On Friday, 21 February 2020, the National Library of South African (NLSA) in partnership with the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC), Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) and Kwa-Zulu Natal Department of Arts and Culture hosted an International Mother Language Day event in Kwambonambi Village in KwaZulu Natal. Read more
NLSA to co-host a National Reading Summit from 11-13 May 2020 in order to enhance reading habits in South Africa. Please click here for further information.
The Board, Management and Staff of the NLSA would like to congratulate all students who performed well in their matric results and encourage those who did not make it to not give up. We encourage both students and academics to utilise our conducive space, information resources and internet for knowledge advancement. We play a critical
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The Board of the National Library of South Africa (NLSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Kepi Madumo as its new National Librarian and CEO. Mr Madumo will join the NLSA on 1 December 2019. Mr Kepi Madumo is a highly experienced executive who, since early 2002, has gained senior leadership experience in
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The National Library of South Africa presented a presentation entitled Internal and External Games Changers at the National Library of South Africa at the OCLC EMEA Regional Council Conference.
Have you ever wondered what RDA works, attributes or manifestations mean? Join an RDA training session, offered by the National Library of South Africa, and find out!
The National Library of South Africa (NLSA) undertook a project to digitise South African historical newspapers for the purpose of preserving brittle collection items and advancing access to information. The project was funded by South Africa’s National Lotteries Commission. Newspapers are important records of societal and cultural life. The twenty-six newspapers selected for the
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The National Library of South Africa (NLSA) hosted a Citeathon in February 2019 in participation of Wikipedia’s #1Lib1Ref campaign. 1Lib1Ref invited librarians globally to add value to the encyclopaedia by adding missing citations in order to improve the credibility of articles1. Some of the content added to Wikipedia is not backed up by
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Mzansi Libraries on-line Project: The Mzansi Libraries Online (MLO) projects seeks to empower South African communities by providing free access to the internet as well as ICT equipments at public libraries. MLO is a project of the Nation Library of South Africa(NLSA) in collaborationwith the Department of Arts and Culture(DAC) and the provincial library
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The National Library of South Africa is the custodian and provider of the nation’s key knowledge resources. The NLSA is mandated by the National Library of South Africa Act to collect and preserve documemtary heritage and to make them accessible thereby ensuring that knowledge is preserved for posterity and that information is available to all.
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