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Research in Action
30 July - 3 August 2018
The Library and Information Service will be presenting its 6th Library Research Week from 30 July to 3 August 2018. This year the theme is Research in Action. Emerging researchers and postgraduate students at Stellenbosch University will be equipped with practical knowledge of research essentials such as their literature search strategy, writing a research proposal, copyright issues and managing research data.
For the first time, Tygerberg Campus will have their own version of Research Week in the brand new Medicine and Health Sciences Library.
For the full programme and to register, please visit the Research Week website.
Enquiries: Naomi Visser, tel 021 808 4433 or Alvina Matthee (Tygerberg), tel. 021 938 9367
A vacancy for Junior Librarian: Law exists at the Stellenbosch University Library.
Vacancies for Faculty Librarian and Junior Librarian: Law exist at the Stellenbosch University Library.
Faculty Librarian (Ref. BIB/204/0618)More information: FacultyLibrarian.pdfClosing date: 2 July 2018Enquiries regarding this position: Marié Theron on 021 808 4430, or at email@example.comEnquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753
Junior Librarian: Law (Ref. BIB/215/0618)More information: JuniorLibrarianLaw.pdfClosing date: 16 July 2018Enquiries regarding this position: Mr. Pieter du Plessis on 021 808 4882, or at firstname.lastname@example.orgEnquiries regarding remuneration and benefits: Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753
This communication serves to inform you of the Wiley journal content Stellenbosch University still has access to, and the alternative options for obtaining the full text of articles published in journals that you may no longer have access to.
Wiley journals to which the Library subscribes on a title-by-title basis since January 2018
A list of such titles can be found here. Full-text access to the electronic backfiles of these titles remains available.
Full-text access to Wiley journals up to 2017
The Library retains access to the 1997-2017 content of some non-subscribed Wiley journals, and to the 2010-2017 content of other Wiley journals. A list of such titles can be found here. Options to access these:
Requesting full-text articles through interlibrary loans
All Wiley journal articles remain discoverable up to abstract level. Should you require the full text of a non-accessible article (i.e. published since January 2018), you may request it through interlibrary loans. This service takes between 24 and 48 hours. Please note that the cost of interlibary loans is carried by the Library, and not by academic departments.
Enquiries: Naomi Visser (email@example.com, tel. 021 808 4433)
12 June 2018
THEME: Smarter libraries: User experience (UX) in action
The Library and Information Service, Stellenbosch University, is pleased to announce the theme for its 15th Library Symposium.
User Experience (UX) design is based on the idea that products and services are designed with the user in mind. Many libraries have undertaken research that falls under the umbrella of UX. Ethnographic research is a popular method in UX research. It includes, for example, the study of user behaviours related to information searching, how users engage with a library website and how they use and interact with library spaces. The research could be done by observation, photo diaries and/or journal studies.
The Horizon Report 2017, Library Edition, lists trends which accelerate technology adoption in academic and research libraries, and one of them is the User Experience:
The term is applied to assess exchanges with websites, mobile devices, and operating systems, but libraries are also applying the same usability principles to physical spaces. Companies such as Amazon and Google are identifying patterns in users' online behaviours to better tailor search results at the individual level. The result is a more efficient and personal experience for users.
UX is an ongoing process. The job of the UX researcher is never done. Smart libraries therefore need to prioritise and implement changes according to the level of ease, time requirement and importance. Applying UX research means finding a balance between the library's goals and the opinions of its users.
Three different sessions will focus on the following themes, all related to the user experience:
- Smarter libraries through technology
- Smart library design: Spaces and facilities
- Using UX research for smarter services and resources
The programme, speakers and other relevant information will become available in forthcoming announcements.
Please find more information on the symposium website (Preferred browsers: Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox).
Venue: Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS)
Enquiries: Marié Roux (firstname.lastname@example.org), tel: 021-8082623
The libraries of the Library and Information Service are closed for Youth Day on Saturday 16 June.
The Library and Information Service will be presenting its annual Library Research Week this year from 30 July to 3 August. The theme this year is "Research in action" and you can look forward to presentations on "Research essentials in action", "Research data in action", "Writing in action", and more.
The final programme will be made available soon.
Enquiries: Naomi Visser (email@example.com), tel: 021 808 4433
Submission to SUNScholar
SUNScholar is now open to receive
new nominations for the December 2018
graduation period. Guidelines for submission into SUNScholar is available at
Help-page and General
Yearbook 2018 for policy guidelines. To summarise
The final document has to be submitted
in pdf format. This is the copy following examination, and after all
corrections have been made.
The supervisor/promoter/admin staff member
nominates the candidate via the staff portal.
The thesis/dissertation is uploaded at: https://etd.sun.ac.za/submissions
The supervisor/promoter/admin staff member
approves the submission via the staff
The thesis/dissertation will be publicly
accessible via the Internet following graduation.
The final date for the submission
of theses/dissertations for the December 2018
graduation is 28 November
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
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.
“It feels like a
space full of success stories waiting to happen. Thank you for creating
it for us." This comment about the new Medicine and Health Sciences
library was made by a Stellenbosch University student and retold by
Ilana van Niekerk, the chairperson of the Tygerberg Academic Affairs
Council, at the official opening of the modern new library on the
university's Tygerberg campus. Read more
Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service, Helpline Numbers: +27 21 808 2486/3315, Corp Office / Postal Address: Private Bag X5036 Stellenbosch, 7599