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April 25
Libraries closed Wednesday 27 April & Monday 2 May

​Please note that the libraries of the Library and Information Service will be CLOSED on Freedom Day, Wednesday 27 April and on Monday 2 May due to Workers Day being the Sunday.

April 11
Move of photocopiers, JS Gericke Library

​Please note that on Tuesday 12 April, the library photocopiers will be disconnected and moved to a smaller room in the Photocopy Section, JS Gericke Library, to prepare the current area for refurbishment. Temporary disruption of the service may occur, but will be limited to the minimum.

April 05
April and May 2016 Library training

The following Library training events will be presented during April and May 2016.

Increase your online research visibility
Venue: E-Classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)
Date: Thursday, 7 April (11:00-13:00)
Target audience: Academic staff  and researchers
Booking and more info

Mendeley for reference management and academic networking
Venue: E-Classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)
Date: Thursday, 14 April (11:00-13:00)
Target audience: Postgraduate students and researchers
Booking and more info

Managing your unique author ID with ORCiD
Venue: E-Classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)
Date: Tuesday, 19 April (11:00-12:30)
Target audience: Academic staff, researchers and postgraduate students
Booking and more info

What are the benefits of Open Access for researchers?
Venue: E-Classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)
Date: Tuesday, 26 April (11:00-12:30)
Target audience: Postgraduate students and researchers
Booking and more info 

Copyright issues in theses and dissertation writing
Venue: E-Classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)
Dates: Wednesday, 11 May (12:30-13:30)
Target audience: Postgraduate students and researchers
Booking and more info

Making important decisions about publishing your research
Venue: E-Classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)
Date: Tuesday, 31 May (09:00-13:00)
Target audience: Postgraduate students, postdoctoral students and emerging researchers
Booking and more info

Please contact Marie Roux for any enquiries.

March 22
Libraries closed 25-28 March

​Please note that the libraries of the Library and Information Service will be CLOSED for Easter weekend, Friday 25 March - Monday 28 March.

The JS Gericke Library closes Thursday 24 March at 17:30 and reopens Tuesday 29 March at 8:00.

March 17
Libraries closed 21 March

​Please note that the libraries of the Library and Information Service will be CLOSED on Human Rights Day, Monday 21 March.

March 03
JS Gericke Library closed 11:00-14:00 today

​Due to the protest march on the Rooiplein today, the JS Gericke Library will close its doors at 11:00 and hope to re-open at 14:00.

Students are welcome to stay in the building but won’t be able to leave or enter while the library is closed.

February 29
Library: training in March

Copyright issues in thesis and dissertation writing

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

Date: Wednesday, 2 March (12:30-13:30)

Target audience: Masters and doctoral students

Booking and more info (Library training calendar)


Useful tools and applications for research

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

Date: Tuesday, 8 March (11:00-12:30)

Target audience: Postgraduate students and researchers

Booking and more info (Library training calendar)


Finding government statistics

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

Date: Wednesday, 9 March (10:00-12:00)

Target audience: Postgraduate students and researchers

Booking and more info (Library training calendar)


Library induction to resources, services and training available to postgraduate students and academic staff

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

Date: Monday, 14 March (10:00 – 11:15)

Target audience: New postgraduate students and new researchers

Booking and more info (Library training calendar)


Find books or articles using SUNSearch (Library search engine)

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

Date: Monday, 14 March (11:30 – 12:30)

Target audience: New postgraduate students and new researchers

Booking and more info (Library training calendar)


Improving your literature search strategy

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

Dates: Tuesday, 15 March (10:00 -11:30)

Target audience: New postgraduate students and new researchers

Booking and more info: (Library training calendar)


E-books workshop

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

Dates: Tuesday, 15 March (11:30 -13:00)

Target audience: New postgraduate students and new researchers

Booking and more info: (Library training calendar) 


Refworks: reference management for beginners

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

Dates: Wednesday, 16 March (10:00-11:30) 

Target audience: New postgraduate students and new researchers

Booking and more info: (Library training calendar) 


Your research footprint: tracking and enhancing scholarly and scientific impact

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

Date: Tuesday, 29 March (11:00-13:00)

Target audience: Academic staff and researchers

Booking and more info (Library training calendar)


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

February 24
Vacancy: Librarian 1 (Metadata Librarian)

​A vacancy LIBRARIAN 1 (METADATA LIBRARIAN) for is currently available in the Library and Information Service. Apply online at http://www.sun.ac.za/vacancies.

Librarian 1 (Metadata Librarian).pdf

Closing date: 13 March 2016

February 11
SU integration with your ORCID iD

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.  ​

​Read more

January 27
Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service joins OCLC Research Library Partnership

Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service has recently joined the ‘OCLC Research Library Partnership’ (ORLP).  Stellenbosch University is OCLC’s first Research Library Partner in South Africa.

What exactly is the ‘OCLC Research Library Partnership’ (ORLP)?  And what is ‘OCLC’?

The ‘OCLC Research Library Partnership’ (ORLP) is a global alliance of like-minded institutions that focuses on making operational processes more efficient and shapes new scholarly services. The ORLP tagline is: ‘Connecting you to a shared future; cooperative innovation that makes your library more valuable, operating processes more efficient, and shapes new distinctive services’.  Currently, 170 partner institutions from around the world participate in the ORLP.

‘OCLC’ is a worldwide library cooperative, which is owned, governed and sustained by members.  It has been in existence since 1967. OCLC’s purpose is to work together to improve access to the information held in libraries around the globe, and to find ways to reduce costs for libraries through collaboration.

Some of the exciting benefits and opportunities of the ORLP include:

·        ​ ​The opportunity to work with similarly motivated institutions to collaboratively address changing architectural, workflow and service issues.

·         Invitations to working groups that focus on high-priority needs and issues.

·         Invitations to programmes, educational events and symposia.

·         Working on common interests with colleagues across the world—and across sectors.

·         Sharing collections and continuing to build and refine resource-sharing capacities.

·         Improving the management of the cultural and scholarly record.

·         Contributing to the developing practices and economics of research information description.

·         Benefiting from data mining efforts to improve service and inform management of collections.

·         Helping to form community views of best practices in a range of key areas.

·         Active engagement in the collaborative design of a collective future.

 

‘SHARES’, a resource sharing group, gives faculty, students and staff of member institutions on-site access to collections and services at other SHARES institutions. This international sharing partnership will potentially expand and enhance Stellenbosch University’s local collections with materials owned by partners throughout the world.

What will Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service contribute to the partnership? Enthusiastic participation and engagement with colleagues at other institutions will ensure mutual benefit for all in the partnership.  For example, serving on working groups is an excellent way to learn and to establish relationships with colleagues at other institutions. Joining the discussion lists is a good way to learn of these opportunities.  Whilst the geographic distances and time zones that separate SU from most partners are significant, Library staff are certain to rise to the challenge and make use of the opportunity.  Mutual effort will be needed to reach out and engage: the reciprocal benefits are potentially enormous!​

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