We Celebrated

International Literacy Day

on September 8, 2010

Biblioteek Intranet Nuus
Library Intranet News

 

Departement Biblioteekdienste 

Universiteit van Pretoria 

 
          Department of Library Services 

University of Pretoria 

        September 2010 Uitgawe 1 ē September 2010 Issue 1  

 

INHOUD  ē  CONTENTS

 

&   Genealogical Society of South Africa visits Special Collections

&   UPLS 2010 Skills Development

&   UP Library Services welcomes new staff member

&   Boost your Professional Effectiveness

&   e-Boek vir September / e-Book for September

&   September boek van die maand / September book of the month

&   Birthdays of this month / Verjaardae hierdie maand

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

 

Genealogical Society of South Africa visits Special Collections

The local branch of the Genealogical Society of South Africa visited the Library and in particular Special Collections on 14th August.  Their chief aim was to familiarise themselves with our resources and services and how to utilise them as day users.  But they were also keen to view our collections and the Old Merensky.

 

Please note that the date fell on a Saturday and that the visitors numbered about 70.  We tried, but failed, to visualise 70 people trooping all at once through the confined areas of Special Collections. Still, we did not go into a flat spin. We saw it as a good opportunity for networking and community involvement. We calmly gathered our Africana friends around us and made a plan.

 

 It was decided to divide the group into three and to keep all three entertained at the same time Ė and to rotate them twice, of course.  Which meant that Faan had to conduct three groups  of people on a tour through Africana and the Old Merensky, one after the other, showing them our  collection of published genealogical works (on special display in the Old Merensky), some rare and valuable books, Eridineís music collections and of course the Moerdijk masterpiece itself. Being a genealogist of note himself,  Faan spoke the visitorsí language, and was the best man for the job of telling them who we are, what we do and what we have on our shelves.

 

Thank you, Faan, for being our friend and volunteering your services on a Saturday morning.

 

Another volunteer was Anja, who passed up an opportunity to play war games with her husband and friends and rallied around our flag instead. She took on UPSpace and demonstrated it three times in a row in the Committee Room.  For the majority of the visitors it was the first time that they heard terms such as open access and full text information resources.  They were especially pleased to learn about the journal called Pretoriana (all the issues from no. 1 -  89 are available on UPSpace with the rest soon to follow) because of its plentiful biographical and genealogical information.

 

Thank you Anja, for staying loyal even though youíre no longer on our staff.

 

The third group was informed about library use and access to library resources by means of a Power Point presentation in the PSK, with yours truly as their host.  Some of them were pleasantly surprised to learn that the library is not only for use by UP staff and students, albeit at a fee, and that they can have access to e-resources inside the library.

 

Katrien was on duty in Africana but managed to visit all three venues with her camera to record the event for posterity. The great success of the visit was also due to help received from Una (arrangements),  Alett  (e-resources) and our in-house IT support system called Mari.

 

   

 

Contributed by Pieter van der Merwe

UPLS 2010 Skills Development
2010 SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FUND
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

AMC

International

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 member / Departement Biblioteekdienste verwelkom nuwe personeellid

 

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

 

Mr Sagren Naidoo, Information Specialist at Medical Library


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

 

 

Contributed by Salomie Stolz

 

Boost your Professional Effectiveness

Wisdom in the best companies and organizations resides in the support staff as much as, if not more than, members of the management team!

Here were her four observations on how to be most effective in the office. I think they're an excellent refresher for us all.

1.       Be a hub of information, not a rest stop. In this too-busy business world, it can be easy to let important information sit idle on our desks as we justify that other priorities take precedence. However, information is the true currency of business! If we fail to provide data or news to others that can help them do their work, we fail our employer and even ourselves. So move information quickly, and keep it going! Do all you can to improve communication in your office.

2.       In a meeting, are you taking the minutes or are you part of the minutes? It's easy to attend meetings and "zone out" - especially since studies show that many meetings are unnecessary! The challenge for success-minded professionals like you is to engage yourself in what's happening in the meeting, not simply take notes you may never consult again. Contribute your thoughts when they add real value. Change the direction and the tenor of the meeting so the outcome is even more actionable and positive. Bottom line: Get involved! 

3.       Be "future focused," especially when you're overwhelmed. The typical human reaction to stress is to fixate on the current situation. Result: People literally forget the future and fail to plan for it - which only makes them feel even more overwhelmed. Talk about a vicious cycle! Break it by intentionally pausing during stressful times, thinking about pending work and planning ahead how you'll handle it. The more aware you are, the more prepared you'll be when the future finally rolls around. 

4.       Make yourself a work priority. Take care of your health - mentally and physically - on a daily basis, and never, ever take it for granted. Even the "engine that could" needed fuel to get up the mountain, and tracks to guide it to the top. We're no different! True, I advocate testing your limitations and stretching life's parameters so you ultimately become the very best you can be. But you must know your limits, too. Only by being "fully functional" and making yourself a priority equal to any other in the workplace can you achieve stardom in your career!

Source:  OPSA Terrific Tuesday Newsletter 16 March 2010

 

Contributed by Diana Gerritsen

 

e-Boek vir Augustus / e-Book for August

 

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.

 

≥≥≥≥ : ≥≥≥≥

 

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.

 

*~*~*~*

 

View Details

Quantitative tourism industry analysis : introduction to input-output, social accounting matrix modeling,

and tourism satellite accounts / Tadayuki Hara.

Hara, Tadayuki.

2008 Butterworth Heinemann (US)
Series:
ISBN: 9780750684996
Hardback xiv, 259 p., 7 p. of plates
Last Received by Blackwell: 04/17/2009
USD 89.95
Low stock

 

 

Contributed by Chrissie Boeyens 

                                                                                                                              

September boek van die maand /September book of the month

 
Nieuwoudtville Bokkeveld Plateau & Hantam : a guide to the wild flowers of Nieuwoudtville, Calvininia, Botterkloof © 1997 / John Manning & Peter Goldblatt

 

Foreword : Having visited Nieuwoudtville in September 1996 when the heavy rains had caused the flowering to be truly spectacular, I am really delighted to introduce this guidebook written by real experts on the regional flora.

Read more...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 diť

maand ...

   

 

 

 

 

September

 

is

 

Toerisme / Tourism

 

  Month / Maand

 

 

 

1 Secretary's Day
6 Library Exco Meeting
6-11 Kidney Awareness Week
6-12 Back Week
6-12 Pharmacy Week
6-13 National Book Week
8 International Literacy Day
8 Library Management Forum Meeting
  UP Lentedag vanaf 12:00 / Spring Day from 12:00
  World Rabies Day
9 International Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day
12 World Oral Health Day
13 Library Exco Meeting
14 Exco Monthly Strategic Planning Session
15 International Day of Democracy
16 International Day of the Protection of the Ozone Layer
17 Clean up World Weekend
20

Library Exco Meeting

20-26 World Retina Week
21 World Alzheimer's Day
  International Day of Peace
22 e-Steering Committee Meeting

24

Erfenisdag / Heritage Day
26 World Retina Day
  World Heart Day
27 Library Exco Meeting
  World Tourism Day

 

 

 

Birthdays this

month ...


Verjaarsdae diť

maand ...

 

 

 

3 Cynthia Mashaba
5 David Mahlangu
  Renata Shilubana-Lechaba
9 Marguerite Nel
10 Alet Nell
  Mogau Edwin Maja
11 Heidi Visser
12 Magda Engelbrecht
13 Helmien van den Berg
14 Eridine Roux
15 Maggie Moropane
  Zebulon Malatsi
17 Heleen Steyn
21 Abel Maboko
23 Annemarie Pienaar
24 Vaydin Slaters
  Renette Collins
25 Jacob Mothutsi
29 Bettie de Kock
  Simon Grimbeek

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Books are the quietist and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers."

 

  ~ Charles W. Eliot ~

(1834 - 1926),

The Happy Life, 1896

 

 

 

 

 

 

Het jy geweet .......

Did you know.......

 

Switching letters is called spoonerism. For example, saying jag of Flapan, instead of flag of Japan.

 

Eating
Recipes for placing meat between slices of bread date back to Roman times. However, that was for steak, not minced meat. Thus, the steak burger is older than the hamburger!

Sausage is one of the oldest forms of processed food, having been mentioned in Homerís Odyssey in the 9th century BC.

The tongue is a muscle with glands, sensory cells, and fatty tissue that helps to moisten food with saliva. You cannot taste food unless it is mixed with saliva. For instance, if salt is placed on a dry tongue, the taste buds will not be able to identify it. As soon as saliva is added, the salt dissolves and the taste sensation takes place.

There are 4 basic tastes. The salt and sweet taste buds are at the tip of the tongue, bitter at the base, and sour along the sides.



See: Why is it called a hamburger although it contains no ham?
 
Eating
Recipes for placing meat between slices of bread date back to Roman times. However, that was for steak, not minced meat. Thus, the steak burger is older than the hamburger!

Sausage is one of the oldest forms of processed food, having been mentioned in Homerís Odyssey in the 9th century BC.

The tongue is a muscle with glands, sensory cells, and fatty tissue that helps to moisten food with saliva. You cannot taste food unless it is mixed with saliva. For instance, if salt is placed on a dry tongue, the taste buds will not be able to identify it. As soon as saliva is added, the salt dissolves and the taste sensation takes place.

There are 4 basic tastes. The salt and sweet taste buds are at the tip of the tongue, bitter at the base, and sour along the sides.



See: Why is it called a hamburger although it contains no ham?
 

The reason honey is so easy to digest is that itís already been digested by a bee.

 

 


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