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GAELIC Celebration Notes

Posted by gaelicnotes on December 15, 2010

*Congratulations to: Dr B Mbambo-Thata on being elected as the 2010 Unisa Woman of the Year

* To all staff members who wrote exams. Let’s hope they went well.

The GAELIC Strategic Plan

Well the GAELIC Summer Camp 2010 has come and gone and we had a really good time with lots of networking and discovery of new ideas or different ways to do thing. Read all about it and access the presentations here.

Once again thanks to all who participated by presenting or attending this event and thanks again to the National Library of South Africa (Pretoria Campus) for the use of their facilities.

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Future Note

Posted by gaelicnotes on December 15, 2010

The DISSAnet series of conferences are a biennial event to showcase South African and Southern African research in the broad field of Information Science. Previous conference details and papers to be found on the website at http://www.dissanet.com.

  • ASAIB Conference 13 May 2011    [Ditsong Military Museum, Saxonwold, Johannesburg]

Call for papers Marlene Burger burgem@unisa.ac.za 012-4296585  Madely du Preez preezm@unisa.ac.za 012-4296792

  • 77th IFLA World Library and Information Congress: ‘Libraries Beyond Boundaries: integration, innovation and information for all’     San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 13 – 18    2011.

The call for papers is out for several sessions already with the cutoff date in Jan 2011.

Reference and Information Services Section

Theme:Innovative Information Services in the Digital Environment”  Deadline for proposals: 22 January 2011 ‘Innovative Information Services in the Digital Environment’

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Future Notes

Posted by gaelicnotes on October 19, 2010

Call for papers: 4th Digital Scholarship and Curation Conference 17-19 May 2011

17 -19 May 2011  CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa   Innovation & collaboration in the digital research and learning environments

XIXth Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Library and Information Associations (SCECSAL) 6th – 9th December 2010, Gaborone, Botswana   http://www.scecsal.org/conferences/2010/s2010_events.html

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Past Notes

Posted by gaelicnotes on October 19, 2010

UNISA Research Seminar http://lisresearchsymposium.blogspot.com/

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Library World Notes

Posted by gaelicnotes on September 23, 2010

The International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) has been in existence since 1996.  An informal international group of approximately 200 library consortia in North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa, serving all types and sizes of libraries, it facilitates discussion among consortia on issues of common interest and is dedicated to keeping its members informed about electronic information resources, pricing practices of electronic publishers and vendors, and other issues.  Read their latest statement on the current unique financial crisis that is affecting the worldwide information community

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Futures Thinking for Academic Librarians: Higher Education in 2025

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) in the USA has released a new  report to  “prompt academic librarians to consider what trends may impact the  future  of higher education and to take strategic action now”.  The report is available on the ACRL Web site

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IFLA News

IFLA Africa Newsletter (June 2010) http://www.ifla.org/files/africa/newsletters/june-2010.pdf

World Library and Information Congress.  76th IFLA General Conference

“Open Access to Knowledge: Promoting Sustainable Progress” August 10-15 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden

Some presentations are available online  http://www.ifla.org/en/conferences-session-day/2010-08-13

IFLA 2011 :theme “Libraries beyond libraries: Integration, Innovation and Information for all”

13-18 August 2011, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Blog Notes

Posted by gaelicnotes on June 18, 2010

Need to find a conference? Take a look at the UNISA blog featuring upcoming events & conferences.  Read more here>>>>

The Library History Buff Blog by Larry Nix has some wonderful items to read about “Promoting the appreciation, enjoyment, and preservation of our library heritageRead about the Oldest overdue notice (Tues Feb 16 2010)    

Remember Lux Radio Theater? Well you can access and download 108 programmes to assist you remember. Visit the site here >>>> Lux Radio Theater was a radio anthology series, running 1 hour versions of popular Hollywood films from 1934 -1955. Though a bit atmospheric, with pops and crackles, audience laughter and applause this is an fascinating collection.

Thanks to the Cilip blog.

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Future Note

Posted by gaelicnotes on June 18, 2010

World Library and Information Congress: 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly “Open access to knowledge – promoting sustainable progress” 10-15 August 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden  Registration is open for IFLA 2010

Annual UNISA LIS Research Symposium – 29 and 30 July 2010.  Unisa School for Business Leadership (SBL), Midrand, Theme: Towards the 2020 African library and beyond Website: ttp://lisresearchsymposium.blogspot.com

PROLISA  (Progress in Library and Information Science in Southern Africa) Sixth biennial DISSAnet Conference UNISA, Pretoria   9 – 11 March 2011.  Call for papers Contact Patrick Ngulube ,gulup@unisa.ac.za.   Website

2nd UNISA Storytelling Festival and Conference on Reading Promotion and Storytelling for Children 6-8 October 2010.  Pretoria. Dept. of Information Science (UNISA)Children’s Literature Research Unit Prof Thomas van der Walt, UNISA vdwaltb@unisa.ac.za Website:

12th Annual LIASA Conference. 27 Sept to 1 Oct 2010 in Gauteng. Theme: “Libraries driving access to Knowledge”. Website : http://www.liasa.org.za/ Call for papers

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Future Note

Posted by gaelicnotes on June 11, 2010

South Africa National Library week runs from the 20th to 26th of March this year with the theme “Reading Changes Lives”.

The 10th Southern African Online Information Meeting: Past, Present and Future will be held at the CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria from 4th – 5th August 2010. Run by SAOUG (Southern African Online User Group), SLIS (Special Library Information Specialists) and OSALL (Organisation of SA Law Librarians) the call for papers is open until 3 May. Contact: glenda.myers@wits.ac.za

International Conference on Digital Scholarship and Emerging Technologies. 25-27 May 2010. University of Botswana New Conference Complex. Organized jointly by the University of Botswana, the University of Pretoria and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

The Future is Now: new roles and relationships for academic libraries. 16 – 18 May 2010. University of Johannesburg, Council Chambers, Kingsway campus. For more information >>>

2010 Annual LIS Research Symposium – University of South Africa (UNISA) Library Services and Department of Information Science. 22 to 23 July 2010. UNISA School for Business Leadership (SBL) in Midrand, Call for papers/poster presentations now open. For more information >>>

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Future Notes

Posted by gaelicnotes on June 7, 2010

“The Future is now: new roles and relationships for academic libraries” 17-18 May 2010 – University of Johannesburg’s Kingsway Campus, Auckland Park, Johannesburg.  Website

Archival Conference on Records and Archives in Support of Good Governance and Service Delivery 13-14 July 2010, at the University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa E-mail: ngulup@unisa.ac.za Website

Please note the new dates: “Towards the 2020 African library and beyond” the Annual LIS Research Symposium of the University of South Africa (UNISA) Library Services and Department of Information Science 29 and 30 July 2010. Unisa School for Business Leadership (SBL), Midrand. Email retiee@unisa.ac.za Website

10th Southern African Online Information Meeting: Past, Present and Future : CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria : 4th – 5th August 2010  Website

World Library and Information Congress: 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly “Open access to knowledge – promoting sustainable progress” 10-15 August 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden Website

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