Author Archives: LIASA

Public Libraries at the Crossroads, 13-14 Aug. 2015

Public library services around the world have reached the cross-roads. Collection formats and community needs continue to evolve at a rapid pace. Technology plays a major role providing people with access to information; bringing library staff out from behind the desk to engage with users and delivering programs and activities, to suit the local community.

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Systematic–Public Library of the Year Award 2015

The prize is awarded by the Danish Agency for Culture as a part of the Model Programme for Public Libraries with IT company Systematic as sponsor. Therefore the award is named ‘Systematic – Public Library of the Year Award’. The target group is public libraries, i.e. municipality libraries. Applications can be made by individual municipalities.

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Call for Articles – LIASA-in-Touch September 2015

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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LIASA signs Statement against Elsevier’s sharing policy

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

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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