Metadata for Africa is an initiative of the Digitise Africa Trust. Based in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, the Digitise Africa Trust is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the digital preservation of significant African media and heritage resources, particularly collections that are vulnerable or under threat in some way. The Trust is the not-for-profit arm of Africa Media Online and so is able to draw on the significant expertise in digitisation and building digital archives. Africa Media Online has funded the systems that Metadata for Africa utilises for which we are grateful.