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Posted by gaelicnotes on December 15, 2010

The launch of the Unisa’s Mobile Library …

The Unisa Library is the first academic library in Africa to introduce this service on wheels which allows then the  opportunity to take library material, resources and training to remote clients.

Congratulations to the President, Ms Naomi Haasbroek and the President-elect, Ms Ujala Satgoor We wish you and the Representative Council much success.

12th LIASA Annual Conference opening speech by Ms Lulu Xingwana is now available on the LIASA website Take a look >>>

SA Library week– 19-26 March2011

The theme for the 2011 SA Library week is  “Read in Your Language @ Your Library”. One of the aims is to get the slogan translated into all 11 official languages. The lack of a reading culture is of great concern and greater awareness should be raised.  While reading is high on the agenda from various sectors, the Library Week theme speaks to this issue, stresses the importance of mother tongue instruction while at the same time promotes the use of libraries.  Read more here>>>>

A new revamped Rhodes University Library ….

Take a look at the new library Photos

Read about the project here >>>>

The Bodleian Library expands
The official opening of the library’s new £26-million ($41-million U.S.) book storage facility in South Marston, Wiltshire. Over the next year, nearly six million books will be moved there this is the biggest book move since the Bodleian first opened its doors to scholars in 1602…. (from BBC News, Oct. 7)

  • African Portal: an Open Access repository on Public Policy The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) announced the launch of the Africa Portal, an tool to share insights on Africa and publish work on policy issues.  A collaboration between CIGI, Makerere University in Kampala, and the South African Institute of International Affairs in Johannesburg it features an online library collection, issues section, experts directory, and international events calendar  Being open access the information is free for full-text download.

The NLSA joins the World Digital Library Project : John Tsebe signed a partnership agreement with the World Digital Library Project (WDLP), a joint project of the Library of Congress and UNESCO, which makes significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world available on the internet   From a U.S. Embassy (South Africa Announcement):

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