Call for Papers: 14th IUG-SA Annual Conference 2016

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Theme: III Inside Out: Share your expertise

Date: 23 – 25 November 2016

The Innovative User Group of Southern Africa (IUG-SA) Local Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that the 14th 2016 IUG-SA Annual Conference will be hosted by the Vaal University of Technology from 23 – 25 November 2016. This is the forum where member libraries share their experiences, constrains, opportunities, challenges and solutions in connection with the Library Management Systems offered by III.

IUG-SA 2016 invites all Millennium and Sierra members to submit proposals for papers, panel discussions or workshops. Our theme is “III Inside Out: Share Your Expertise”.


  • Systems access
  • Data maintenance
  • Electronic Resources Management
  • I/R applications (e.g. Vital Contentpro)
  • Encore Discovery layer
  • Circulation Module
  • Acquisition Module
  • Cataloguing Module
  • Decision Center
  • Encore Duet
  • OPAC / WebPAC systems
  • Data Integration (All Modules)
  • System migration to Sierra: Lessons learned
  • RDA
  • WebPAC Usability
  • Serials handling
  • New trends
  • Sierra experience

Proposals should include:

  • An abstract of paper (approximately 700 words).
  • A summary of the author(s) details (name, institution, position, email) and brief biographical statement of no more than 100 words.

Proposals should be submitted electronically to Biziwe Tembe ( or Mirriam Sandase ( not later than 30 April 2016.