Dear Colleagues You are invited to contribute to the SEPTEMBER 2015 issue of LIASA-in-Touch. The due date for submission of articles is Friday 17 July 2015. We welcome articles on the following topics: LIASA Branch and Interest Group activities, especially the upcoming AGM’s and Annual Reports Letters to the Editor concerning the magazine and its
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The Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) has signed the Statement against Elsevier’s sharing policy issued by the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). The statement that includes the organizational and personal signatories is found here. Read the LIASA Statement
Prof Geoffrey Boulton, current CODATA president will be giving a lecture at University of Pretoria on 10 June 2015, titled at 16:00: Open data, big data and the future of science. Read more
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
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
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
KwaZulu-Natal HELIG invites you to a workshop on the following: Reference Tools Institutional Repositories Open Learning Systems IL Programs Click here for more information.
Please join the Western Cape Branch for the mentioned workshop. Click here for more information.
LIASA is pleased to announce that the Department of Arts and Culture has made available a grant in support of South African Public Librarians’ attendance of the IFLA 81st World Library and Information Congress. This grant will provide the opportunity to 100 library practitioners from South African Community and Public Libraries to attend the IFLA
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