorded the panoply of the world's most extraordinary political and racial transition of the twentieth century, i.e. the South Africa journey from colonialism, to the apartheid state, to the coming of majority rule, as well as the similar transitions of other countries of the Southern Africa region.|
Three of the South African partners in SAFVP hold the premier collections of film and video in South Africa: the UWC-Robben Island Museum Mayibuye Film and Video Archive (Cape Town), the African National Congress (ANC) Archive (Johannesburg), the National Film, Video, and Sound Archive (in the National Archives of South Africa, Pretoria). Using the new electronic technologies and the Internet, the project will build on the 10,000-item database that already has been created by the Michigan State University (MSU) African Media Program (East Lansing, MI) and the long history of film and video reviewing and indexing of the Culture, Communication, and Media Studies (CCMS) Centre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Durban).
This project will establish a distributed system to allow simultaneous searching of the multiple databases maintained by the five collaborating partner institutions containing cataloging and descriptive data about their collections. The networked database will provide access to information about these rich collections worldwide via the Internet.
Copies of selected materials from these collections will be transferred to the Michigan State University Library for access by U.S. scholars either at MSU or through interlibrary loan.
Arabic, Modern Standard
Sotho, Southern (Sesotho)
United States of America
Architecture/urban and regional planning
Creativity and innovation
Foreign languages and literature
Global/international relations and studies
Liberal arts/general studies
Foreign Language Programs (Domestic)
Foreign Language Programs (Overseas)
K-12 Teacher Education
Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL)