Open Access Week 2010
Library and Information Congress: 76th IFLA General
Conference and Assembly
Personeelnuus / Staff news
e-Boek vir November /
e-Book for November
boek van die maand /
November book of the month
this month / Verjaardae hierdie maand
Het jy geweet.... / Did you know .....
Open Access Week 2010
It was THAT time of the
year again – Jacarandas were blooming, the first rains
had fallen and it was time for the annual Open Access
Week celebrations. And yet again, we celebrated in
style! I was an invited speaker at the University of the
Witwatersrand‘s Open Access Programme on Tuesday 19
October and was requested to talk about my involvement
in our repositories (UPeTD and UPSpace), the Jonathan
Jansen Collection, our mandate, its challenges and
success stories. Our director, Robert Moropa was one of
the presenters at the Open Scholarship Seminar at Unisa
on Wednesday 20 October with the following topic: “Establishing
an Open Access Mandate at the University of Pretoria”.
This Open Access Week an
effort was made to involve students at the University of
Pretoria - except for the Open access competition, the
Student Wall was painted with the Open Access logo and
news articles appeared in both the Perdeby (18 October
2010) and Beeld Kampus (13 Oktober 2010). Posters and
bookmarks in support of the Open Access mandate were
distributed on campus beforehand (by Carin Bisschof,
Mark Ingram and the Open Access team), invitations were
sent to our VIP guests to inform them of the event and
an open invitation was repeatedly posted on campus
Thursday 21 October, the Open Scholarship Office in
cooperation with the Department of Research and
Innovation, presented our own Open Access programme.
Both Robert Moropa and Dr Patricia Smit welcomed the
attendees, before Monica Hammes presented the keynote
speaker, Dr Tobias Schonwetter. Dr Schonwetter, legal
head of Creative Commons South Africa, congratulated UP
for being the first university in Africa to adopt a
mandate for its research publications. He explained the
Creative Commons license and its uses to the audience in
a lively and active presentation which was well
received. Next on the agenda was the announcement of the
6 winners of the sponsored @Mire 4 GB USB flash drives.
The winners were lecturers Dr Louwrence Erasmus (Department
of Animal & Wildlife Sciences), Kosie Eloff (Department
of Information Science), Dr Martina Crole (Department of
Anatomy & Physiology), postgraduate students Niel Malan
(Department of Chemistry), Emile Silvis (Department of
Informatics) and lastly our library colleague Maggie
Open Access team consisting of Carin Bisschof, Elsa
Coertze, Sindy Hlabangwane, Mark Ingram, Anneline Van
der Gryp, Hendriette Jansen van Vuuren, Gloria Maripane,
Susan Marsh, Una Mgwenya, Tebogo Mogakane, Carien Naude,
Elna Randall, Mmakgoshi Reetseng, rounded the afternoon
off, by showcasing their very important message printed
on the back of their T-shirts, namely: What’s good
enough for Harvard, is good enough for UP! Elna Randall,
Elsa Coertze and Una Mgwenya were responsible for the
refreshments and saw to it that the afternoon session
was ended off with tasty snacks and juice.
Those of you who attended
the event should go and check out the photographs posted
http://openaccessweek.ning.com/ – you might have
been noticed by one of our photographers....Requests
were received for dr Schonwetters’s presentation – it
has already been submitted to UPSpace and can be viewed
Thanks to the enthusiastic Open Access team – especially
those of you who walked the extra mile and secured that
this event was a success. You are Open Access stars!
Watch this space – we’ll see you again next year, same
time, but new venue!
Contributed by Elsabé Olivier
of the Leadership grant awarded to the University of
Pretoria Library Services by the Carnegie Corporation of
New York (CCNY), the Centre for African Library
Leadership (CALL) hosted the first one-week residential
Train-the-Trainer Programme at Leriba Lodge in
Centurion, from 18-23 July 2010.
Programme has been offered to participants of the first
two Carnegie Library Leadership Academies. In response
to a call for application, ten library leaders have been
selected for participation and have since successfully
completed the Programme. They will form part of an
envisaged pool of 30 national trainers that will
benefit the South African Library and Information
Services (LIS) sector in future.
Congratulations to Jacob Mothutsi who was ons of
the ‘Train-the-Trainer stars’. He proudly represented
the UPLS and commented: “It was a wonderful and
productive time; the training has changed and enhanced
my knowledge base; it has been the start of a
never-ending journey in my professional and personal
from the public library sector:
Christians (City of Cape Town Libraries); Abigail Chuene
(Polokwane Municipal Libraries); Motsarome Mabena (City
of Tshwane Metro Libraries); Nkhensani Mulaudzi (City of
Johannesburg Libraries) and Pranisha Parag (Msunduzi
Participants from the academic library sector:
Modisa Khosie (University of Limpopo
Library); Sulaiman Majal (Cape Peninsula University of
Technology); Annah Matodzi (University of Venda
Library); Jacob Mothutsi (University of Pretoria Library
Services) and Suzette Oosthuizen (University of Fort
intention of the practical programme is to equip
participants who are involved in training and
facilitation at their libraries or in their local LIASA
branches, with the necessary skills to act confidently
as trainers/facilitators in the professional arena.
objectives of the Programme are
create an awareness of what effective training and
- how to
use situational appropriate training and facilitation
develop key presentation, training and facilitation
- and to
share tips for successful facilitation and training.
Participants have also been introduced to the current
SETA landscape, the national skills development
structures and the implementation of workplace training
within the context of organisational objectives and
Programme has indeed equipped a unique group of library
leaders with skills to become more effective within the
South African LIS environment. They emerged from the
week’s intense training as inspired and motivated
individuals, who are committed to apply the newfound
skills and tools to the advantage of others in their own
libraries, institutions and regions.
Programme which is aimed at adding value to the LIS
profession has been excellently facilitated by Johan and
Lucille Greeff from Treetops
Management & Development Consultants (Pty) Ltd.
from Angeles Arien, offered to the group by Johan and
Lucille, perfectly sums up the depth of personal and
professional growth of this training intervention:
“Those who have come and participated are changed
Front: Suzette Oosthuizen, Abigail
Chuene, Nkhensani Mulaudzi, Modisa Khosie, Jacob
Back: Pranisha Parag, Annah Matodzi,
Sulaiman Majal, Motsarome Mabena, Samantha
World Library and Information Congress: 76th IFLA
General Conference and Assembly
Robert, Ujala en Soekie het UP by die
“76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly”
vanaf 10-15 Augustus 2010 in Gothenburg, Swede
Dit is ‘n konferensie wat deur 3000+
internasionale afgevaardigdes bygewoon is. Die tema was
“Open Access to Knowledge – promoting sustainable
Allen Tise, president of IFLA said in
her welcoming address she is thrilled and honoured with
the theme, not just because it is inspired by her
presidential theme or because it promotes equitable
access to information, but due to the fact that she
passionately believes that knowledge is a critical
factor influencing all spheres of life and access to
knowledge is critical for the equal growth of society of
The keynote speaker at the
opening session was Jan Elaisson, the former president
of the United Nations General Assembly and Minister of
Foreign Affairs of Sweden.
Hy het ‘n besondere indruk
op my gemaak en sy toespraak, The power of the word –
communication and access to information in a global
world, was beslis iets om na te luister.
He talked about his
childhood, how poor they were but his parents, who had
limited school education, but who had a great deal of
respect for knowledge and did everything in their power to
make their children aware of the importance of
knowledge. This had a tremendous influence on his
future. Die res van die toespraak het dan ook gegaan
oor respek vir woorde en wat die uitwerking van die
gebruik van woorde in die wêreld kan hê.
After the opening session we were entertained by a live
ABBA performance. It was wonderful. The conference
attendees joined the performers by starting to dance and
Each of the following 3
days started with a unique speech by very interesting
Henning Mankell – To be able to read and write: a
question of dignity. He shared with us his experiences
with street children in Mozambique.
Hans Rosling – A fact base world view. A study which he
conducted on the knowledge of medical students on global
Sture Allén – The Nobel Prize in literature. Hierdie
was ‘n baie insiggewende praatjie oor die Nobelprys en
alles wat daarmee saamgaan.
If you want to listen to
these speakers, go to:
Die res van die program
was vol interessante aanbiedinge en aangesien dit
onmoontlik is om alles by te woon, sal ek net ‘n paar
Innovation and Mobile in Libraries: Future is web-scale,
cloud computing, mobile technology, mashups, etc.
Continuing professional development and workplace
learning with information technology.
Information technology, cataloguing with classification
and indexing with knowledge management.
Acquisitions and Collection Development.
Academic and Research Libraries
Please visit the IFLA
website to view the papers
Swede is ‘n pragtige land,
skoon en baie georganiseerd. Die verkeer vloei
ongelooflik vinnig en voetgangers kry voorkeur. Baie
mense ry fiets en daarvoor is daar spesiale rybane. Jy
kan ook ‘n fiets huur deur slegs geld in die slotmasjien
te gooi wat dit dan oopsluit. Jy parkeer die fiets dan
net weer by ‘n slotmasjien as jy jou bestemming bereik.
Daar is ook verskeie
museums wat ek darem kon besoek danksy die verlengde
besoektye aangesien daar ook ‘n kultuurfees aan die gang
was. Alle toegang was ook gedurende hierdie fees
As gas van Elsevier het ek
‘n bootrit meegemaak en kon ek die stad van ‘n ander
hoek besigtig. Pragtige vakansiehuise is op die eilande
en kusgebied gebou. Dit laat mens nogal dink aan die kus
vanaf Kaapstad tot Plettenbergbaai met al die
vakansiehuise maar die gebied in Swede is net meer plat.
Baie dankie aan bestuur vir die geleentheid wat ek gehad
het om IFLA by te woon, asook die geleentheid om hierdie
pragtige land te kon besoek. Baie dankie ook aan Diana
wat al die reëlings getref het.
IFLA is the global voice of the
library and information profession, and its annual
conference serves as a meeting ground for library
and information professionals from around the world.
It serves as a venue for librarians to learn from
one another. The IFLA forum promotes international
cooperation, research and development in all fields
related to library activities.
IFLA's objectives are:
To represent librarianship in matters
of international interest
To promote the
of library personnel
To develop, maintain and promote
guidelines for library services
The objectives are informed by the
following core values:
The endorsement of the principles of
freedom of expression
embodied in Article 19 of the
Universal Declaration of Human
The belief that people, communities
and organizations need universal and equitable
access to information,
ideas and works of imagination for their social,
educational, cultural, democratic and economic
The conviction that delivery of high
quality library and information services helps
guarantee that access
The commitment to enable all Members
of the Federation to engage in, and benefit from,
its activities without regard to citizenship,
disability, ethnic origin, gender, geographical
location, language, political philosophy, race or
Since the attendance of my first IFLA
conference in 2002, I have learned how to navigate
the IFLA programme, which is extremely full and
daunting. It is important to plan ahead and
know which meetings and sessions to attend as the
parallel session often preclude one from attending
all the presentations one would like to attend.
However IFLA 2010 at Goteborg, Sweden was different
in that tracks were introduced which enabled one to
make a selection of presentations based on thematic
interest. These tracks were:
Open access and digital resources
Policy, strategy and advocacy
Users driving access and services
Tools and techniques
Ideas, innovations, anticipating the
As an international platform, it is
extremely interesting to watch the different styles
of conducting meetings and discussions, as well as
listening to the different individual and country
perspectives on issues of importance. For South
Africans it was a proud moment to watch a fellow
South African, Ms Ellen Tise, lead IFLA as its
I attended the meetings of the
Continuing Professional Development and Workplace
Learning (CPDWL); Africa; Information Literacy and
Library Buildings and Equipment sections.
Discussions at the CPDWL meeting elicited that staff
development is not a strategic objective of most
libraries and associations and happens on an adhoc
basis. I was able to share our experience within
UPLS and LIASA where CPD is a strategic focus area.
The 2011 CPDWL pre-conference, to be held in Puerto
Rico, will now include the topic of locating CPD as
a strategy and share challenges and successes from
libraries around the world.
I was also invited to attend the
Building Stronger Library Associations (BSLA)
meetings. IFLA has designed several online training
programmes on Advocacy, the IFLA Internet Manifesto
and Access to Public Health Information through
Libraries, which are to be piloted and used by
members. The Library Leadership Academy has
generated a lot of interest and the possibility of
introducing some of these online programmes was
discussed. The BSLA programme aims to build capacity
of library associations and the selected countries
are Botswana, Lithuania, Ukraine, Lebanon, Cameroon
and Peru. In this regard, LIASA is highly respected
and is considered a strong library association.
I also had discussions with
representatives of the Gates Foundation which is
interested in designing a leadership programme for
The Haiti update session included a
presentation by the Director of the National Library
of Haiti, Francoise Thybulle and Elisabeth
Pierre-Louis, Library Programme Director of
FOKAL based in
Port-au-Prince. The security cameras at the
National Library in Haiti captured a measure of
the impact that the earthquake had on the library.
This session highlighted some of the organisations,
initiatives and project that are committed to help
the rebuilding of Haitian libraries.
At every IFLA Dr Rookaya Bawa from
the Carnegie Corporation of New York hosts meetings
with grantees. We were invited to a dinner meeting
where we met with other South African grantees from
the Higher Education sector. Sabinet, the Research
Libraries Consortium, the National research
Foundation, and colleagues from Ghana and Uganda
attended. The Corporation is extremely pleased with
the progress of the grant and the way it is being
IFLA is a great networking
opportunity and for cementing international
partnerships and friendships. I always return to
South Africa knowing that we are doing amazingly
well as the library and information services sector.
to Julene Vermeulen on her appointment as Manager of the
Faculty Library Humanities, Theology and Social
Sciences. We wish her good health and wisdom in
carrying out the important task awaiting her and may the
new challenge bring her joy and fulfilment. We
know that responsibilities of this nature inevitably
Hier volg 'n baie kort profiel deur
het begin Januarie 1983 as ‘n 18 jarige by die destydse
Tydskrifte afdeling begin werk. Met die verloop van
jare gestudeer en gebruik gemaak van wonderlike
geleenthede wat oor my pad gekom het. Ek kon groei as
mens, emosioneel en professioneel . My laaste pos was
as inligtingkundige vir Politieke Wetenskappe en Moderne
Ons wens Julene alle voorspoed toe in
haar nuwe pos!
(previously from Pre-Clinical Library) has joined
the Jotello F Soga Library on the Onderstepoort Campus
from 1 November 2010. She will be responsible for our
circulation desk as well as our interlending services.
Avoiding Time Robbers
you believe November is already here! We all hear
how time flies and it truly does. It seems to go by
faster each year. When you were a child, do you
remember adults telling you, "The older you get, the
faster time goes"? I certainly do. So is it that we
are really getting older or just that the pace of
our lifestyle is faster in 21st century? I'll let
you be the judge.
In the meantime, I'd like to share some of my tips
to help you use your time more wisely so you can
feel more productive at the end of the day.
are many things throughout the day that can rob our
time. They may not seem significant by themselves.
But add them up, and they can equal minutes or even
hours of wasted time!
How quickly time flies:
beverage, say hello to co-workers, unpack desk
Stop in hall
throughout the day to speak with co-workers 40
Take time in
restroom to visit with co-worker 20 mins.
Extended lunch and
breaks 30 mins.
calls 20 mins.
130 mins. or 2.166 hours!
not keep putting off a task that needs to be
done. Tackle tasks promptly. Remember and use
the rule: Handle each piece of paper twice!
others from disrupting you at your desk. Watch
your body language. Don't relax or fold your
arms, etc. Do be friendly, but direct. Say
something like, "Bill, I'd like to talk to you,
but I'm in the middle of a deadline." Keep
personal phone calls to a minimum. Keep
telephone interruptions polite, but brief. Stick
to the issue at hand. Avoid unnecessary talking
throughout your day. This might seem like a
minor time robber, but it adds up.
Save steps by organizing your work logically
according to the errands you must do to avoid
unnecessary trips back and forth.
Lack of Detail:
When given a project or task, get all the
information you can at once. This way you will
avoid going back several times to the person who
initiated the task. On the other hand, when you
need something from someone, make sure you give
them all the details.
Inability to Say
Of course you want
to be helpful, but what if you are already
swamped? How do you decide when to say "no" to a
request? Ask yourself if this is part of your
job or an extension of it. If it's neither, is
it a way to advance your career, or are you
being taken advantage of?
is an unexpected interruption of major impact
above and beyond the normal day's events that
requires your immediate attention. Expect the
unexpected to occur during your day. Head off
crises by finding out why things keep going
wrong and learning to anticipate the outcome of
Establish some quiet time throughout the day to
get yourself reorganized and mentally back on
be efficient on the wrong task or ineffective on the
right task at the wrong time. Efficiency is doing
things right. Effectiveness is doing the right
Source: OPSA Terrific Tuesday Newsletter 2010
Contributed by Diana
e-Boek vir November / e-Book for November
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
Kyk gerus daarna en
terugvoer is baie welkom.
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,
library now in a position to buy and promote more
Enjoy this new
development - feedback and comments are welcome.
Cult of analytics [electronic
resource] : driving online marketing strategies using
Web analytics / Steve Jackson.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann,
Contributed by Chrissie Boeyens
November boek van die maand / November book of the
Embracing Hout Bay : over a century of making things
happen from Dorman & Son to Mariner's Wharf and Fisherman's World © 2010 edited
by Gwynne Schrire
Visitors to and residents of Hout Bay
will welcome this magnificently illustrated book which
describes how it developed from a source of timber to
the beautiful village it is today, with its world-famous
Mariner's Wharf - the first such harbourfront emporium
in Africa and the Southern Hemisphere - and Fisherman's
World, a themed olden-days fishing village in the
Contributed by Katrien Malan
Intranet Newsletter Publication /
Publikasie van die Biblioteek Intranet Nuusbrief
Indien jy enige kommentaar
of voorstelle oor die nuusbrief het, epos ons asseblief
- ons hoor graag jou opinie.
have any comments or suggestions about our newsletter,
then please mail us on
we are very keen to hear your opinions.
To contribute, please e-mail
Contributions can be in Afrikaans or English.
Om 'n bydrae te maak e-pos asb. vir
Bydraes kan in Afrikaans of Engels wees.
Mev M Roux
Mr M H Phala
jy geweet .......
Did you know.......
The world’s libraries store more than a 100
million original volumes.
The largest web bookshop, Amazon.com, stores almost 3 million
The Library of Congress, the largest library in the world,
stores 18 million books on approximately 850 km (530 miles) of
bookshelves. The collections include 119 million items, 2
million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4 million maps and
53 million manuscripts.
2 billion people still cannot read.
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
The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses
every letter of the alphabet.