2015 Year End Function and Special General Meeting

You are cordially invited to the Southern African Online User Group’s (SAOUG) Year End Function and Special General Meeting
Date: Friday, 30 October 2015
Time: 09:30
Venue: The Royal Elephant Hotel & Conference Centre rests on the banks of the Hennops River in Centurion. The Royal Elephant exemplifies tasteful North African elegance combined with exceptional, discreetly personalised attention to detail.

Cost: R140 for paid-up members; R280 for non-members


09:30 – 10:30 Registration
10:30 – 11:00 Special General Meeting
11:00 – 12:00 TALK by Ujala Satgoor – New Frontiers for South African Librarianship: From Collections to Connections
12:00 Lunch

About the talk: The time to “redefine, re-imagine, repurpose and reinvigorate” libraries and the practice of librarianship is now! The global development context has positioned libraries and librarians most favourably as development partners as articulated within the IFLA Lyons and Cape Town Declarations. What are the implications hereof for us as South African librarians and to what extent are we ready to take up this opportunity to actively locate ourselves beyond the walls of our libraries?

Please complete the REGISTRATION FORM by Thursday, 22 October 2015
Alternatively contact Christelle at: saoug10@gmail.com
Cancellation Fee:
Please take note: In case of “no-show” or cancellation of less than 7 days before the meeting, you will have to pay the full non-member price
For more information contact:
Christelle: saoug10@gmail.com

Website: www.saoug.org.za

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SAOUG Makerspace workshop delight

095 On 13th of May 2015 at the University of Pretoria Library, took place the SAOUG talk and a brainstorming session on Makerspace. Isak van der Walt from the UP Library and the head of the UP Makerspace facility, explain to the participants what is Makerspace and what you should consider if you want to create a Makerspace at your work place.  Two practical sessions took place in which the participants were divided in groups and asked the following questions:

  • If you need to buy a medicine from a pharmacy in China, how would you explain to the pharmacist what medicine you need. Thus considering the language barriers.
  • Participants work on creating a project plan for a Makerspace facility at a “X” institution

Everyone have lot’s of fun indeed. This article will introduce you to the Makerspace concept. Isak van der Walt also suggested this website for 3D programming and printing

Pictures from the workshop are available on Flickr.


Susan, SAOUG chair with Isak 206

Di Kruger from Rand Merchandise Bank won the lucky draw – power bank.


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