Author Archives: LIASA

Women, Information and Libraries SIG Satellite Meeting, 11-12 Aug. 2015

Registration is now open for the satellite meeting to be hosted by the IFLA Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group (WIL) in cooperation with the University of South Africa (UNISA) Library and the UNISA Women’s Forum. Theme: “How can the Library and Information Services profession contribute to the post-2015 sustainable development goals related to women?” The

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Statement against Elsevier’s sharing policy

Organizations around the world denounce Elsevier’s new policy that impedes open access and sharing On April 30, 2015, Elsevier announced a new sharing and hosting policy for Elsevier journal articles. This policy represents a significant obstacle to the dissemination and use of research knowledge, and creates unnecessary barriers for Elsevier published authors in complying with

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Carnegie Grant awarded to UP Dept. of Information Science

The Department of Information Science, University of Pretoria, was awarded a grant by the Carnegie Corporation of New York to offer eight four-week residential continuing professional development (CPD) programmes for qualified librarians from Sub-Saharan Africa, for the period 2014 – 2016. The aims of the programme are to: Empower the next generation of library and

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IFLA Registrations open for pre-conference satellite meeting 12-13 August 2015, Pretoria

The IFLA News Media Section is pleased to announce that registrations are open for the pre-conference satellite meeting planned for 12-13 August 2015 in Pretoria. Venue: Dinokeng Game Reserve Theme: Newspaper e-publishing trends: the stewardship role of libraries Both printed and online newspapers are critical sources of primary information for library users worldwide. Whether it

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