Useful information

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.

Upcoming Conferences, Webinars and other Events

  • The SANLiC 2023 Conference will take place at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre, O.R. Tambo, Johannesburg, from 23-25 May 2023. There will be a pre-conference training workshop on Monday, 22 May. Click here for more information.


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.

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.

Image Captions and Acknowledgements

Home page slide 1:
Designed to resemble a book, the old Merensky Library, University of Pretoria

Home page slide 2:
UCT, Chancellor Oppenheimer Library, Immelman, Upper Campus, Students studying at the desks. Photographer Michael Hammond

Home page slide 3:
Stellenbosch University Research Commons

Home page slide 4:
Central University of Technology Library

Home page slide 5:
Durban University of Technology students studying intently

Home page slide 6:
Durban University of Technology students in laptop study area

About page:
UCT, Chancellor Oppenheimer Library, Undergraduate Wing, Upper Campus, Students working at the computer workstations. Photographer Michael Hammond

Offers & Vendors page:
UCT, Chancellor Oppenheimer Library, Undergraduate Wing, Upper Campus, Students studying at the desks. Photographer Michael Hammond

For Publishers page:
Photo courtesy Stellenbosch University Library.

Useful Information page:
UCT, Special Collections, Upper Campus, Jagger Reading Room (Special Collections consists of printed and audio-visual materials on African studies and a wide array of other specialised subjects, as well as over 1,300 sub-collections of unique manuscripts and personal papers). Photographer Jen Eidelman

Latest News page:
DUT library – student and shelves

Contact Us page:
SANLiC Board and staff members

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