Biblioteek Intranet Nuus
Library Intranet News


Departement Biblioteekdienste 

Universiteit van Pretoria 

          Department of Library Services 

University of Pretoria

          Junie 2008 Uitgawe 1  June 2008 Issue 1  

Five members of UP Libraries attended DITCHE National IT Event


Five members of our staff were fortunate to attend the DITCHE National IT Event, hosted and sponsored by TENET, at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (Port Elizabeth), from 20 – 22 May 2008. The five members who attended this conference were Leonora Wydeman, Ria Groenewald, Tumi Madihlaba, Hennie Müller and Ina Smith. Soekie Swanepoel attended this event together with the GAELIC team, and they’ve shared the results of their investigation on consortiums (to centralize or to distribute) with us. Tsumi delivered a paper on the “Phonet family of systems”, while Ina and Ria addressed all on digital preservation issues. Visit to view their presentation. Very view international institutions have a digital preservation policy, and none of the SA institutions represented at DITCHE have such a policy either. The University of Rhodes indicated that they would like to work along with us towards compiling such a policy/ strategy that can then be implemented by all others interested. Another positive outcome was that the Stellenbosch University indicated that they would like to become involved in making DSpace easily available for all to use by configuring it to an image that can then be installed with great ease. The networking opportunities with fellow colleagues were great, and many new ties were established. Pam Govender from the Durban University of Technology said their eyes are constantly on the University of Pretoria to see what are the new trends and how to go about to implement their repository and make a success thereof.



       Tumi on the stand, addressing us on the Phonet family of systems at UP                       We had dinner at 34 South – a restaurant at the Boardwalk   

                                       (20 May 2008)                                                                                       (20 May  2008). On the photo is Leonora and Ria.          


Wynand van der Walt (SABINET), Stephen Visagie (University of Namibia) and Hennie Müller (UP) in deep conversation.

When asked how it happened that he became a librarian, Stephen said he wanted to enrol for a straight BA,

but ended up enrolling for a BBibl thanks to a “babbelas” from the previous evening, and since it sounded like a good idea

(one of his friends was then in her 2nd year).

He is now a systems librarian, very enthusiastic about open source, and apply IT in creative and innovative ways at their libraries.


Contributed by Ina Smith

The Veterinary Science Library reaches out to the community


Situated only 1,5 km North of the main entrance of the Onderstepoort campus, along the M35, is the Onderstepoort Primary School. The school has approximately 150 pupils.


On 22 November 2007 four staff members of the Veterinary Science Librarian paid a visit to this school. Several donations, such as story books, coloring books, crayons, modeling clay, pencils and other stationery, as well as toothbrushes, dental floss and toothpaste were distributed to the children.


This donation was received from the following donors in Vermont, USA:

  • Russell Memorial Library, Monkton;

  • Lawrence Memorial Library, Bristol;

  • Margaret Pierce Teitelbaum (dental supplies);

  • Marv Greenberg, D.V.M.;

  • Laura Lyndes, D.V.M. and

  • Julie Moenter, D.V.M. (organiser)



                  Tertia Coetsee, Marguerite Nel, Maite Motshoeneng,                                              Johannes Moropotli handing over  the toothbrushes , toothpaste

                      Constance Lekhuleng and Johannes Moropotli                                                                                          and dental floss


Posters were made to accompany the dental donation, explaining the correct use of each item.

The Veterinary Science Library also donated duplicate journals such as Animal Talk and Farmer’s Weekly to use in the classes.


Not only did the children and their teachers enjoy the visit, but it was such an enriching experience for the librarians, they decided to surprise the children the following week with ice cream and sweets!


For a photographic overview of the first visit go to :

All the photos taken during the two visits are  available on Flickr at


The Veterinary Science Students are also running the  Madidi Tutoring Project at the  Ntolo High School. We are supporting them in their endeavors to start a library at this school, emphasizing the children’s involvement and responsibility.  If anyone wishes to contribute towards this project, please contact us and we will organize for the material to be collected.


Pupils from Ntolo High School helping to sort the donated books for the new library


Contributed by Marguerite Nel

Guide for female librarians

Guide for female librarians from the Long Beach Public Library (1907)


Contributed by Ina Smith


June book of the month


 Die Voëlgids van Suider-Afrika© 2008/Ulrich Oberprieler, Burger Cillié



Contributed by Katrien Malan


Hierdie voëlgids het die volgende unieke kenmerke:

  • 'n Gebruikersvriendelike stelsel met kleurkodes en kruisverwysings om vinnig by die regte voël in die boek uit te kom.

  • Meer as 1 200 uitstekende kleurfoto's van 809 voëls wat die verskillende kleurvorms illustreer: mannetjie, wyfie, jonge, broeidrag en ander variasies.

  • Simbole wat die voël se voorkeur, habitat, kos, sosialiteit en nes-tipe uitbeeld.

  • Verspreidingskaarte wat die voorkomsdigtheid en migrasiepatrone aandui.

  • 'n Stelsel wat al die voëls op uiterlike kenmerke en gedrag in 12 logiese groepe met kleurkodes indeel.

  • Volledige teks wat klem lë op identifikasie en gedrag, en ook bruikbare inligting verskaf oor voëlfamilies en kleiner groepe.


Iets oor die outeurs:


Ulrich Oberprieler het drie ander voëlboeke saam met Burger geskryf.  Hy is tans Bestuurder: Opvoeding van die Nasionale Dieretuin in Pretoria.  Hy is 'n entoesiastiese natuurlewefotograaf en baie bekend vir die uitstekende kursusse wat hy aanbied oor soogdiere, voëls en die omgewing.


Burger Cillié is 'n bekende natuurlewefotograaf en skrywer van twee veldgidse oor soogdiere van Suider-Afrika.  Hy en Ulrich is ook medeskrywers van twee park-eie veldgidse en drie ander veldgidse oor die voëls van Suider-Afrika.




Baie geluk aan die volgende personeellede wat graad ontvang het, of wie se kinders graad ontvang het gedurende die 2008 Herfspromosieplegtighede:  / Congratulations to the following staff members who received their degree, or who's children received their degree during the 2008 Autumn Graduation Ceremony:

  • Eridine Roux received her MMus (Musicology) degree.

  • Tiny Makua received her BAdmin (Hons): Public Management degree

Die volgende personeellede se kinders het grade ontvang: / The following staff members children received their degrees:

  • Fay Fabris-Rotelli’s daughter Keren - BIS Multimedia degree

  • Rolf Tönsing’s daughter Britta - BSc(Hons) Biotechnology degree

  • Rolf Tönsing’s son Christoph - MEng Computer Engineering degree

  • Antoinette Lourens’s son Jaco - BEng Civil degree

  • Antoinette Lourens’s son Corni - Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

  • Anna-Marie Young’s son Robert John - BEng Mechanical Engineering degree

  • Katrien Malan’s daughter Karien - Masters in Mathematical Statistics

  • Sunette Steynberg’s daughter Zana - Mechanical Engineering degree

  • Hannetjie Boshoff’s son Thinus - BMus degree & Education Licence at UNISA

  • Diana Gerritsen’s daughter Tanja – BCom(Hons) Accounting degree

  • Hilda Kriel's son Christiaan - Industrial Engineering

  • Hilda Kriel’s daughter Petronelle - Marketing and Communication degree

Contributed by Salomie Stolz


AIS Intranet Newsletter Publication / Publikasie van die AI Intranet Nuusbrief


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Events this

month ...
Gebeure dié

maand ...






National Youth / Nasionale Jeug

Month / Maand



International Children's Day


National Cancer Survivors' Day


International Day of Innocent Children - Victims of Aggression

3 General Library Meeting/Algemene Biblioteekvergadering
5 World Environmental Day
10 Information Specialist Meeting / Inligtingkundiges vergadering
14 World Blood Donor Day
15 World Elder Abuse Day
  Fathers Day / Vadersdag
16 Youth Day / Jeugdag
16-22 National Epilepsy Week
18 eService Steering Committee Meeting / eDiens Komiteevergadering



Schools Closed / Skole sluit

21 National Epilepsy Day
23-27 National Youth Health Indaba
24-30 SANCA Drug Awareness Week
24 Circulation Meeting
25-29 Innie Bos Lowveld National Arts Festival
26 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
28 Juliereses/July recess




Birthdays this

month ...
Verjaarsdae dié

maand ...




3 Vincent Ngoasheng
4 Alwine Kapp
5 Rika Brits
  Maria Mtsweni
6 Olivia Kruger
  Eunice Munyai
10 Devon Winkler
13 Rita Badenhorst
15 Beauty Bhengu
17 Hennie Muller
  Mathews Ntlatleng
18 Danie Malan
20 Tilungile Ntombiyozalo Ntshalintshali
21 Ina Smith
  Nozibele Mayekiso
22 Sello Baloyi
23 Tienie Briel
24 Audrey Mdlovu
26 Josephine Modiba
27 Shirley Gilmore





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C.J. Langenhoven




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