Institutional Repository Workshop 
1 - 3 April 2009, University of Pretoria  
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 About the Facilitators

Amelia Breytenbach
Information & Metadata Specialist
Department of Library Services
University of Pretoria

Amelia Breytenbach is an information and metadata specialist at the University of Pretoria Department of Library Services, specializing in metadata and e-books. She holds a BBibl degree (1980) from the University of Pretoria. Her working experience covers a period of 27 years and includes: cataloguing and classification of information resources with special interest in e-information resources, metadata applications and the building of information portals and folksonomies. Key responsibilities in her current position regarding metadata are:  metadata specialist for UPSpace (the institutional repository of the University of Pretoria),  implementing the Dublin Core metadata tagging strategy in UPSpace, quality control of the metadata in UPSpace, internal and external metadata training, advice on all issues and decisions regarding metadata in UPSpace, monitoring and communicating new metadata developments and applications and the development, digitization and metadata tagging of historical information resources for  establishing a National Veterinary Repository for the Faculty of Veterinary Science.  She is author and co-author of several papers presented at various conferences, workshops and training sessions and completed two online workshops on metadata and taxonomies.

Tel.: +27 12 529 8391

Leonard Daniels
ICT Systems Administrator
Department of Library Services
University of Pretoria

Tel.: +27 12 420 2802

Hettie Groenewald
Information Specialist: Engineering, Built Environment & Information Technology
Department of Library Services
University of Pretoria 

Holding a BA (HED) and B Bibl (Hons) degree from the University of Pretoria, Hettie has been employed as Information Specialist in the Library for the Built Environment and some Engineering Departments.

The implementation of the digital institutional repository created an opportunity for her to become involved in the archiving of valuable research material and research outputs, such as the digitization of frail research material in collaboration with the Department of Architecture.

Since 2002, various presentations at conferences have been made in this regard.

Tel.: +27 12 420 3876

Jacob Mothutsi
UP Copyright Officer
Department of Library Services
University of Pretoria

Tel.: +27 12 420 5452


Siphethile Muswelanto
CSIR Institutional Repository Practitioner

Siphethile Muswelanto, graduated at the University of Johannesburg. Is now working at the CSIR as the CSIR Institutional Repository Practitioner. Is keen in being part of new developments, upholding best practices and participating actively in relevant projects within the repository community.

Tel.:  +27 12 841 2023

Marguerite Nel
Information Specialist: Veterinary Science
Department of Library Services
University of Pretoria

Involved in book and journal ordering and cataloguing; Information services for private veterinary practitioners and metadata editor. 

B.Consumer Science, University of Pretoria (
B.Inf (Library and information science),
University of South Africa (UNISA) (2004)
Currently busy with BIS (Hons) Information Science at the University of Pretoria

Conference papers delivered:

E-journal collections: facilitating health information access at the University of Pretoria’s Veterinary Science Library – 9th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries, Santander, Spain, 20 – 25 September 2004

Harnessing information resources: collection management at the Veterinary Science Library, University of Pretoria - Poster - 5th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists University of Pretoria , Onderstepoort, 4 - 7 July 2005

Disasters and diseases in Africa : information support for animal and human health - Tertia Coetzee, Antoinette Lourens, Marguerite Nel, Erica vd Westhuizen -  73rd Annual World Library and Information Congress and Council , Durban, South Africa, 19-23 August 2007

Thinking out loud: Creativity in the Library environment
Barbara Kellermann, Antoinette Lourens & Marguerite Nel – 3rd  National Conference Of The Health Information Community Of South Africa (HICSA)
Onderstepoort, Pretoria, Gauteng, 24 & 25 November 2008.

Tel.: +27 12 529 8474

Kabelo Nzima
Information Specialist: Health Sciences
Department of Library Services
University of Pretoria

Kabelo Nzima is an Information Specialist at the Basic Medical Sciences Library. She got her degree in Information Science at UP. Her job includes doing literature searches, creating and updating ClickUP pages and being responsible for  information literacy training of undergraduate and postgraduate students.  She is also an IT coordinator for her faculty library and is a reviewer for certain collections on UPSpace. In the past two years she moved from being a part time junior information assistant (Shelver) in the Study Collection and working at the Circulation Desk to being an Information Specialist. Her qualifications, combined with an interest and passion in Marketing and Communication has created the opportunity to act as a presenter in promoting UPSpace services.

Tel.:  +27 12 319 2422

Dr Heila Pienaar
Deputy Director: eInformation Strategy & eResearch Enablement
Department of Library Services
University of Pretoria

Dr Heila Pienaar is Deputy Director: e-Information Strategy & e-Research Enablement in the Department of Library Services at the University of Pretoria. Her research focuses on e-information strategy formulation, digital library implementation, virtual research environments and data curation.

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Tel.: +27 12 420 2020


Ivy Segoe
Information Specialist: Economic & Management Sciences
Department of Library Services
University of Pretoria

Ivy Segoe holds a B BIBL (University of Pretoria) and a Postgraduate diploma in Information Management (University of Johannesburg). She has been an information specialist since 2007 and has been actively involved in the marketing of the institutional repository to various faculties at the University of Pretoria. As an information specialist, Ivy is working towards taking more roles in collecting, describing, preserving and providing stewardship for digital information.

Tel.:  +27 12 420 4714

Ina Smith
Digital Repository Manager & E-Application Specialist
Department of Library Services
University of Pretoria

Ina Smith is currently an E-Application Specialist and manager of the open access digital research repository of the University of Pretoria (UPSpace).  She holds a Master's Degree in Computer-Integrated Education, as well as an Honors Degree in Library and Information Science. She started her career as a secondary school teacher in 1992. From 1993 - 2001 she was a cataloguer at the former Pretoria Onderwyskollege, and from 2002 - 2004 an information specialist at the library of the University of Pretoria. Her main areas of interest include the following: Information and Knowledge Management, Institutional Repositories, Archiving and Preservation, Federated Search Engines and Link Resolvers, E-learning (online learning), and Instructional Design. She acted as consultant for UNISA and CSIR during the implementation of their institutional repositories, and frequently delivers papers at conferences.

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Tel.: +27 12 420 3082

Christelle Steyn
Library Web Manager
Department of Library Services
University of Pretoria

Christelle Steyn is currently the Library Web Manager at the University of Pretoria.  She holds a BA: Information Science Degree.  Christelle started her career as Library Information Assistant in 1998.  From 2000 - 2007 she was a Health Information Specialist at the Health Sciences Library of the University of Pretoria.  She is co-author of two articles published in 2007 and she has presented papers / posters / workshops, at various conferences.

Tel.: +27 12 420 3791
086 634 4665

Henning van Aswegen
Dept. of Architecture



Wynand van der Walt
Product Coordinator: Library Products

Wynand van der Walt’s career spans nearly two decades during which he has worked at public, commercial, provincial library services and an academic library.  He is currently employed as a product manager at Sabinet and CONTENTdm® is one of the products within his portfolio. Wynand has a keen interest in institutional repository developments and was the project leader of the ETD project at the University of the Western Cape.

Tel.: +27 12 643 9618

Dr Martie van Deventer has started her career in 1979 as a teacher but soon progressed to library and information science.  She was appointed as subject librarian for education at the University of Johannesburg (then RAU) during 1986 transferring to the Chamber of Mines Research Organisation (COMRO) in August 1989.  The Research Organisation merged with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in 1994 and she has been with the CSIR ever since.

Her current position is that of Portfolio Manager: virtual research environment enablement, library and special projects.  These include the responsibility to develop and maintain an institutional repository as well as to establish sound digital curation practices at organisational level.

Her publications include the following:

National and international refereed publications - 3
Conference papers (refereed) - 3
Conference papers (not refereed) - 17
Internal reports - 5
Contract reports for clients - 9

Tel.: +27 12 841 3278



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