Monday, May 28, 2012

InfoBuddy and inFundi function - SABC Media Libraries rewards & social media

 The Manager of the SABC Media Libraries, Ilse Assmann, announced a new InfoBuddy internal reward system for the Media Libraries. An internal reward system is used to recognise excellence in the Media Libraries when it is not possible to recognise it by monetary means.

The previous reward system called InfoBuddy has evolved. A new committee has been formed to address the previous issues of subjectivity as well as buddies voting for buddies. A new name will possibly be selected, as well as a new way of rewarding internally. The issue of merit in the different departments will be looked at by looking at core job functions... (One of the possibilities being investigated.)
It is a work in progress. ..

See the history of InfoBuddy in the SABC Media Libraries here.

The SABC Media Libraries are constantly trying to expand their social media awareness and digital footprints. One of the ways flowed from the Knowledge Café called LibCafe of the previous year where we started an inFundi mentored programme.
Certain criteria were set when we set out to determine "What do we need to start using social media in the SABC Media Libraries?"

The person who achieved all the criteria for an inFundi in the Media Libraries is Vickey Steyn. She was congratulated on Friday for her efforts.
Manti Grobler, the facilitator of our Knowledge Café, sponsored the awards of the day. A big thank you to her!

The SABC Media Libraries also acknowledged the work done by our colleagues for being active on social media for the SABC Media Libraries.

Blog post by Karen du Toit, Afrikaans Archivist in the SABC Radio Archives.


  1. "What do we need to start using social media in the SABC Media Libraries?"--- QR Code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) first designed for the automotive industry. More recently, the system has become popular outside the industry due to its fast readability and large storage capacity compared to standard UPC barcodes. The code consists of black modules (square dots) arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be made up of four standardized kinds ("modes") of data (numeric, alphanumeric, byte/binary, Kanji), or through supported extensions, virtually any kind of data.

    1. We would love to make more use of QR codes. One of our blog posts looked at QR codes:

  2. using cellphones reading this QR CODES.

    1. Thanks Justice Did you see our SABC Media Lib blog's QR code?


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