Tag Archives: JS Gericke Library

Study cubicles in the JS Gericke Library available for masters and doctoral students

A number of study cubicles in the JS Gericke Library are available to masters and doctoral students on a semester basis, offering a quiet and secure place to work. The cubicles are available at R530 per semester. The study cubicles provide senior research students with a space conducive to work without interruption in a scholarly […]

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Library Week 2013

The Library and Information Service will be celebrating South African Library Week from 18 to 20 March with some exciting events in the Library. Virtual treasure hunt. Big prizes to be won in this exciting competition, which will be run on the Library’s Facebook page from Monday 18 – Wednesday 20 March. Be prepared – like […]

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Presentation: Demonstrating and maximising research impact (11 March)

Mr Alberto Zigoni, international SciVal consultant, will present tools for demonstrating and maximising research impact in the JS Gericke Library Auditorium on Monday 11 March 2013 from 14:00 – 16:00. Admission is free of charge. Book online on the library training calendar to attend the session. The demonstration will focus on the research performance management […]

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SU library head to assist in reconstruction of Mali’s cultural heritage

Ms Ellen Tise, Senior Director of the Library and Information Service, was nominated by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) to serve on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) expert working group for the restoration and reconstruction of Mali’s cultural heritage and building the necessary capacity. Cultural heritage in […]

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Library and Information Service: March 2013 training and events

Register now for training opportunities at the Library! Throughout the year the Library offers workshops to ensure optimal use of the University’s wide array of information resources and discovery tools and to equip clients as best possible to achieve success in their studies and research. During March 2013, they are offering the following sessions: Creating […]

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Research assistants vacancies 2013 – Carnegie Research Commons

The Carnegie Research Commons is a high-level research environment for exclusive use by masters and doctoral students, as well as researchers. The primary aim of the Research Commons is to enhance the Library’s contribution to postgraduate through-put and research output by providing a conducive environment for research. The Research Commons offers researchers the flexibility of […]

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Library workshop: Copyright issues in theses and dissertation writing (24 October)

This workshop provides an overview of the copyright issues that students typically encounter while working on their theses or dissertations. The following important aspects are addressed: What is copyright? Ownership of copyright Fair use Inclusion of third party content viz. previously published graphs, tables, photos, images, etc. in a thesis or dissertation Obtaining copyright permission […]

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Library workshop: How can Open Access increase the citation rate of my publications? (16 October)

Do you wonder what Open Access is and how you as a researcher can benefit from it? Come and learn more, during this hour-long workshop, about the philosphy of Open Access and how you can increase citations to your publications. Other aspects of Open Access which will be addressed, are: SUNScholar (the University’s digital research […]

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Library workshop: Storing and sharing large files (11 October)

If you regularly need to share large files with collaborators or with a supervisor:  This session will introduce you to applications which allows you to share or send files that are too large to send via e-mail.  While focusing on Drop Box, reference is also made to similar applications and includes aspects such as privacy, […]

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Library and Information Service: October training and events

The Library and Information Service offers a number of training opportunities and events in October. ALL SESSIONS WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH. PLEASE NOTE THAT BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL LIBRARY TRAINING. Storing and sharing large files Venue: Research Commons (JS Gericke Library) Date: 11 October Time: 13:00-14:00 Target group: Post-graduate students and […]

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Lucky draw: Library survey

The Library and Information Service would like thank all staff and students who completed the LibQUAL survey. About 50% of respondents also took the opportunity to comment on services or suggest improvements. Valuable information about clients’ needs were collected in this way. More information about the results and further analysis will be made available in […]

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Library workshop: Finding full-text easily (20 September)

Increasingly information resources such as books, journals and theses are made available in full-text.  On 20 September the Research Commons (JS Gericke Library) will present a workshop on finding e-books, articles, theses and other full-text material easily via the Library’s website.  Participants will learn the following skills: Finding and using e-books available on the library […]

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Library workshop: Finding statutory information for your thesis or dissertation (27 September)

In the case of most theses and dissertations, reference is made to legislation and/or statutory regulations which govern or influence the topic of research.  This presentation will introduce participants to key resources of legislatory and regulatory information available on the Library catalogue and website.  Participants in these sessions will learn how to find acts, statutes […]

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Library workshop: Copyright issues related to theses and dissertations (19 September)

This workshop, presented at the Library for the first time, provides an overview of the copyright issues which students typically encounter while working on their theses or dissertations.  Specific aspects which will be addressed, include: What is copyright? Types of copyright Exceptions to copyright Obtaining permission Types of copyright licenses Implications of depositing an electronic […]

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Library workshop: Finding government statistics using Statistics SA (27 September)

This workshop focuses on the database Statistiek SA which is available by means of the Library website. The session will include a demonstration on how to access publications on this database, do cross tabulation and access time serious data with variables over time. The aim is to encourage students and researchers to optimise open data […]

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