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April 15
Libraries closed 18-21 April

​​Please note that the libraries of the Library and Information Service will be CLOSED from Friday 18 April up until Monday 21 April due to Easter Weekend. The JS Gericke Library closes Thursday 17 April at 17:30 and reopens Tuesday 22 April at 8:00.
 

April 03
April edition of BibNews

​The April edition of BibNews is now available. Read about our highlights of 2013, new electronic resources, workshops, new staff and other interesting news from the Library. Please click here to read.

March 27
A day in the life of a librarian

​She is an equestrian, Toastmaster and a flutist. The work and lifestyle of Ina Smith, Manager: SUNScholar en SUNJournals of the Library and Information Service were recently featured in the electronic journal UKSG. Read more

March 25
April 2014 training & events

​​Storing and sharing large files

Venue: Research Commons, JS Gericke Library

Dates: Tue, 8 April

Time: 14:00-15:30

Booking and more info: Training calendar

 

How can Open Access increase the citation rate of my publications?

Venue: Research Commons, JS Gericke Library

Dates: Thu, 10 April

Time: 11:00-12:30

Booking and more info: Training calendar

 

Copyright issues in theses and dissertation writing

Venue: Research Commons, JS Gericke Library

Dates: Tue, 22 April

Time: 12:30-13:30

Booking and more info: Training calendar

 

Finding full-text easily

Venue: E-classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)

Dates: Thu, 24 April

Time: 11:00-12:30

Booking and more info: Training calendar​

March 20
Libraries closed 21 March

​Please note that the libraries of the Library and Information Service will be CLOSED Friday 21 March due to Human Rights Day being a public holiday.

March 17
Let our children read!

During Library Week, 17 – 21 March 2014 and the week thereafter, the Library and Information Service will try to collect as many children’s books and books for young readers as possible in answering a NEK nomination.

​Please help us by placing your donation of picture books or children’s books in Afrikaans or English in the “Bookbins” available in the JS Gericke Library and branch libraries.

The two institutions which will benefit from our challenge are the Babin pre-primary school group and Rietenbosch Primary in Cloetesville. Both these schools have small libraries which rely entirely on donations for survival.

Contact person: Marleen van Wyk, e-mail: mmvw@sun.ac.za, tel: 021 808 3312

 

March 11
South African Library Week 2014

​​South African Library Week 2014 will be celebrated nationwide from 17-23 March 2014 with the theme "Celebrating libraries in 20 years of democracy: check in @ your Library".


The Library and Information Service will be celebrating Library Week through the presentation of the following workshops in the E-Classroom, JS Gericke Library. Please register using the online calendar.

Date  Presentation (Facilitator)
17/03/2014 Library induction to resources, services and training (Carine Tymbios)
17/03/2014 Find books or articles using SUNSearch (Pieter du Plessis)
18/03/2014 Improving your literature search strategy (Elbie van Wyk)
18/03/2014 E-books workshop (Naomi Visser)
19/03/2014 RefWorks Beginners (Pieter du Plessis)
19/03/2014 RefWorks Advanced (Marleen van Wyk)
24/03/2014 SAIRR database (Frans Cronjé)

Frans Cronjé of the SAIRR present talk in the Library
You are invited to a talk by Dr Frans Cronje, CEO of the Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR), in the e-classroom of the JS Gericke Library on Monday 24 March 2014 at 13:00. Dr Cronje’s presentation will be based on information that can be found in the SAIRR database. It will be an overview of  the changing socio-economic and political environment and will cover everything from voting patterns to investment and growth levels, and future scenarios for South Africa. Dr Cronje will also provide information about the reports and services available through our subscription to the SAIRR database. Please register here.


Check in @ your library
We invite all students and staff to “check in @ your library” during SA Library Week. Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter (@Stelbib)

Enquiries: Marié Roux, e-mail: mr@sun.ac.za; tel: 021-8082623


March 10
Lina Spies and Hennie Aucamp catalogues handed over

The catalogues of two literary giants and champions of Afrikaans, Professors Lina Spies and Hennie Aucamp, were handed over to them by the Document Centre of Stellenbosch University's JS Gericke Library on Wednesday 5 March.Read more

February 26
March 2014 training & events

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


Copyright issues in theses and dissertation writing

Venue: Research Commons Room 1

Dates: Tue, 4 March

Time: 12:30-13:30

Booking and more info: Training calendar

 

Distinguish between trustworthy and untrustworthy information - New!

Venue: E-classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)

Dates: Tue, 4 March & Thu, 6 March

Time: 14:00-15:00 

Booking and more info: 4 March Training Calendar & 6 March Training Calendar

 

Finding full-text easily

Venue: E-classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)

Dates: Wed, 5 March

Time: 14:00-15:30

Booking and more info: Training calendar

 

Find books or articles using SUNSearch (Library search engine)

Venue: E-classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)

Dates: Mon, 17 March

Time: 11:30-12:30

Booking and more info: 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, 17 March

Time: 09:00-11:00

Booking and more info: Training calendar

 

E-books workshop - New!

Venue: E-classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)

Dates: Tue, 18 March

Time: 11:30-12:30

Booking and more info: Training calendar

 

Improving your literature search strategy

Venue: E-classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)

Dates: Tue, 18 March

Time: 09:00-11:00

Booking and more info: Training calendar

 

Refworks: reference management for beginners

Venue: E-classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)

Dates: Wed, 19 March

Time: 09:00-11:00

Booking and more info: Training calendar

 

Refworks: reference management for advanced users

Venue: E-classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)

Dates: Wed, 19 March

Time: 11:30-13:00

Booking and more info: Training calendar

 

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February 14
SUNScholar News, February 2014

Nominations and submissions for April 2014

A gentle reminder that 26 February 2014 is the last date for the submission of theses/dissertations for the April 2014 graduation. For complete guidelines, click here. A summary:

      1.       Supervisor/other nominates student.

      2.       Student/other submits.

      3.       Supervisor/other approves/accepts submission.

 

Information needs and postgraduate students

Please make newly registered postgraduate students aware of the following offered by the Library:

Resources (authoritative) to which SU has access: E-databases (full text) – E-reference (dictionaries, encyclopaedias) – E-books (full text) – E-journal titles (full text) – SUNScholar (open access full text of SU research output)
Discipline specific resources: Subject Guides
Assistance with research: Faculty Librarians
Research area (dedicated) for postgraduates in JS Gericke Library: Carnegie Research Commons
Training opportunities: Calendar
Password access to resources: IT Help: E-mail: help@sun.ac.za , tel.: +27 21 808 4367


Webometrics ranking for SUNScholar

We are proud to announce that SUNScholar has been ranked 129 from a list of 1 746 repositories all over the world! Repositories are ranked mainly according to visibility (impact) and size (number of full text). Altmetrics were also taken into consideration this round – i.e. mentioning made of items within SUNScholar on social networks.

More about the ranking: http://repositories.webometrics.info/en ​




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