A vacancy exists in the Library and Information Service:
Research Data Services Librarian To apply, please see: Ref. BIB/326/1122 Closing date for applications: 22 November 2022.
Digital Scholarship Librarian To apply, please see: Ref. BIB/303/1022 Closing date for applications: 10 November 2022.
The Library and Information Service received the Justice Edwin Cameron Collection in 2021. The collection is housed as part of the Special Collections of the Library and is now ready to be used by researchers.
Justice Cameron was installed as Chancellor of Stellenbosch University in 2020. Edwin Cameron SCOB, born 15 February 1953 in Pretoria, is a retired judge who served as a Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He is well known for his HIV/AIDS and gay-rights activism. President Ramaphosa appointed him as Inspecting Judge of Correctional Services from 1 January 2020.
Cameron's early career combined academia and legal practice. Cameron practiced at the Johannesburg Bar from 1983 to 1994. From 1986 he was a human rights lawyer at Wits's Centre for Applied Legal Studies, where in 1989 he was awarded a personal professorship in law. His practice included labour and employment law; defence of African National Congress fighters charged with treason; conscientious and religious objection; land tenure and forced removals; and gay and lesbian equality.
Justice Cameron is an alumnus of Stellenbosch University. In his installation speech he spoke about the “joy of being associated with the University that is so clearly on the way up – up in intellectual output, up in teaching skills, up in research and scholarly publications, up in international renown, up even (though this counts the least) in international ranking. Joy particularly in being able to preside over quite a number of graduation ceremonies over the last two and a half years. It has been an honour to confer degrees and witness elated students graduating, some the first in their families to attend a tertiary institution” (Cameron, 2022).
The Cameron collection takes pride of place next to other collections of SU Chancellors such as Frederik van Zyl Slabbert. The collection has been sorted and indexed and an inventory for the collection is available here. The collection contains publications and lectures by Cameron as well as material on his voluntary community service. Importantly, it also contains material on his career and his years as Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. We invite students, researchers and members of the public to peruse this unique collection, which will be formally launched on 6 December this year.
For enquiries on the collection, please contact: Ms Marieta Buys, Head: Special Collections
Bibliography:Cameron, E. 2022. Stellenbosch University deserves to be free from hate and degradation. News 24. [Online].
Submission to SUNScholar
SUNScholar is open to receive new nominations for the December 2022 graduation period. Guidelines for submission into SUNScholar is available at the LibraryHelp-page and General Yearbook 2022 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: https://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 2022 graduation is 24 November 2022.
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: The Scholar team will add the SU crest to the accepted PDF.
Any enquiries, send email to: email@example.com
Stellenbosch University Library & Medicine and Health Sciences Library EXAM HOURS: Friday 21 October - Tuesday 15 November 2022
The Stellenbosch University (SU) Library and Information Service is an advocate of open data as demonstrated by the fact that it hosts SUNScholarData, the University's open data repository. Open data is the act of making data openly accessible and shareable by everyone. Its advantages include ensuring transparent and efficient research and decision-making.
Every year, Figshare runs a survey on the state of open data in the researcher community and publishes a report, alongside the results of the survey.
The Library was invited to contribute a piece in this year's Figshare report, The State of Open Data Report 2022. Samuel Simango, Manager of Research Data Services in the Library and Information Service wrote an article Preparing for South Africa's proposed open data strategy: lessons from Stellenbosch University. In his article, Samuel discusses how SU ensures it is compliant with the core aspects of the national South African open data strategy that were postulated in the Proposed National Data and Cloud Policy. Samuel's contribution can be read here.
After urgent maintenance, the Africana Room in Stellenbosch University Library's Special Collections is accessible again from 8:00 – 16:30, Monday to Friday.
If you need research material, housed only in the Africana section of the library (shelf location prefixed by E ), please make an appointment, and e-mail your request to us. Requests regarding other materials housed at Special Collections may also be sent to this address.You can follow us on the Special Collections library guide https://libguides.sun.ac.za/special_collection, Facebook and Twitter.
year's International Open Access Week is focusing on climate change and
climate justice. The drastic changes in climate across the globe has
far-reaching effects. These effects can strike any country as was seen
in April 2022, in KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape, with KwaZulu-Natal
being declared a national state of disaster.
tragedies can lay waste to a community, damaging and destroying
critical infrastructures, such as major highways, transportation,
communication, electrical systems, health systems etc., making recovery
and relief efforts all most impossible.
The theme for this year, therefore, is Open for Climate Justice.To register in Person or Teams, click here.
Enquiries: Paulette Talliard
ORCID is all about the importance of being connected, either to your Stellenbosch University identity, to the databases where your articles are indexed, to funders, publishers, organisations, and so on.
To find out more about ORCID and the different types of "connectedness" read the Library Research News article here.Managing your unique author identity with ORCID:
If you want to learn more about having a unique author ID through ORCID, you can also attend our webinar on 6 October at 14h00. Click here to register.
Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service, Helpline Numbers: +27 21 808 4883, Corp Office / Postal Address: Private Bag X5036 Stellenbosch, 7599