SANLiC endeavours to keep its members informed about conferences, webinars and other events that may be of particular interest and such information will be posted here on a regular basis. Should you be aware of any event which may be of interest to fellow members, please forward to us the details so that we may consider adding it to this page.
UKSG Free Webinar “Digital resources and library services: meeting the challenge of engagement”
This webinar is based on experiences of working over the past two years with further education (FE) colleges to help them increase engagement with digital resources and library services. It draws on the recommendations of librarians/learning resources managers. The emphasis will be on non-technical approaches to enhance student experience, learning and teaching.
For more information and to register, please click here.
Date: Tuesday 16 May 2017 | Time: 12:30 BST (British Summer Time) – 13:30 South African time | Duration: 45-60 minutes including Q&A
Speakers: Lis Parcell, Jisc & Elizabeth Newbold, Activate Learning
- SANLiC Conference 2017 – click here to register.
International Open Access Week – October 23 – 29, 2017. Click here to read more.
These webinars of interest may still be accessible:
- SCOAP3 has achieved over 8,000 high energy physics journals in less than two years via the SCOAP3 Repository (http://scoap3.org/scoap3-repository). Check this webinar out if you want to understand why it is such a good idea: click here.
- Project transfer for librarians: Making Your Life Easier When Titles Change Hands
Friday, May 20, 1:00pm – 2:00pm (ET) (19:00 SA Time)
Can’t make it on the webinar day? RSVP to receive the event recording, and access the information conveniently and at any time.
- On Tuesday 24 May 2016, the UKSG is hosting a free webinar: COUNTER for Librarians! This is an introduction to the COUNTER initiative, an international standard for measuring online electronic resource usage. For more details and how to register, click here.
SANLiC supports the principal of Open Access in terms of a means of increasing access to information and the goal of reducing the overall cost of library collections. While SANLiC recognizes that the goals of Open Access are not always achieved, especially in terms of overall costs, it nevertheless does what it can to support continuous improvement toward increasing access and reducing costs.
- SCOAP3 – The Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics, has developed an innovative model to achieve “Gold” Open Access to leading high-quality, peer-reviewed journals in High-Energy Physics (HEP). SANLiC is a proud member. SCOAP3 converts key journals in the field of High-Energy Physics to Open Access at no cost for authors.
Access the SCOAP3 Repository here or click here to read the latest newsletter.
To get an excellent overview of SCOAP3, watch this SCOAP3 2016 Forum webinar here.
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
- Complete list of 2016 Springer Nature Open Access Journals
DHET Accredited Journal Lists for Publications to be made in 2017
Click here to access the following publications:
- Approved South African Journals
Department of Higher Education and Training List of Approved South African Journals (January 2016)
- ISI List
- Norwegian List
- ScieLO SA
The Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) SA is South Africa’s premier open-access (free to access and free to publish) searchable full-text journal database in service of the South African research community.
Other useful websites and links
African Library and Information Associations and Institutions
Conference of Directors of National Libraries
Launched in March 2002, COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources) is an international initiative serving librarians, publishers and intermediaries by setting standards that facilitate the recording and reporting of online usage statistics in a consistent, credible and compatible way.
Committee for Higher Education Libraries of South Africa
EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) works with libraries to enable access to knowledge for education, learning, research and sustainable community development. Our vision is a world in which all people have the knowledge they need to achieve their full potential.
International Coalition of Library Consortia
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
Library and Information Association of South Africa
The South African National Research Information Consortium (SANRIC) is a collaborative body which strives, through access to information, to enable and support globally competitive research.
SAOUG (Southern African Online User Group) membership is open to any individual or organisation with an interest in online or other computerised information systems
Universities South Africa
Universities South Africa, formerly known as Higher Education South Africa (HESA), is a membership organisation representing South Africa’s universities.
World Digital Library
The World Digital Library (WDL) is a project of the U.S. Library of Congress, carried out with the support of the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO), and in cooperation with libraries, archives, museums, educational institutions, and international organizations from around the world.
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