SAHRIS

For new users to SAHRIS, please read through the Frequently Asked Questions listed below:
 
Quick Guide to Making Online Applications for First Time Users

Application Checklist

Comprehensive and more detailed guides related to specific kinds of applications:

Palaeontological Permit Applications

Guide to Amafa Permit Applications

Guide for DMR officials uploading EMPs

Brief Intro to SAHRIS:


Check out the SAHRIS Overview of Features 
or click on the PDF download at the bottom of this page for the standalone version of the document.

Click here to watch the overview of SAHRIS presented at the CIPA 2013 Symposium in Strasbourg, France on 5th September 2013.

SAHRA has completed version 2 of the South African Heritage Resources Information System, commonly known as SAHRIS. Development of the system began in January 2012 using the Drupal Content Management System platform in line with SAHRA's overall adoption of free open source software. Version 1 covers heritage case management and is integrated with the National Inventory of sites and objects. The system has been tested and used by SAHRA's staff since May 2012 and is being rolled out in phases. Version 2 covers site and collection management.

Through SAHRIS, SAHRA is able to provide a heritage management tool to all heritage bodies and custodians
of heritage, as well as to local planning authorities and provincial heritage resources authorities.
The system enables the efficient and coordinated management of our heritage, and the maximization of benefit to be attained from our heritage resources by appropriate promotion and use of these resources. SAHRA views the custodians of heritage resources as integral partners in this project and is providing forums for  participation in the project. 

You will have noticed that the SAHRA website has changed considerably since the 5 August 2012. The SAHRIS system provides both the front end and back end of the site. In order to use the SAHRIS features, you need an account on SAHRIS. This service is free of charge and your account will be activated by the administrator. A tutorial for creating an account is available in Chapter 1 of the first SAHRIS tutorial. 

The following tutorials are available for viewing on YouTube or for direct download. You will need a compatible Video Player for the direct downloads - try VLC Media Player if your computer has problems opening the files. We also have a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section below the HELP menu.

TUTORIAL SERIES FOR HERITAGE MANAGEMENT ON SAHRIS

Tutorial# Chapter# and No of Parts# Description YouTube Link DirectDownload Size (MB)
1       1 Create an Account and the Dashboard http://youtu.be/0A7paU9sWmI Tut1 Chapter1 33.1
2 My Account, Create a Profile and Create an Application http://youtu.be/-8TmobzUR8A Tut1 Chapter2 37.4
3 (1 of 2) Create an Application Continued A  http://youtu.be/sSRf2hHUoVs Tut1 Chapter3A 29.9
3 (2 of 2) Create an Application Continued B  http://youtu.be/Pel30RFrCI4 Tut1 Chapter3B 37.6
4 (1 of 2) Create an Application Final http://youtu.be/iuZZZh4yYsE Tut1 Chapter4A 53.7
4 (2 of 2) Edit and View your Application http://youtu.be/VLtZNpv9XKA Tut1 Chapter4B 11.9
5 Exploring My Content, your case, permits and decisions http://youtu.be/VWFyomaHsa4 Tut1 Chapter5 51.5
6 Exploring SAHRIS, Reports and the GIS Mapping http://youtu.be/gVUARRCigB0 Tut1 Chapter6 72.3
7 Uploading a heritage report to SAHRIS http://youtu.be/IogckFQI0-M Tut1 Chapter7 22.8
8 Viewing Mapped Heritage Cases on SAHRIS http://youtu.be/wUWwSD3GbZo Tut1 Chapter8 27.1
2 1 Intro to site recordings and organic groups http://youtu.be/qi01A8YPf8M n/a  
2 (1 of 2) Site Recordings Part A http://youtu.be/vZ1lf9DT4cs Tut2 Chapter2A 38.1
2 (2 of 2) Site Recordings Part B http://youtu.be/rxXfTBPj9h0 Tut2 Chapter2B 35.9
3 Viewing your group's sites and maps http://youtu.be/u53wk28aGO4 Tut1 Chapter3 47.7
3 1 of 2 Mapping heritage cases using WKT format where you have already mapped the case before SAHRIS (eg you have already have a KML file) http://youtu.be/-Vo631xCncY Tut3 Chapter1 36.6
2 of 2 Mapping heritage cases by uploading KML file (also updates Chapter 1 of Tut 3) http://youtu.be/ANG5q-KDElY Tut3 Chapter2 45.4
4 1 The SAHRIS Calendar http://youtu.be/5AcTjT16ujQ Tut4 16.1
5 1 of 3 Permit Applications http://youtu.be/xQ3fPt2Hqk4 Tut5 Chapter1 32.4
2 of 3 Permit Applications http://youtu.be/6Sk13cHQyWw Tut5 Chapter2 40.9
3 of 3 Permit Applications http://youtu.be/_V8pUsCaSt8 Tut5 Chapter3 38.9 
6 1 of 2 Commenting on SAHRIS http://youtu.be/0F7o91dS020 Tut6 Chapter1 31.8
2 of 2 Commenting on SAHRIS - viewing your history of comments under MyComments http://youtu.be/k9RyJ9MRicc Tut6 Chapter2 21.4
7 1 of 9 Heritage Officers Series - introduction and profile, dashboard and messages http://youtu.be/YrI5UutiJho Tut7 Chapter1 42.5
2 of 9 Heritage Officers Series - Cases Explained, Unassigned Cases http://youtu.be/k-LJuYgqEvI Tut7 Chapter 2 42.6
3 of 9 Heritage Officers Series - Permit Applications http://youtu.be/0gAwiEvqnb8 Tut7 Chapter 3 40.6
4 of 9 Heritage Officers Series - Case decisions, letters, declaration notices, case tracking http://youtu.be/QRjXZRLMLbo Tut7 Chapter 4 45.2
5 of 9 Heritage Officers Series - Case decisions & Permits continued http://youtu.be/2VUENSylr2E Tut7 Chapter 5 49.6
6 of 9 Heritage Officers Series - Permits conclusion http://youtu.be/l7TLATSqSqc Tut7 Chapter 6 37.2
7 of 9 Heritage Officers Series - Opening & closing comments, monthly reports, revision history, permit listing report, cases on agenda, content summary http://youtu.be/dDX81DhfM1w Tut7 Chapter 7 48.6
8 of 9 Heritage Officers Series - Sites, Nominations and Declarations, Gradings http://youtu.be/Lu0mzbROOQk Tut7 Chapter 8 59.7
9 of 9 Heritage Officers Series - Creating sub groups of Organic Groups for properties involved in impact assessments http://youtu.be/iRkOK3hGHns Tut7 Chapter 9 65.8


TUTORIAL SERIES FOR COLLECTIONS MANAGEMENT ON SAHRIS

Tutorial# Chapter# and No of Parts# Description YouTube Link DirectDownload Size (MB)
1       1 Introduction to SAHRIS for Curators & Collections Managers http://youtu.be/3dsReFGR3n4 Tut1 Chapter1 77.5
2 My Account, Create a Profile and Setting up your Museum & Locations http://youtu.be/0jK4kTeZIAQ Tut1 Chapter2 89.0
3 (1 of 3) Create your first Object part 1, General Tab http://youtu.be/CxyvkSX9zJA Tut1 Chapter3 86.0
4 (2 of 3) Create your first Object part 2, Description & Object History Tabs http://youtu.be/Jh1qOiwAMEA Tut1 Chapter4 86.6
5 (3 of 3) Create your first Object part 3, Site, Images and Attachments Tabs http://youtu.be/4Cu1khw_OdA Tut1 Chapter5 26.6


Tutorial# Chapter# and No of Parts# Description YouTube Link DirectDownload Size (MB)
2  1 Object Movements (Accessions, Transfers, Loans) http://youtu.be/ekjDvS5WeY4 Tut2 Chapter1 78.0
2 Condition Assessments, Valuations http://youtu.be/T5sczc8_QOk Tut2 Chapter2 58.2
3 Using the Object Reports and Views on SAHRIS http://youtu.be/jws8i_TzL6k Tut2 Chapter3 116.0


Presentation in Prezi format for the Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists (ASAPA) conference in Gaborone, Botswana, on 3rd July 2013.

 
 

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