Author Archives: scholar

Invitation: Presentation celebrating International Open Access Week

Invitation: Presentation celebrating International Open Access Week You are cordially invited to the following film screening and panel discussion to celebrate International Open Access Week. Documentary film: “Paywall: the business of scholarship” Date: Friday 26 October 2018 Time: 12:00-13:30 Venue: … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Save the Date for Open Repositories 2020, 1-4 June

The Open Repositories Steering Committee and Stellenbosch University is delighted to announce that the 15th Open Repositories Conference will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, from 1-4 June 2020. The conference will be organised by Stellenbosch University Library and Information … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

SUNJournals welcomes a new addition

The Journal of Emerging African Scholarship (JEAS) is the first and currently only peer-reviewed journal based on the African continent publishing original scholarship written by undergraduate and honours students. Focused on publishing M.I.T (Multi-, Inter-, Transdisciplinary) research aimed at the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Marloth Digital Collection

A precious collection of the original botanical illustrations prepared for printing between 1912 and 1932 in Rudolf Marloth’s Flora of South Africa, has now been digitalised by the Stellenbosch University Library. The collection of 176 plates contains the original illustrations by … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

SUNDigital Collections shines brighter

The Library’s digital heritage repository, SUNDigital Collections, which currently hosts 12 861 individual items in 30 collections, recently underwent an essential system upgrade. This upgrade resulted in a new look and feel for the repository, as well as enhanced features … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Predatory journals – important update

The Department of Higher Education & Training (DHET) has recently issued a follow-up statement regarding predatory journals. Some of the journals indicated as “possibly predatory” are not predatory. The list of journals now labelled “not predatory” are as follows: Title ISSN … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Predatory journals – important notification

The Department of Higher Education & Training (DHET) recently highlighted the issue of predatory journals with regards to the recognition of research articles in accredited journals. The DHET has now taken matters a step further and identified a list of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dr John Measey on Open Access

In case you missed it… The Library and Information Service invited Dr John Measey, senior researcher at the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology, to talk about Open Access as part of International Open Access week 2017 in October. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Cambridge University celebrating OA week 2017 announced the full text Open Access to Prof Steven Hawking’s PhD.

The Office of Scholarly Communication is delighted to announce that Professor Stephen Hawking has given the University permission to make his thesis freely available and Open Access in Apollo. By making his PhD thesis open anyone in the world can … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine)

BASE (operated by Bielefeld University Library) is one of the world’s most voluminous search engines for academic web resources. BASE provides more than 100 million documents from more than 5,000 sources with access to the full texts of about 60% … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment