You are cordially invited to the following film screening and panel discussion to celebrate International Open Access Week.
“Paywall: the business of scholarship"
Date: Friday 26 October 2018
Venue: Auditorium, Stellenbosch University Library
Isabel Basson, Mimi Seyffert-Wirth & Paulette Talliard
This openly accessible documentary film has sparked interest among Open Access advocates and academics alike, since its first screening earlier this year. The hour-long documentary discusses the need for OA and criticises the inflated profit margins of corporate academic publishers. The film features discussions with a wide variety of researchers, academics, editors and the creator of Sci-Hub.
The screening of the film will be followed by a panel discussion with audience participation, facilitated by Isabel Basson (PhD student and researcher at CREST – Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology), Mimi Seyffert-Wirth (Manager: Digtial Scholarship) and Paulette Talliard (Digital Scholarship Librarian)
The presentation forms part of the Library's annual celebration of International Open Access Week.
Please note: The film will also be screened in the Medicine and Health Sciences Library (Tygerberg Campus) on 26 October, 11:00-12:00, followed by a discussion with Health Sciences Facuty Librarians.
A vacancy for Assistant Librarian 1 (Engineering & Forestry Library) exists in the Library and Information Service.(Ref. BIB/299/1018)More information: AssistantLibrarian1EngineeringForestryLibrary.pdfCommencement of duties: 1 January 2019Closing date: 17 October 2018Enquiries regarding this position: Ms. Corinna Truter, e-mail or on 021 808 4301Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753Apply online at http://www.sun.ac.za/vacancies
A vacancy for Junior Librarian: Special Collections exists in the Library and Information Service.(Ref. BIB/287/0918)More information: JuniorLibrarianSpecialCollections.pdfCommencement of duties: 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafterClosing date: 15 October 2018Enquiries regarding this position: Ms. M Buys, e-mail or on 021 808 4930.Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753Apply online at http://www.sun.ac.za/vacancies
The Library hereby invites senior students (advanced masters or doctoral students) with a strong interest in research to apply for posts as Research Commons Assistants. Successful candidates will be required to provide fellow postgraduate students in the Research Commons with general research support, assist with IT troubleshooting, bibliographic enquiries and other activities.
Closing date for applications: 31 October 2018
Contact person: Mrs Elizabeth Moll-Willard, email or tel: 0218082125
Please see more information here
Sabinet African ePublications (SA ePublications) is the most comprehensive, searchable collection of full-text African electronic journals available on one platform. SA ePublications, including the African Journal Archive, offers more than 500 African journals, a number that grows consistently. In recognition of the fact that interest in African research continues to grow internationally, Sabinet has changed the name of the service so that it truly reflects the unique richness of the African content on offer. SA ePublications will now be known as AFRICAN JOURNALS.
Staff and students can continue to access this rich source of African content on the Library’s Databases A-Z list.
Please contact your Faculty Librarian if you have any questions regarding this or other electronic resources.
Please note that the libraries of the Library and Information Service are closed for Heritage Day on Monday 24 September.
Student assistants are required for 2019 to work at the SU Library's Learning Commons and Circulation Division.
For more information: student-assistants-2019.pdf
Closing date for applications: 12 October 2018
A vacancy for Faculty Librarian AgriSciences exists at the
Stellenbosch University Library.
More information: Faculty
Commencement of duties: 1
Closing date: 17 September 2018
Enquiries regarding this position: Marié
Theron on 021 808 4430, or at email@example.com
Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as
well as technical assistance with the electronic application process:
Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753
Apply online at http://www.sun.ac.za/vacancies
The Rand Daily Mail, published daily in Johannesburg between 1902 and 1985, is a critically important title that pioneered popular journalism in South Africa. It is renowned today for being the first newspaper to openly oppose apartheid and contribute to its downfall. From its beginnings in 1902, the Rand Daily Mail was known for its controversial yet courageous journalism. Despite significant pressure from the conservative government, its writers openly addressed issues that white readers knew little about. Now, decades later, this acclaimed title—and its wealth of unique perspectives on 20th-century South Africa—is being offered as a fully searchable online resource containing every article, advertisement, editorial, cartoon, and photograph.
Staff and students can visit http://library.sun.ac.za/connect/rdm for more information.
Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service, Helpline Numbers: +27 21 808 2486/3315, Corp Office / Postal Address: Private Bag X5036 Stellenbosch, 7599