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January 28
 Student assistant (Digitisation, JS Gericke Library) required for 2015

The Digitisation and Digital Services division in the JS Gericke Library requires the services of a student assistant for projects in 2015.

Student assistant (Digitisation, JS Gericke Library).PDF
​Closing date for applications: 11 February 2015

January 21
SUNScholar News, January 2015

Submission to SUNScholar

SUNScholar is now open to receive new nominations for the March 2015 graduation period. Guidelines for submission into SUNScholar is available at Help-page and General Yearbook 2015 for policy guidelines. To summarise the process:

      1.       The final document has to be submitted in pdf format. This is the copy following examination, and after all corrections have been made.

      2.       The supervisor/promoter/admin staff member nominates the candidate via the staff portal.

      3.       The thesis/dissertation is uploaded at: http://etd.sun.ac.za/submissions

      4.       The supervisor/promoter/admin staff member approves the submission via the staff portal.

      5.       The thesis/dissertation will be publicly accessible via the Internet following graduation.

The final date for the submission of theses/dissertations for the March 2015 graduation is 25 February 2015.

Publishing books/chapters in books and copyright

All inquiries related to the copyright and the publication of books/chapters in books as a result of a thesis/dissertation can be directed to InnovUS.

Frequently asked questions regarding theses/dissertations

Signature on declaration page: Please note that the signature is no longer required, and that the student can simply type his/her name below the declaration. The reason for this is that the whole process is recorded electronically, as proof that all parties adhere to the policy etc.

Crest: If there are students struggling with adding the crest, please submit without the crest, and we will make sure that the crest is added in the end.

January 09
Libraries closed Saturday 10 January

Please note that the libraries of the Library and Information Service will be CLOSED on Saturday 10 January.​



January 08
February 2015 training & events

Please note that all sessions will be conducted in English, unless otherwise indicated, and that basic computer literacy is required.

GetSmart@URLibrary – Pop in at your convenience & GetSmart
Venue: Near Information Desk on upper level (JS Gericke Library)
Dates: 2 - 6 February
Time: 09:00-15:00
Target audience: All new students new to the University
Booking and more info: (
Library training calendar) 

Library induction to resources, services and training opportunities available to postgraduate students and academic staff
Venue: E-Classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)
Dates: Mon, 09 February (09:00-10:00); Mon, 16 February (10:30 – 11:30)
Target audience: Postgraduate students and researchers new to the University
Booking and more info: :
09 Feb; 16 Feb (Library training calendar) 

Find books or articles using SUNSearch (Library search engine)
Venue:
E-Classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)
Date: Mon, 09 February (12:00 – 13:00)
Target audience: New postgraduate students and new researchers
Booking and more info:
09 Feb (Library training calendar)

Improving your literature search strategy
Venue:
E-Classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)
Dates: Tu, 10 & 17 February
Time: 09:00-11:00
Target audience: New postgraduate students and new researchers
Booking and more info:
10 Feb; 17 Feb (Library training calendar) 

Refworks: reference management for beginners
Venue:
E-Classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)
Dates: Wed, 11 & 18 February
Time: 10:00-11:30
Target audience: New postgraduate students and new researchers
Booking and more info:
11 Feb; 18 Feb (Library training calendar) 

Refworks: reference management for advanced users
Venue:
E-Classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)
Dates: Wed, 18 February (12:00 – 13:00)
Target audience: Postgraduate students and new researchers
Booking and more info:
18 Februarie (Library training calendar) 

Are you using Google/Google Scholar optimally?
Venue:
E-Classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)

Date: Tu, 16 February (11:30-12:30)

Target audience: New postgraduate students and new researchers
Booking and more info:
16 Feb (Library training calendar) 

Submitting your thesis / dissertation / article to SUNScholar
Venue: E-Classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)
Date: Th, 5 & 12 February
Time: 11:00-12:00
Target audience: Postgraduate students and researchers
Booking and more info:
5 & 12 Feb (Library training calendar)

Use alerts to stay up to date in your field
Venue:
E-Classroom (JS Gericke Library)
Date: Tu, 24 February
Time: 11:00-12:30
Target audience: Postgraduate students and researchers
Booking and more info: 24 Feb (Library training calendar) 

An overview and comparison of  free reference managers
Venue: E-classroom (JS Gericke Library)
Date: Th, 26 February
Time: 11:00-13:00
Target audience: Postgraduate students and researchers
Booking and more info:
26 Feb (Library training calendar)

January 06
Library orientation programme for new students

 
The Library and Information Service offers an orientation programme for new students in the central library (JS Gericke Library) and branch libraries. The programme in the JS Gericke Library takes place on 26-28 January 2015. Library tours are arranged in accordance to faculty and are aimed at orientating new students with regard to the physical lay-out of the specific library as well as introducing the various services and facilities there-of. Faculty programmes indicate the dates and times of library visits. PLEASE SEE THE PROGRAMME HERE.
 
Participants in the orientation programme also stand a chance to win exciting prizes. Apart from the JS Gericke Library, orientation programmes are also presented at the following branch libraries: Theology, Music, Engineering and Forestry, Medical & Health Sciences as well as the Bellville Park campus library. The orientation programme will be followed up with individual training called GetSmart@URLibrary in the subsequent week.
 

December 22
Libraries closed 25 December 2014 – 4 January 2015

​The libraries of the Library and Information Service close at 12:45 on Wednesday 24 December 2014 and re-open at 8:00 on Monday 5 January 2015.

December 12
Libraries closed Tuesday 16 December

​Please note that the libraries of the Library and Information Service will be CLOSED on Tuesday 16 December for Day of Reconciliation.

December 11
BibNews, December 2014

​The December edition of BibNews is now available. Please click here to read about our highlighs of 2014, some great events the Library and Information Service hosted and rare treasures that form part of our digital collections.

November 07
SUNScholar News, November 2014

Submission to SUNScholar

SUNScholar is now open to receive new nominations for the December 2014 graduation period. Guidelines for submission into SUNScholar is available at Help-page and General Yearbook 2014 for policy guidelines. To summarise the process:

      1.       The final document has to be submitted in pdf format. This is the copy following 

             examination, and after all corrections have been made.

      2.       The supervisor/promoter/admin staff member nominates the candidate via the staff 

             portal.

      3.       The thesis/dissertation is uploaded at: http://etd.sun.ac.za/submissions

      4.       The supervisor/promoter/admin staff member approves the submission via the staff 

             portal.

      5.       The thesis/dissertation will be publicly accessible via the Internet following graduation.

The final date for the submission of theses/dissertations for the December 2014 graduation is 27 November 2014.

Publishing books/chapters in books and copyright

All inquiries related to copyright and the publication of books/chapters in books as a result of a thesis/dissertation can be directed to InnovUS.

Frequently asked questions regarding theses/dissertations

Signature on declaration page: Please note that the signature is no longer required, and that the student can simply type his/her name below the declaration. The reason for this is that the whole process is recorded electronically, as proof that all parties adhere to the policy etc.

Crest: If there are students struggling with adding the crest, please submit without the crest, and we will make sure that the crest is added in the end.

October 20
Student assistants required at the Research Commons

​Masters and Doctoral students are welcome to apply for the positions available for student assistants at the Research Commons, JS Gericke Library. Please see the requirements for the positions here.

The closing date for applications is Monday 17 November 2014.

Enquiries: Marié Roux, tel: 021-8082623

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