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July 27
Carpeting of JS Gericke Library

​A portion of the upper level of the JS Gericke Library will be carpeted as from tomorrow, Tuesday 28 July up until Friday 31 July. They will begin with the area surrounding the stairwell doing it in sections so that client will continue to have access to the photocopier room.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

July 24
Connecting research and researchers with ORCID

About ORCiD

Have you tried to search for an author, only to discover that he/she shares a name with 10 other researchers? Or that Google Scholar stopped tracking citations to your work after taking your spouse's surname a few years ago? The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) is a permanent identifier system for researchers that provides a persistent 16-digit numeric identification number (e.g. http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5109-3700) to distinguish you from all other researchers.  

If you have published before you are likely to have a ResearcherID or Scopus Author ID, or may have publications indexed in CrossRef. ORCID allow you to easily import information from those systems into one online identity. The identity numbers are then stored in a central registry. And if you were to move between institutions your organisational affiliation and e-mail address can just be updated.

ORCID and Stellenbosch University researchers

Although ORCID is free for anyone to register, Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service saw the need to subscribe as an institutional member to take advantage of the full features of ORCID, such as integrating with researcher information systems, the institutional repository (SUNScholar), grants and contracts and HR systems. Some of these integration points will be developed during the second semester of 2015 and, as soon as it is ready, an invitation e-mail will be distributed to all academic staff, researchers and postgraduate students to register their Stellenbosch University-affiliated ORCID identifiers. Those who already have an ORCID iD will be asked to confirm their correct institutional affiliation and thereby integrate their iDs with the university institutional systems. 

In the meantime researchers are welcome to proceed to create their iDs, populate it with their own publications, biographies, etc. and explore what it can do for a researcher. Your ORCID iD will belong to you throughout your scholarly career to distinguish you from other researchers and ensure consistent, reliable attribution of your work.

How to get going:

1. Claim your free ORCID iD at http://orcid.org/register  (It is advised to use your Stellenbosch University e-mail address to register or to add it as an alternative e-mail address).
2. Import your research outputs and add biographical information using the automated import wizards. (See our library guide for help).
3. Use your ORCID iD when you apply for grants, submit publications, or share your CV.
More information and frequently asked questions are available on the library guide, ORCID and other researcher identifiers

Enquiries: Marié Roux

July 21
Library training July and August 2015

​The following library training will be presented in the JS Gericke Library during July and August 2015:

What is the benefits of Open Access for researchers?   
Venue: E-classroom, (JS Gericke Library)
Date: Wednesday, 29 July
Time:  11:00-12:30
Booking and more information: 29 July Training calendar

Useful tools and applications for research
Venue: E-classroom, (JS Gericke Library)
Date: Thursday, 30 July
Time: 11:00-12:30
Booking and more information: 30 July Training calendar

Use alerts to stay up to date in your field
Venue: E-classroom, (JS Gericke Library)
Date: Tuesday, 4 August
Time: 11:00-12:30
Booking and more information: 4 August Training calendar

The use of electronic dictionaries
Venue: E-classroom, (JS Gericke Library)
Date: Wednesday, 5 August
Time: 11:00-12:30
Booking and more information: 5 August Training calendar

Copyright issues in theses and dissertation writing
Venue: E-classroom, (JS Gericke Library)
Date: Wednesday, 5 August
Time: 12:30-13:30
Booking and more information: 5 August (Copyright) Training calendar

An overview and comparison of free reference managers
Venue: E-classroom, (JS Gericke Library)
Date: Thursday, 6 August
Time: 11:00-13:00
Booking and more information: 6 August Training calendar

Get your work published! (Workshop presented by Emerald)
Venue: E-classroom, (JS Gericke Library)
Date: Tuesday, 11 August
Time: 10:00-12:00
Booking and more information: 11 August Training calendar

Finding Government Statistics
Venue: E-classroom, (JS Gericke Library)   
Date: Wednesday, 26 August
Time: 10:00-13:00
Booking and more information: 26 August Training calendar

Making important decisions about publishing your research
Venue: E-classroom, (JS Gericke Library)
Date: Thursday, 27 August
Time: 09:00-13:00
Booking and more information: 27 August Training calendar
 
Enquiries: Marie Roux

July 14
SA Librarians’ Day

The 10th July is South African Librarians’ Day!

We acknowledge and celebrate the work of Librarians and Information Workers at SU and throughout South Africa.   Every day, Librarians play a critical role through facilitating access to information and learning resources, imparting information literacy skills and serving as ambassadors of the Information Age.

Celebrate with us and acknowledge your Librarian today!​
June 10
Book and library exhibition tell story of Jannie Marais

​Visit the JS Gericke Library and have a look at the exhibition, Jannie Marais. Die man. Sy erflating / The man. His legacy, showing how the diamond rush of the late 1800's also impacted on this Boland town and the university. Read more

June 10
Libraries closed 16 June

​​Please note that the libraries of the Library and Information Service will be CLOSED Tuesday 16 June for Youth Day.

June 08
JS Gericke Library closed Saturday 27 June

Please note that the JS Gericke Library will be closed Saturday 27 June for the installation of a new generator.​

May 18
May 2015 training & events

Useful tools and applications for research

Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 11:00-12:30
Venue: E-classroom, JS Gericke Library
Please register here.

Copyright issues in theses and dissertation writing
Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 12:30-13:30
Venue: Research Commons, JS Gericke Library
Please register here.

An overview and comparison of free reference managers
Thursday, May 28, 2015, 11:00-13:00
Venue: E-classroom, JS Gericke Library
Please register here.


April 28
Library Research Week 2015

​The third Library Research Week will be presented from 12-15 May with the theme Secure your Research Footprint.

Please read more about the programme and book now at http://library.sun.ac.za/English/aboutus/news/events/Pages/researchweek2015.aspx.

April 24
Libraries closed 27 April & 1 May

​Please note that the libraries of the Library and Information Service will be CLOSED Monday 27 April for Freedom Day and Friday 1 May for Workers' Day.

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