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.
14th South African Online Information Meeting (SAOIM), CSIR Conference Centre, Pretoria. 19 – 22 June 2018
As with previous SAOIM conferences, the aim of the 14th SAOIM is to provide insight into the exciting extent of growth and activity taking place in the information industry. Coverage will include not only the traditional online systems and services, but also the latest areas of information transfer and exchange.
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International Open Access Week 22 – 28 October 2018
The theme for the 2018 International Open Access week is “Designing equitable foundations for open knowledge.” The 2018 theme reflects a scholarly system in transition. Read more here: http://www.openaccessweek.org/
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.
To get an excellent overview of SCOAP3, watch this SCOAP3 2016 Forum webinar here.
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
- Complete list of 2018 Springer Nature Open Access Journals
DHET Accredited Journal Lists for Publications to be made in 2018
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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