14 February 2011   Y 14 Februarie 2011

 

Biblioteek Intranet Nuus
Library Intranet News

 

Departement Biblioteekdienste 

Universiteit van Pretoria 

 
          Department of Library Services 

University of Pretoria

 

        Februarie 2011 Uitgawe 1 • February 2011 Issue 1  

 

INHOUD Y CONTENTS

 

Library research commons building project

The Open Scholarship Office welcomes two new staff members!

LIASA Gauteng North Branch - Year-End-Function

Personalia

Walk Through The Open Door

Y  Februarie boek van die maand / February book of the month

Februarie e-boek van die maand / February e-book of the month

Y  Intranet News Letter Publication / Publikasie van die Biblioteek Intranet Nuusbrief

Verjaarsdae / Birthdays

Did you know.. / Het jy geweet ...

 

Library research commons building project

 

In 2010 the UPLS received two grants from the Carnegie Corporation of New York which included some money for refurbishment. The first grant was part of the Carnegie Research Libraries Consortium. The objective of this initiative, initiated by the University of Cape Town, is better support for researchers and postgraduate students and includes construction of a research commons. The research commons will be a dedicated work area customised to the needs of this very important group of clients. The second grant was for the Carnegie Library Leadership Academy and Centre for African Library Leadership (CALL) to address the leadership development needs of current and future middle and senior managers in academic, public/community and national library services in South Africa. The grant will enable the UPLS to establish a self-sustaining library leadership centre. A training centre forms part of this initiative.

 

The research commons will be built in the prime area on level 4 of the Merensky2 Library where the Reserved section (GV) used to be. The area will make provision for 28 open work stations in groups of 4, 14 study cubicles, a well appointed conference room and two discussion rooms, facilities for printing and copying and a lounge area with coffee bar.

 

The two meeting rooms will look out on the
graffiti wall and the Quality Unit’s rose garden

This will be the view from one of the
study cubicles for postgraduate students

The lounge area of the research commons
will be here with a view of the jacaranda trees

 

For the training centre a new 80 seat auditorium will be added to the existing training rooms on level 3 which will be revamped and outfitted with top of the range computers and plasma screens in stead of projectors. Three group discussion rooms, one with a very interesting “pod” design will complete this facility which will be ideal for workshops, small conferences, student and staff training, presentations and video conferencing.

 

To accomplish all of this GV and Xerox are moving to the middle floor of the Study Centre and just about everything was ripped out before any new building could start. GV books and shelves are temporarily stored on the top level of the study centre where service is provided from a desk in an open doorway for the moment! The card catalogue has found a new permanent home on the balcony of level 4.

 

Construction stated on 29 November and the whole project should be completed on 18 March.

 

When Robert returned from the summer holiday this was his reaction.

 

 

Three weeks later the situation has not improved much. Next month we will report on the first completed areas.

 

Merensky 2 Refurbishment - latest news by email - 3 February 2011

 

Although it does not look like it, the project is kind of on schedule. We expect the following to happen in the next few weeks:

1. Over the coming weekend the floors of areas in the study centre will be covered.
2. On Monday the desk and steel framework for the Xerox area will be installed and during next week all the wiring for that area will be done
3. Also next week the GV desk will be fitted. Thereafter the bookshelves can be assembled while the security gate and turnstiles are installed. Only then can we move the books back to the new area.
4. Unfortunately the team who will do the soldering in the Xerox area can only start on 14 February.
 
This means that GV and Xerox will only open on 21 February if everything else runs according to plan (en dis die dag wanneer ons besoekers opdaag!). Although it is somewhat inconvenient for students the GV team will continue with their good service on level 4. The other floors of the study centre will also remain closed until further notice.

5. Work in the area to the right of the issuing desk will continue during this period and should be completed before 14 February.
6. According to the report of the fire consultant the Library needs a vast lot of work to be done to make it safe and to keep us within the law. This work will be done in two phases - for the moment only the areas where the renovation is taking place will be upgraded. This may also imply that the turnstiles on level 3 next to the main desk will have to be replaced. It will take 4-6 weeks to get the new turnstiles and therefore this will only be done later.
 

Contributed by Monica Hammes

The Open Scholarship Office welcomes two new staff members!

 

The Open Scholarship welcomes not one, but two new staff members in 2011! Both Hendriette Jansen van Vuuren and Arthur Molefe have joined the team. The Open Scholarship Office manages the Open Scholarship programme – the electronic theses and dissertations in UPeTD and the research article collections in UPSPace which is mapped to openUP. This entails making available in electronic format approximately 1000 masters dissertations, 200 doctoral theses and 1200 research articles annually!

 

En wat het die tweetjies te sê oor die nuwe verwikkelinge?

 

Hendriette: “Ek het op 1 Januarie 1988 in die biblioteek begin werk in die Bestelafdeling onder Rita Botes. Gedurende my beginjare was ek ook betrokke by ontsluiting en het gehelp met projekte soos die Outeursname se opgradering en die GV lys wat uitgestuur word na Boekhandelaars. In 1991 met die desentralisasie in die AI het ek vir ‘n kort tydjie op Vlak 1 gewerk waar ek ontsluiting en bestellings gedoen het asook inligtingkundige was vir Sosiologie, Spraakheelkunde en Maatskaplike werk. In 1993 ontstaan die EBW biblioteek op Vlak 2 en ek skuif as ontsluiter, besteller en inligtingkundige vir Statistiek, Informatika en Publieke Administrasie daarheen saam met dr Trichardt. Deur die jare het ek die wonderlike geleentheid gehad om saam met die EBW biblioteek te groei en te ontwikkel. Ek was inligtingkundige vir die vakke, Bemarking en Kommunikasiebestuur, Menslike Hulpbronne, Ouditkunde en Toerismebestuur en het deur die jare so baie geleer by die dosente en studente van die departemente en goeie verhoudinge gebou. ‘n Nuwe fase in my beroepsontwikkeling het nou aangebreek in die OpenAccess kantoor en ek sien baie uit daarna.”

Arthur: “I am studying a Diploma in Information Science with the University of South Africa. I started working at the Groenkloof campus in 2006 as a shelver until early January. I wanted to develop myself in the library field and to get more experience. I am looking forward to the new learning curve!”

The Open Scholarship Office now consists of the following 4 staff members – all of us temporarily housed on level 2 of the library:

1. Elsabé Olivier – Open Scholarship Manager
2. Hendriette Jansen Van Vuuren – Open Scholarship Administrator
3. Gloria Maripane – electronic dissertations submitter
4. Arthur Molefe – research article submitter

 

Contributed by Elsabé Olivier

LIASA Gauteng North Branch - Year-End-Function

It was on the 2nd of December when 49 LIASA Gauteng North Branch members celebrated the 2010 Year-End-Function at the South African Airforce Museum (Swartkop)’s Center of Aviation Awareness.

The function provided an opportunity for members to meet the new Branch Executive Committee members above, from the right is Leone Tiemensma (Additional member), Helena Snyman (Additional member), Orgelien Schutte (Additional member),

Motsarome Mabena (Additional member), Segametsi Molawa (Chairperson), Modisa Khosie (Vice-chairperson),

Harry Nkadimeng (Treasurer), Therese Els (Secretary), Patrick Sekhabi (Membership administrator)

and Mmakgoshi Reetseng (PRO). 

 

 Segametsi welcomed everyone, reflected on 2010 events, wished everyone a wonderful and joyous Christmas and a fruitful new-year. Members got the chance to renew their members, four new members joined LIASA.

 

Maike Knowles(the pilot)spoke about the history of women in aviation. She emphasised that there is still ample opportunities for women with Maths and Science to pursue careers in the aviation sector. As a pilot she is faced with challenges just like all workers in any other sector, but she is succeeding because she knows what she wants and always go an extra mile to get what she wants.

 

Modisa Khosie added to her speech by saying “people must stop limiting themselves, they should explore as there is always something big that they can do”.

 

 

Lieutenant-colonel Clive Sheppard and Lieutenant Matsetse took us on a tour of the SAAF Museum which is the largest military aviation museum in South Africa and houses a huge collection of vintage aircrafts. The exhibition included different types of uniforms, aircrafts and missiles. All items on display were labelled with details to cater for touring without guides.


The public can call 012 339 4600 for information about aviation and the Access to Information Act. The Museum is open for all, weekdays from 08h30 to 16h00 and on Saturday from 10h00 to 15h30 and closed on Sundays, Christmas Day and New Years Day at no charge to visitors.

 

We thank our institutional leaders for allowing us to attend LIASA events and request that they continue to give us support and encouragement in 2011 as we attend the following:

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We have just developed our own, brand new Liasa Gauteng North facebook page!

 

To join us and view our photos for the Year-End-Function, go to www.facebook.com

 

and search for Liasa Gauteng North. Check out our photographs and comment on them! 

 

 

Contributed by Mmakgoshi Reetseng
 

Personalia 

 

Carin Bisschof is Saterdag die 8ste Januarie getroud met Tinus Bezuidenhout.

 

Die weer het perfek saamgespeel - geen reën nie maar bewolk en lekker koel.  Die seremonie was in 'n buite-kapel (om 10:00 die oggend) in die  tuin van Willows Country Lodge met baie bome en voëls. Die oggend was vars na die vorige dag se reën en die voël-geluide het die diens baie spesiaal gemaak.
Dit was 'n gesellige en ontspanne dag, die gaste het heerlik gekuier oor middagete  Carin en Tinus was bly die formaliteite is verby en hulle kon saam met familie en vriende wees. Laat die middag het dit weer begin reën, net op tyd sodat hulle troue kon droog wees.


Ons wens Carin en Tinus alles van die beste toe vir die toekoms saam.

 

Monica van Schalkwyk  from the Medical Library got married on Saturday,

29th January 2011 to Dawie Jansen and it was a festive event. 

 

We wish Monica and Dawie everything of the best and a wonderful life together.

 

 

 

Contributed by Elsabe Olivier and Magriet Lee

 

 

Walk Through The Open Door

 

I have heard the concept of open and closed doors for years to describe opportunities. Open doors are opportunities and closed doors are not. Sadly, many people spend a lot of time trying to open closed doors or, worse, they stand in front of a closed door and long for it to open. Some people, like myself, bloody themselves trying to force open closed doors. One simple, but powerful key to success is to walk through the door that is already open. There is something to be said about taking an opportunity when it is offered.

 

I have a quote on my desk by Alan Cohen that reads, "How would I be doing this differently if I were willing to let it be easy?" I was taught, and for years believed, that to be worth anything life and the opportunities in it had to be hard. I believed that hard work was the only way to success. I am now coming to understand that life doesn't have to be hard, and I don't have to force my way through and bloody myself knocking closed doors down. The easier way to be successful is to be open to the opportunities that are presented and take them as they come.

 

I was watching the movie "Forest Gump." This actually is one of my least favourite movies because I have always viewed it as a sad and almost depressing movie about a mentally challenged man and his life story. This time, I saw Forest Gump in an entirely new light. Forest actually puts to use shrewd common sense. Forest didn't create success. He didn't force it and actually he never sought it. Forest was in the flow of life and simply walked through the doors that were open to him. Instead of trying to create opportunities he took advantage of the ones right in front of him and then he made the most of them.

 

If you are a person who strives to succeed you have beaten down your share of doors. There is something to be said about that, and there is, also, something to be said about taking advantage of the opportunities that are presented to you. Don't think that because something seems easy it isn't worth it. You don't have to earn every opportunity with blood and shear brute strength. All you have to do is make the best of the opportunities that come your way.

 

Are you walking through the doors that are open to you?

 

Today, notice the opportunities that are presented to you and take advantage of them.

 

Source:  OPSA Terrific Tuesday  Newsletter 2010

 

Februarie boek van die maand / February book of the month
 
One love, ghoema beat : inside the Cape Town Carnival /
photographs and text by John Edwin Mason
 
 

 

Each year the coloured working class of Cape Town celebrates itself in a spectacular, lively Carnival. Historian, photographer and musician John Edwin Mason spent three Carnival seasons with one troupe, the Pennsylvanians Crooning Minstrels, becoming an ' honorary member' and marching in full troupe gear, camera in hand. He came to know several other troupes, too, among them the Fabulous Woodstock Starlites.

 

Read more...

 

Contributed by Katrien Malan
 

 
Februarie e-boek van die maand / February e-book of the month

 

 

Met die snel ontwikkelende tegnologie van e-boeklesers soos

Kindle en iPad saam met ebrary is die biblioteek nou in 'n posisie om meer e-boeke aan te koop en bekend te stel.

Elke maand sal 'n nuwe e-boek in die nuusbrief en op die webblad aangekondig word.

Kyk gerus daarna en terugvoer is baie welkom.

 

³³³³ : ³³³³

 

With the rapid technology development of e-book readers like Kindle and IPad, and also new development at Ebrary,

is the library now in a position to buy and promote more e-books.

Enjoy this new development - feedback and comments are welcome.

 


 

 

Contributed by Chrissie Boeyens 

                                                                                                                            

Library Intranet Newsletter Publication / Publikasie van die Biblioteek Intranet Nuusbrief

 

Indien jy enige kommentaar of voorstelle oor die nuusbrief het, epos ons asseblief by diana.gerritsen@up.ac.za - ek hoor graag jou opinie.

 

If you have any comments or suggestions about our newsletter, then please mail us on diana.gerritsen@up.ac.za - I am very keen to hear your opinions.

       YYY

 

To contribute, please e-mail Diana Gerritsen. Contributions can be in Afrikaans or English.

 

Om 'n bydrae te maak e-pos asb. vir Diana Gerritsen. Bydraes kan in Afrikaans of Engels wees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events this

month ...


Gebeure dié

maand ...

   

 

 

 

 

Februarie/February

 

is

 

Healty Lifestyle Awareness and Reproductive Health

 

  Month / Maand

 

 

 

1 Aanvang van die akademiese voorbereidingsprogram vir eerstejaarstudente / Commencement of the academic preparation program for fist-year students
  Registrasie van  seniorstudente / Registration of senior students
 1 UPLS Refurbishment Project Meeting
2 World Wetlands Day
4 World Cancer Day
7 Library Exco Meeting
7-13 Pregnancy Awareness Week
8 UPLS Refurbishment Project Meeting
10 Herdenking van die stigting van die Universiteit / Anniversity of the University's establishment
11 Indeling van groot kursusgroepe: nuwe eestejaarstudente / Division of large course groups: new first-year students
12 Jool / Rag
13-19 STI/Condom Week

14

Aanvang van lesings (Kwartaal 1/Semester 1) /

Lectures Commence (Quarter 1/Semester 1)

14 Library Exco Meeting
15 UPLS Refurbishment Project Meeting
18 Healthy Lifestyles Awareness Day
21 Library Exco Meeting
  International Mother Language Day
28 Library Exco Meeting

 

 

 

Birthdays this

month ...

 


 

 

Verjaarsdae dié

maand ...

 

 

 

1 Louisa Buys
 5 Izak van der Walt
  Sagren Naidoo
7 Magriet Lee
  Pieter van der Merwe
8 Lidia Swart
11 Fay Fabris-Rotelli
12 Adam Munonoka
14 Ora Cloete
  Jansie Louw
17 Susan Scheepers
  Fundiswa Buthelezi
 18 Christine Breet
20 Nick Maré
24 January Mokgonoane
25 Isaac Mashego
  Monia Johnson

 

 

 

 

“Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense”

 

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“There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.”

~ Winston Churchill ~

 

 

 

 

 

 

Het jy geweet .......

Did you know.......

It was previously thought that rainbows never appear at night. However, rainbows do appear at night and is known as moon rainbows or lunar rainbows.

To see a moon rainbow, many conditions must coincide:

1. there must be  a full moon,

2. the moon must be either rising or setting,

3. and there must be mist in the air because a rainbow is made up of the rays of the sun that are reflected inside raindrops – or, in this case, the rays reflected by the moon.

Moon rainbows are a rarity; there have been only a few in the past 50 years.



See: Rainbows do occur at night

 

It was previously thought that rainbows never appear at night. However, rainbows do appear at night and is known as moon rainbows or lunar rainbows.

To see a moon rainbow, many conditions must coincide:

1. there must be  a full moon,

2. the moon must be either rising or setting,

3. and there must be mist in the air because a rainbow is made up of the rays of the sun that are reflected inside raindrops – or, in this case, the rays reflected by the moon.

Moon rainbows are a rarity; there have been only a few in the past 50 years.



See: Rainbows do occur at night
It was previously thought that rainbows never appear at night. However, rainbows do appear at night and is known as moon rainbows or lunar rainbows.

To see a moon rainbow, many conditions must coincide:

1. there must be  a full moon,

2. the moon must be either rising or setting,

3. and there must be mist in the air because a rainbow is made up of the rays of the sun that are reflected inside raindrops – or, in this case, the rays reflected by the moon.

Moon rainbows are a rarity; there have been only a few in the past 50 years.



See: Rainbows do occur at night
It was previously thought that rainbows never appear at night. However, rainbows do appear at night and is known as moon rainbows or lunar rainbows.

To see a moon rainbow, many conditions must coincide:

1. there must be  a full moon,

2. the moon must be either rising or setting,

3. and there must be mist in the air because a rainbow is made up of the rays of the sun that are reflected inside raindrops – or, in this case, the rays reflected by the moon.

Moon rainbows are a rarity; there have been only a few in the past 50 years.



See: Rainbows do occur at night
It was previously thought that rainbows never appear at night. However, rainbows do appear at night and is known as moon rainbows or lunar rainbows.

To see a moon rainbow, many conditions must coincide:

1. there must be  a full moon,

2. the moon must be either rising or setting,

3. and there must be mist in the air because a rainbow is made up of the rays of the sun that are reflected inside raindrops – or, in this case, the rays reflected by the moon.

Moon rainbows are a rarity; there have been only a few in the past 50 years.



See: Rainbows do occur at night
It was previously thought that rainbows never appear at night. However, rainbows do appear at night and is known as moon rainbows or lunar rainbows.

To see a moon rainbow, many conditions must coincide:

1. there must be  a full moon,

2. the moon must be either rising or setting,

3. and there must be mist in the air because a rainbow is made up of the rays of the sun that are reflected inside raindrops – or, in this case, the rays reflected by the moon.

Moon rainbows are a rarity; there have been only a few in the past 50 years.



See: Rainbows do occur at night
It was previously thought that rainbows never appear at night. However, rainbows do appear at night and is known as moon rainbows or lunar rainbows.

See: Rainbows do occur at night
It was previously thought that rainbows never appear at night. However, rainbows do appear at night and is known as moon rainbows or lunar rainbows.

See: Rainbows do occur at night
It was previously thought that rainbows never appear at night. However, rainbows do appear at night and is known as moon rainbows or lunar rainbows.

See: Rainbows do occur at night

It was previously thought that rainbows never appear at night. However, rainbows do appear at night and is known as moon rainbows or lunar rainbows.
To see a moon rainbow, many conditions must coincide:


1. there must be  a full moon,


2. the moon must be either rising or setting,


3. and there must be mist in the air because a rainbow is made up of the rays of the sun that are reflected inside raindrops – or, in this case, the rays reflected by the moon.
Moon rainbows are a rarity; there have been only a few in the past 50 years.




On average, you speak almost 5,000 words a day – although almost 80% of speaking is self-talk (talking to yourself).

See: Fast facts about your body
On average, you speak almost 5,000 words a day – although almost 80% of speaking is self-talk (talking to yourself).

See: Fast facts about your body
On average, you speak almost 5,000 words a day – although almost 80% of speaking is self-talk (talking to yourself).

See: Fast facts about your body
On average, you speak almost 5,000 words a day – although almost 80% of speaking is self-talk (talking to yourself).

See: Fast facts about your body
On average, you speak almost 5,000 words a day – although almost 80% of speaking is self-talk (talking to yourself).

See: Fast facts about your body
On average, you speak almost 5,000 words a day – although almost 80% of speaking is self-talk (talking to yourself).

See: Fast facts about your body
On average, you speak almost 5,000 words a day – although almost 80% of speaking is self-talk (talking to yourself).

See: Fast facts about your body
The Sahara desert expands at about 1km per month.

See: Fast facts about earth and space
The Sahara desert expands at about 1km per month.

See: Fast facts about earth and space
Leonardo da Vinci could write with the one hand and draw with the other simultaneously

See: Fast facts about famous people
Leonardo da Vinci could write with the one hand and draw with the other simultaneously

See: Fast facts about famous people
The word malaria comes from the words mal and aria, which means bad air. This derives from the old days when it was thought that all diseases are caused by bad, or dirty air.

See: Trivia facts
The word malaria comes from the words mal and aria, which means bad air. This derives from the old days when it was thought that all diseases are caused by bad, or dirty air.

See: Trivia facts

 

Ice isn't slippery. What makes people and things slip on ice is water. A thin layer of ice melts when pressure is applied to it and it is this wet layer on top of the ice that is slippery.

 

 

 

 


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