Vacancy exist in the Library and Information Service:Faculty Librarian: Science To apply, please see: BIB/255/0923
Closing date: 2 October 2023Assistant Librarian: Acquisitions DivisionTo apply, please see: BIB/264/0923
Closing date: 9 October 2023
You are invited to attend the upcoming Elsevier Author Workshop to be
held on the 4th of September and repeated on the 5th. The workshops
will be held in the Library’s auditorium. The first session on each day
will be from 11h00AM to 13h00PM, followed by a practical session at
14h00 to 16h00. The workshops will be in person only, however, we will
record them and make it available upon request. Below is more
information on what will be covered:
Efficiencies in the Research Process
Journal Selection and Author Profiles
Tips for Journal Article Publication
To register, click on the appropriate link:
We look forward to seeing you there!
September's #SmartResearcher webinars will focus on improving your research impact and the visibility of your research, data sharing and dissemination, data visualisation with tools such as MS PowerBI, Tableau Public and RawGraphs and, finally, an introduction to ORCID and why it is such a valuable resource for researchers. Below is the list of the upcoming webinars:
Maximise your research impact
This workshop will show how to improve your impact as a researcher. The following two sessions will be presented:
Participants will learn to:
Participants will learn about:
Date: 21 September 2023 @ 14h00 – 16h00
Enhancing the visibility of your research output through self-archiving
Stellenbosch University’s institutional policy on the self-archiving of research output is curated by the Library and Information Service. Complying with this policy, which asks researchers to deposit copies of their research output in SUNScholar, our institutional repository, can greatly increase the visibility and impact of research output. This workshop will teach participants more about the policy and how to comply with the policy in order to improve access to and visibility of their research outputs.
Date: 6 September 2023 @ 14h00 – 15h30
Data Visualisation with Power BI
The workshop will be a hands-on introduction to Power BI, available for free through SU’s subscription to Microsoft 365.
Participants will learn the following:
Date: 19 September 2023 @ 14h00 – 16h00
Mendeley for reference management
Managing your references can be a daunting task. This workshop will introduce you to Mendeley, a free tool focusing mainly on reference management. Mendeley offers various services, including reference management, organising and annotation of PDF documents and collaboration.
Date: 20 September 2023 @ 11h00 – 13h00
Introduction to Tableau Public and RawGraphs for data visualisation
This workshop will be an introductory course to visualise your data with Tableau Public and RAWGraphs. Both are free tools and fairly user friendly.
Date: 26 September 2023 @ 14h00 – 16h00
Managing your unique author identity with ORCID
ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. This workshop will explain what ORCID is, how to register and populate your profiles.
Date: 28 September 2023 @ 14h00 – 15h00
The Library and Information Service is pleased to share its Annual report 2022 with you. In this year's report, you will find out about the activities that the Library undertook to fulfil its strategic objectives that align with SU's Vision 2040 and Strategic Framework 2019–2024. You can read about our many successes including our quality review, upgrading the SU Library spaces and infrastructure, Library Research Week, the launch of the Edwin Cameron Collection and Reading Room, Open Access Week, promoting digital scholarship, our services, resources and partnerships, and the visitors we hosted. Our agile staff continue to make great strides in national and international fora.
For more information contact Bronwyn Bruton e: firstname.lastname@example.org | t: +27 21 808 9528
Vacancies exist in the Library and Information Service:
Junior Librarian: E-resourcesTo apply, please see: BIB/147/0523Closing date for applications: 05 June 2023 Head: Marketing and Communication To apply, please see: BIB/143/0523 Closing date for applications: 07 June 2023
Enquiries: Kirchner van Deventer, +27 21 808 2623 | Siviwe Bangani, +27 21 808 4641
Stellenbosch University Library & Medicine and Health Sciences Library EXAM HOURS: Friday 19 May - Friday 9 June 2023
It is a great pleasure to update you on the new OA publishing agreements signed with publishers. In the past two years, the Library and Information Service has signed agreements with a number of publishers that offer discounts on article processing charges (APCs) or, in some cases, allow authors to publish OA without paying (APCs). In 2023, over 4 400 hybrid journals and 550 fully OA journals have been added to the list of journals where SU authors can publish fully OA without APCs, bringing the total to more than 7 300 hybrid journals opened up as a result of transformational agreements. What this means is that in 2023, South African authors can now publish fully OA without APCs in more than half of all subscription journals that member institutions subscribe to!
We would like to encourage researchers to use these publishing options to enhance the visibility of SU research as well as to raise the research profile of the University.
The Library has signed new OA (Read and Publish) agreements with the following publishers for 2023 – 2025:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
This is a three-year read and publish agreement (2023-2025) for the ACS All Publications package. The agreement includes continued read access to over 75 journals in the ACS All Publications package as well as unlimited open access publishing in the ACS hybrid journals.
There is no limit on the number of articles that can be published open access in the ACS hybrid journals. For gold open access journals (the ACS Au journals), a flat $3 000 article processing charge (APC) applies. The exception is ACS Omega, for which the APC is already heavily discounted.
IOP Science Extra
Read access is provided to over 70 scholarly journals, including the renowned Journal of Physics series, back to 1874. Publishing is unlimited in IOP's hybrid and gold OA journals. However, there are a few titles where the IOP is contractually prevented from offering open access publishing.
The Oxford Journals collection features 376 scholarly and authoritative journals published in collaboration with several professional societies. Current subscriptions include access back to 1996. Publishing is unlimited in all eligible hybrid journals and a 10% discount on article processing charges in Gold Open Access journals.
This is a three-year (2023-2025) read and publish agreement with Elsevier for the ScienceDirect Freedom Collection. The offer includes capped hybrid OA publishing without article processing charges (APCs). The article entitlement for the above in 2023 is 2221 nationwide. The agreement also includes a 15% discount on Gold Open Access titles.
Also included is a developmental programme to support growth and development in the South African researcher community. You can read about the agreement here: https://www.elsevier.com/open-access/agreements/south-africa
This is a three-year transformational read and publish agreement (2023-2025) for the Springer Compact collection, which includes all hybrid and closed journals in Springer, Adis, Palgrave and Nature Academic journals. No APCs are payable for publishing in these titles. Fully open access Springer Nature journals, including BioMed Central (BMC) journals and Nature Research Journals, are excluded from this agreement. However, submissions under the University's affiliation will grant researchers 15% discount on the APCs for BMC, Springer Open and Palgrave Macmillan Open titles.
Prior to 2023, the Library signed OA agreements with the publishers listed below:
a) Publishing with no APCs
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
The agreement allows corresponding authors from SU to publish an unlimited number of articles OA in ACM journals free of charge.
Cambridge University Press
The agreement allows corresponding authors from SU to publish research articles in CUP journals free of charge.
The agreement permits corresponding authors from SU to publish a capped number of articles as OA free of charge in the Emerald gold and hybrid journals to which we subscribe.
Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
The agreement permits corresponding authors from SU to publish an uncapped number of articles as OA in IMechE journals free of charge.
The agreement allows corresponding authors from SU to publish an uncapped number of articles as OA in SAGE hybrid titles (SAGE Choice) free of charge. Corresponding SU authors will also receive a discount of 20% when publishing in SAGE's gold OA portfolio of titles.
Sponsoring Consortium for OA Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP³)
The partnership allows corresponding authors from SU to publish OA in journals in the SCOAP³ repository free of charge. The subject focus of this resource is particle physics.
The agreement allows corresponding authors from SU to publish free of charge in Wiley's hybrid OA journals. From 2023, our agreement includes open access publishing in all Wiley Gold Open Access journals and Hindawi journals. There is no limit on the number of articles that may be published by authors affiliated to SU in these journals for the years 2023 and 2024. There is also a new publishing page on the SANLiC website - Wiley-SANLiC which links to the Wiley Researcher Academy and other useful resources as well as upcoming events.
b) Discounted APCs
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Corresponding SU authors will receive a 10% discount on the APC for any paper accepted for publication by MDPI. To browse subjects and journals covered here, please click on this link: https://www.mdpi.com/.
Royal Society of Chemistry
Corresponding authors from SU will receive a 15% discount on APCs when publishing OA with RSC. The first four articles submitted to RSC by SU authors per year will be published free of charge.
For a full title list of SANLiC Read and Publish agreements, please click the link below:
For more information about the publishers and to view titles eligible for OA publishing, please visit https://libguides.sun.ac.za/OApublishing. Enquiries about OA agreements may be directed to the Manager: E-resources, Caretha Nel, at email@example.com or 021 808 4433.
Summary of read and publish agreements to date:
All libraries of the Library and Information Service will close at 16:30 on Thursday 6 April, except the SU Library which will close at 17:30. The libraries will remain closed for the duration of the Easter weekend i.e. Friday 7 April until Monday 10 April.The libraries reopen at 8:00 on Tuesday 11 April.
These workshops are aimed at postgraduate students, emerging researchers and academic staff and the focus will be on the research process. The sessions vary in length depending on the subject matter, but cover a wide range of subjects related to the postgraduate research journey.
How to conduct a literature review
In this webinar, participants will learn what a literature review is and the different types of literature reviews. They will learn best practices for conducting a literature review by working with their topic, structuring the literature review and how to critically analyse literature.
Date: 12 April 2023 @ 11:00 – 13:00
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Principles of Data Visualisation
This workshop will cover the key principles to keep in mind when you are planning your visualisations, from choosing the best visualisation type for your data to the effective use of colour, narrative, etc.
Date: 13 April 2023 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Date: 18 April 2023 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Stellenbosch University's institutional policy on the self-archiving of research output is curated by the Library and Information Service. Complying with this policy, which asks researchers to deposit copies of their research output in SUNScholar, our institutional repository, can greatly increase the visibility and impact of research output. This workshop will teach participants more about the policy and how to comply with the policy in order to improve access to and visibility of their research outputs.
Date: 19 April 2023 @ 11:00
Date: 20 April 2023 @ 11:00 – 13:00
This programme has been developed to provide students and staff with introductory sessions to library related topics. To this end, these sessions are only 30 minutes long and you are welcome to bring along any questions. In addition, we have developed some video tutorials for quick help.
This workshop will be an introductory session on Stellenbosch University's key referencing styles and how to reference correctly. An overview of why referencing is important and some best practices will also be incorporated.
Date: 5 April 2023 @ 12:00 – 12:30
Introduction to the Library
This is a basic orientation for clients new to Stellenbosch University who have not had the opportunity to attend any other orientation session.
Date: 11 April 2023 @ 12:00 – 12:30
Get to know the Library's e-book collection and learn how to use e-books optimally.
Date: 18 April 2023 @ 12:00 – 12:30
Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service, Helpline Numbers: +27 21 808 4883, Corp Office / Postal Address: Private Bag X5036 Stellenbosch, 7599