soccer madness!!!

                Kick off 11 June 2010            




Biblioteek Intranet Nuus
Library Intranet News


Departement Biblioteekdienste 

Universiteit van Pretoria 

          Department of Library Services 

University of Pretoria 

        Julie 2010 Uitgawe 1 • July 2010 Issue 1  




   June 11 2010, Soccer World Cup Kick-off

   The Principal visited the Merensky Library on the 18th June 2010

   Jotello Soga library and the 2010 Soccer

   The Open Scholarship Office scores for UP!

   Bettie de Kock's tsunami of new experiences and knowledge  at the Internet Librarian Confererence

   Digi-Office News Bulletin

   The Digitisation Office had a very exciting July

   "Libraries with a kick" poster competition

   UPLS 2010 Skills Development

   UP Library Services welcomes new staff members

   Conquer Writing Procrastination

   How to order new business cards

   Rock The Boat

   e-Boek vir Julie / e-Book for July

  Julie boek van die maand / July book of the month

  Birthdays of this month / Verjaardae hierdie maand

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


June 11 2010, Soccer World Cup Kick-off

The build-up to the official kick-off of the Fifa World Cup on June 11 2010 was unprecedented in South Africa. The outpouring of support for Bafana Bafana and the pride at being a World Cup host country has resulted in never-seen-before levels of nation building and patriotism. 


The UP Library Services joined in this campaign to celebrate and showcase this milestone event. We kicked off our campaign with our own branded shirts which were designed, printed and distributed in April 2010. Football Friday was observed and colleagues came to work decked out in their football gear. It was a pleasure to see the enthusiasm and camaraderie that prevailed in being a part of this national campaign.



The Education Library on the Groenkloof campus participated in the "Proudly Groenkloof Day" on April 20 2010. This programme served to create awareness of the forthcoming World Cup. Supersport and Fifa representatives addressed the attendees. A display was also mounted and the Education Library was also decked out in soccer memorabilia.


The Merensky Library was decorated from the first week of May with soccer paraphernalia that included soccer balls, copies of official Fifa banners, flags and other banners. The various Faculty Libraries mounted exhibitions on the impact of this world event on South African socio-economics. This included tourism, job creation, architecture and engineering. It felt wonderful walking into the Merensky Library and being confronted with these displays. The plasma screens added to the effect by screening presentations on the stadiums, fixtures and general World Cup information.

The Digitisation Unit kicked off the party spirit with their Football Friday party on 04 June 2010. The Unit was transformed with all sorts of football memorabilia and posters. Janine Loubser' poster which won 3rd place in the Goethe Institut's continent wide "Libraries with a Kick" competition was on display. Face painting, bright costumes and colourful displays and posters all contributed to an amazing buzz and vibe. What a ball was held by all!


The staff room at the Merensky Library was transformed into a soccer fan zone on June 11 2010. Staff were invited to come in their best fan gear and participate in the competition for the best dressed fan, vuvuzela blower and diski dancer. Burgers, chips and cold-drinks were on the menu. Winners of the competitions were Rolf Tonsing (best dressed fan), Josiah Lebelo (best vuvuzela blower) and David Mahlangu (best diski dancer).


We were also very fortunate to have acquired our Dstv connection in time for this party which added to the buzz during the month long soccer-fest. Staff were able to watch match replays and the games scheduled at 1330.


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The 2010 Soccer World Cup will be an indelible memory for South Africa, and so too will the UP LS efforts to celebrate this milestone be remembered for a very long time.


Acknowledgements: Louis Leonard, Elsa Coertze, Una Mgwenya, Diana Gerritsen, Magda Engelbrecht, Salome Stolz, Ria Groenewald, Janine Loubser, Lidia Jansen van Rensburg, Cindylee du Plessis, Madeleine Geyser and all staff who contributed to making this period a memorable one.


Contributed by Ujala Satgoor


The Principal visited the Merensky Library on the 18th June 2010


The principal visited the Merensky Library on the 18th June 2010. The presentation that we prepared for her visit is available on slideshare at:


The visit went well and she was pleased with the work that the Library is doing. We made it clear to her that the Library has a strong team of dedicated professionals. We therefore want to thank you for your contribution in making our Library the leading library in our country.


There is a wonderful surprise on slides 36 & 37. Do not miss it! (Christelle is responsible).


From Left to right:  Mr Kgomotso Ligari (Executive Assistant), Hilda Kriel, Ujala Satgoor, Prof Cheryl de la Rey (Vice-Chancellor and Principal),

Robert Moropa and Heila Pienaar


Contributed by Heila Pienaar

Jotello Soga library and the 2010 Soccer











Contributed by Antoinette Lourens

The Open Scholarship Office scores for UP!


The Department of Research Support plays an integral role in the practical implementation of the University’s research agenda and is responsible for the management and population of the database of research information at the University of Pretoria – also referred to as the RIS (Research Information System) database.


The Open Scholarship Office on the other hand manages the Open Access mandate which entails the archiving of faculties’ research article outputs in the repository UPSpace. The Open Scholarship Office has been cooperating closely with the Department of Research and Innovation since 2007. By setting up Alerts and registering to the variety of databases that the Department of Library Services subscribe to, the Open Scholarship Office is alerted on a weekly basis of each and every new research output authored by University of Pretoria authors. This information is captured meticulously and is used as a basis for the submissions in the departmental research article collections and then mapped to the openUP collection which currently holds a total of 4336 articles. The Open Scholarship submitters are Annah Molefe and Mark Ingram and the following information specialists representing their faculties: Hendriëtte Jansen van Vuuren (Economic & Management Sciences), Clarisse Venter (Education), Cathy Nkabinde (Natural and Agricultural Sciences), Maureen Brassel and her team from the Health faculty, Bozenna van Dijk, Lisa-Marie Swanepoel (Humanities), Hendrik Breytenbach (Theology), Antoinette Lourens and Susan Marsh (Veterinary Science).


In the past the Open Scholarship Office and the Department of Research and Innovation mutually exchanged research article outputs once a year and assisted each other in finalizing the annual research report. All the UPSpace submitted articles are then linked to the electronic version of the annual research report  http://web.up.ac.za/research/2008/  An added advantage of this collaboration is the articles that are discovered each year. In 2007 the Open Scholarship Office traced 13.83 units and in 2008 44.25 units (or 73 articles). This year the total has increased to 73.79 units or 143 articles. Each unit equals R120 000 for the University of Pretoria!


The latest staggering number of finds emphasized the importance of closer collaboration and the Open Scholarship Office was approached by Dr Patricia Smit and her team of RIS workers to establish a new working relationship. One of the important decisions was the need for data exchange on a more regular basis. Although it is the responsibility of each department’s data capturer to report the annual research article outputs, UPSpace can now be utilized as a tool to verify outputs. The RIS guidelines for Heads of department and Researchers were also rewritten to include the Open Access mandate.


The Department of Research and Innovation has invited Elsabé Olivier as a member of their team to visit each faculty’s Head of Research Committee posing a united front as both departments have the same goals in enhancing UP research output and increasing the visibility of research at UP. During these meetings the Open Access mandate is presented to each faculty, showing the supportive role that the Open Scholarship Office can play in the research reporting process for each department.


This is what Department of Research and Innovation has to say about the new collaboration and the latest Open Scholarship finds:


“The collaboration between DRIS and the Library is an extremely valuable source of recording all UP’s research outputs in journal articles. The audited total units were 1118.29 which shows the importance of this collaboration. We have decided to change the way in which we work together this year and are convinced that this method will improve the collection of data.  Our first meeting was this morning and on reflection I think Elsabé’s inclusion already made a difference.” Dr Patricia Smit, Head: Research Support.


“Dear Elsabe and the Library team, You have been simply excellent. Thank you so very much.” Dhesigen P Naidoo, Director: Research and Innovation Support.


Thank you Open Scholarship Team and all the eager and enthusiastic information specialists who assist with the annual submissions! The 2009 finds prove that our efforts pay off. Keep up the good work!


Contributed by Elsabé Olivier



Bettie de Kock's tsunami of new experiences and knowledge  at the Internet Librarian Confererence


My tsunami of new experiences and knowledge  at the Internet Librarian Conference


A glass tunnel at the Monterey aquarium.

The Internet Librarian Conference was a tsunami of new experiences and knowledge

Library camp without any PowerPoint presentations. The  “new” idea is to install blackboards in libraries to communicate  with students. Chalk is in!

A “live” survey with students at the conference.

There is a huge drive for games and game based learning in America

Wii’s and game tournaments are used in the libraries

Vint  Serf interviewed by Paul Holdegraben. Vint Serf is one of the “fathers” of the internet. He helped to develop the internet protocol.

Look at the interview at the following stream address


Workshops at the Internet librarian conference


The US embassy sent me on a US embassy visitors  programme to Chicago, Wisconsin and Charlotte

Chicago university

Halloween exhibition

Writing Center: Library in Wisconsin
A good idea for our library

Director of the Northeast library Wisconsin. Games have a big influence on disabled people. For the first time he was able to play tennis on a Wii.

The ALA in Chicago is a live hub for game based learning. They have game tournaments and use game based learning principles for information literacy. training.

ImagineOn Charlotte North Caroline. This little boy was immersed in the game he was playing.

ImaginOn use physical objects to create 3D games

A wonderful study facility at Imagine On. A real “Knowledge Café!”


My work at the learning centre:

Tuks students played the game for information literacy training during February 2010

The game is based on the Big6 IL model

A new Ask a librarian page with a soccer library mash up

Our first UP mobile mash up with UP news

A slidecast to market mobile library services

Anti Plagiarism training started during March 2010. Students were very positive about the training.

Anti plagiarism at the Mae Jenson library Mamelodi. A game was created to train the learners.

Mamelodi training centre

It was fun to help Wilna and Thebogo with their presentation for SA textbooks online. I think they did an excellent job!

Sharing ideas with the CSIR to help them with a mobile presentation in Botswana was a wonderful experience. The two presenters are young beautiful ladies with just the right “attitude!”



Contributed by Bettie de Kock

Digi-Office News Bulletin



Contributed by  Ria Groenewald

The Digitisation Office had a very exciting July


The Digitisation Office had a very exciting July.  First we decided to "vang gees" with out Soccer Buzz and I want to thank each and everyone who took the time off to visit our day of fun, and a special BIG thank you to my team who did the decorations, who so willingly painted faces, handed out plates with something to eat, and just enjoy what they were doing.  Thank you Robert, for granting us permission to just have our way with own "jollie patrollie".


The "wall of fame" is still wide open and you are welcome to write something on the wall about how you felt about the FIFA World Cup, the players and the countries that should be in but is out and those that were suppose to go home early and that entertain us to almost the end.  Sorry Elliot, Brazil did not make it – but I told you so!


Elliot has been lucky to receive the price for the best dressed man during the "Gees Vang" on Friday the 11 of June, and again I want to thank him for being such a sport and let us decorated him with whatever we could find in the office.


A promise we make is a promise we keep and "the wall" will be painted by us (another team building effort) during the second half of August.  We will first take photos of all the remarks written on the wall to remind us of a very enjoyable time.


Rectors' visit


We were very privileged to receive Prof de la Rey during her visit to the library.  She visited the Digitisation Office and although we hardly had time to show her the complete processes of our work, she made a remark about the importance of e-learning and that digitisation does play a huge role towards making material available in the e-environment for research.

It was an honour to have her in our very soccer decorated office, and to have the opportunity to personally say thank you to the UP-Exco who helped us to establish the office.


SABINET's African Journal Project


The Digitisation office is currently working on a collaboration project with SABINET-Gateway to digitise all the Geology Journals from the first one ever published up to date. We have a strict time line for the project and are working hard to deliver the content in time.  SABINET-Gateway payed for two extra temporary assistants to help us deliver the digital content in time.


Hans Merensky Trust


The Hans Merensky Trust officially granted the Digitisation Office permission to digitise all the personal documents of Dr Hans Merensky.  We regard this as a very great honour to be trusted by the Hans Merensky Trust with the very valuable and important archival documents of the late Dr Hans Merensky.


Basic paper preservation work will play an important part during the project and anyone interested in digitisation or paper preservation are welcome to visit the Digitisation Office.


Contributed by  Ria Groenewald

"Libraries with a kick" poster competition


We entered for the -



"Libraries with a kick" poster competition for the Football World Cup 2010 in South Africa which was sponsored by Goethe-Institut in cooperation with LIASA and IFLA Africa Section.


The digitisation team did some brainstorming for ideas and slogans and JANINE LOUBSER (a part time worker in the office) did the design.


Janine won the third price! Congratulations to Janine, we are so proud of you, well done.



Ria Groenewald and Janine Loubser "






Contributed by Ria Groenewald


UPLS 2010 Skills Development
Surname & Initials Personnel Number Course Name Provider/ Institution Start Date End Date Cost
Diana Gerritsen 1251198 Global Congress for Executive Assistants and Office Professionals, 2010



24-Feb 26-Feb 23341.50
Magda Engelbrecht 2615126
Una Mgwenya 4186222
E Oliver 1297376 Supervisory Management Skills  CE@UP 24-Mar 26-Mar 5800.00
J Maaga 4417704 Supervisory Management Skills  CE@UP 24-Mar 30-Apr 5800.00
S Steynberg 1233688 Internet Research CE@UP  24-May 25-May 2915.00

UP Library Services welcomes new staff members / Departement Biblioteekdienste verwelkom nuwe personeel


Die Departement Biblioteekdienste verwelkom die volgende personeellede, wat by ons span aangesluit het by die Universiteit van Pretoria: / The Department of Library Services welcomes the following members of staff who joined our team at the University of Pretoria:


Niel de Kock

Circulation Counter

Merensky Library, Level 3

Marco Gouws

Circulation Counter

Merensky Library, Level 3

Isak van der Walt

Information Systems

Merensky Library, Level 2

Sophie Silinda 

Health Sciences Library


Ons vertrou dat hul verbintenis met ons lank en aangenaam sal wees. /  We hope that their association with us will be long and happy.


Contributed by Salomie Stolz


How to order new business cards


Complete the form on the Intranet and send it to the UP Printers or contact Phyllis Lottino

Rock The Boat

How often are you afraid to do what you want to do because you might upset someone? How often have you gotten the message, "Don't rock the boat?" What this message is telling you is to stay in line and don't cause conflict. However, rocking the boat is not always a bad thing. Bringing new ideas to the forefront is a good thing even if it does upset the status quo.


Being yourself and having your own ideas is sometimes challenging. You will meet with resistance. There will be those who want you to fit in and be like everyone else. Being like everyone else does not rock the boat. It also doesn't allow you to express your true self either.


The most important thing in life is that you are true to yourself. If you go along to please others and not cause trouble, in the end you will have sold out. Being true to yourself means speaking your truth, following your inner wisdom, and being willing to take a stand for what you believe. It is never easy, but is always more rewarding than following the crowd.


Fitting in and getting along may not rock the boat, but it won't let you be your either. You are unique and have special gifts to offer the world. If you choose just to follow, you will not be able to fully express who you are. Being yourself is the only way that you can live and fully express who you are.


Is there something that you want to do, but are afraid to proceed because it might rock the boat?


The next time you fear rocking the boat, take a big breath, and rock away!


Source:  OPSA Terrific Tuesday Newsletter 29 June 2010


Contributed by Diana Gerritsen


Conquer Writing Procrastination

You've vowed to write that important business memo or report—the one you've been putting off. But when you open up your word processor, you stare listlessly at the blank computer screen. You just don't know where to start. Besides, the plant on your desk needs water, your paper clip supply is running low, and you have several phone messages to return. . .


It's common to procrastinate when a high stakes writing job looms. Here are six tips to help you move forward and get the right words flowing.


Choose a productive place and time. If you concentrate best amidst the office hubbub of clattering keyboards and ringing phones, fine. If not, try to carry out your writing task in a quieter spot (like an empty office or conference room) where you're less likely to be interrupted or distracted.


In addition, zero in on your most energetic time of day to tackle your writing job. Are you a morning person, or do you get a second wind in the late afternoon? Whatever time you choose, make a serious commitment to yourself to keep your writing appointment.


Make it manageable. If at first glance your writing task seems overwhelming, cut it down to size by dividing it into logical parts that are easier to handle.


No one says you have to start at the beginning and proceed in order. Choose a starting point that seems to work for you. Write the easiest part first—or even the hardest part. Start with the conclusion, the introduction, or even somewhere in the middle.


Getting just a small piece of writing out of the way will give you a sense of accomplishment and build momentum for the rest of the job.


Overcome perfectionism. If you're blocked because you're afraid your writing won't be good enough, silence your inner critic. Suspend self-evaluation for now and just write whatever comes.


To carry out this technique, known as "Freewriting," set a time limit of 10 or 15 minutes. During this time, write whatever comes to mind on your topic. Keep writing without stopping to edit or to read back what you've written. Don't worry about spelling or word choice, just keep going.


When you reach your time limit, pat yourself on the back for having gotten off to a good start. Then, refine what you've written, use what you can, and keep at it.


Say it first. Another way to overcome writer's block is to speak rather than write. It's often easier to talk it through than write it down.


Pretend you're talking to a non-judgmental but interested colleague, and record your voice. Explain the main points you want to convey in your written piece. Don't worry about fancy language. Keep a conversational tone.


When you play back your explanation, take notes. You will find key ideas and phrases to use in your writing. Your everyday spoken language will also help you keep your written work easy to understand.


Enlist a writing buddy.  A writing buddy can provide accountability. Tell your writing buddy that you are going to work on your writing task for a specified number of minutes. Your writing buddy can do other work nearby while you're writing, but at the end of your time limit you must show your buddy what you've accomplished.


Distracted by a phone call or other interruption? Your buddy's role is to observe this and prod you to get back to work if you start to get sidetracked by other tasks during your writing time.


Reward yourself. Before you begin, plan some meaningful rewards for completing the main parts of your writing job. Whether it's a coffee break, a donut, or the chance to do more pleasurable work, make sure to provide something positive for yourself after each part of the job is accomplished—and perhaps a bigger reward once the entire writing task is finished.


When you apply these tips, you'll not only overcome initial writing inertia, you'll also gain momentum towards completing your entire writing task. Your timely, on target memo or report will earn you kudos as a clear business thinker whose writing inspires others to action.


Source:  OPSA Terrific Tuesday Newsletter 6 July 2010


Contributed by Diana Gerritsen


e-Boek vir Julie / e-Book for July


2010 is die jaar van elektroniese boeke by UP. 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.

Nuwe e-boek vir Junie


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2010 is the year of the electronic books at UP.  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.

New e-book for June



Business at a Crossroads : The Crisis of Corporate Leadership   ebrary Reader
Author: Lloyd, Tom   ()   ()  
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Released: 2009
Subjects: Leadership.   Corporate culture.   Liberalism.   Capitalism.  
Show Table of Contents   Find Similar   EndNote  RefWorks Add to My Bookshelf

Contributed by Chrissie Boeyens                                                                                                                               

Julie boek van die maand / July book of the month

Classic African : authentic recipes from an ancient cuisine 
© 1997 / Hilary Ford



Classic African : authentic recipes from one of the oldest cuisines / Hilary Ford

Classic African  An exciting collection of 40 traditional and new recipes from across the African continent - such as Yassa Chicken, Tanzanian Fish Curry, Black-eyed Bean Stew with Spicy Pumpkin and many more

Includes a fascination introduction to African food, practical cook's tips and delightful illustrations.



















Contributed by Katrien Malan

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 - ons hoor graag jou opinie.


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




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 ...










Mental Illness Awareness


  Month / Maand




5 Orientation of new staff members
  Library Exco Meeting


Knysna Oyster Festival

11 Juniereses eindig / June recess ends


World Population Day


Supplementary examinations of fisrt-quarter, second-quarter and first semester modules


E-Diensvergadering / E-Service Meeting

  Derde skoolkwartaal begin / Third school quarter starts
18 Mandela Day
19 Library Exco Monthly Strategic Planning Session
20 Lectures commence (Quarter 3/Semester 2)


Library Management Forum Meeting

  e-Steering Committee Meeting


Library Exco Meeting
31 Vodacom Durban July




Birthdays this

month ...

Verjaarsdae dié

maand ...




1 Abel Maboko
2 Wilna Strydom
  Sindy Hlabangwana
  Wicus du preez
3 Marie Theron
4 isaac makhetha
5 Eldorene lombard
9 Zani Swart
11 Anna-Marie Young
14 Refilwe Matatiele
  Elliot Matukane
  Elize Barnard
  Johannah Mabena
  Cobus Swanepoel
15 Given Malema
16 Millie Kriek
17 Chrissie Boeyens
  Gloria Maripane
19 Monica van Schalkwyk
22 Liesl Stieger
29 Aaron Mogale
30 Gerda Beukes






"Soccer is one of the sporting disciplines in which Africa is rising to demonstrate her excellence, for too long latent in her womb." -

"In the words of Nelson Mandela ",

 Edited by Jennifer Crwys-Williams. Penguin Books, Pretoria 2004







Did you know.......

Het jy geweet .......



...what the meaning of Ayoba is?


Ayoba is a slang term used by South Africans to express amazement.




...wat Zacumi beteken?


Za staan vir  Zuid-Afrika en cumi beteken 10 (2010)



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