SAOUG Valentine’s Talk invitation

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SAOUG Valentine’s Breakfast 2015
You are cordially invited to the Southern African Online User Group’s (SAOUG) Valentine’s Breakfast
Date: Friday, 13 February 2015
Time: 09:00 – 12:00
Venue: Irene Country Lodge, Nellmapius Drive, Irene, Pretoria
Cost: R150 for paid-up members; R360 for non-members
Programme
09:00-09:30 Registration
09:30- 10:30 Valentine’s Breakfast
10:30- 10:40 Welcome and announcements
10:40- 12:00 TALK by Helen Nicholson (The Networking Company): Mindfulness, attention training for your brain.
About the talk
Do you feel busy all the time but not productive? Are you facing ever increasing demands? Are you an Essentialist? Helen Nicholson, a specialist in the area of Mindful Leadership, will explain how mindfulness can be a performance game changer.
TO RSVP: Please complete the REGISTRATION FORM by Friday, 6 February

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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:
Petro van der Berg / Christelle Steyn
saoug10@gmail.com
Website: www.saoug.org.za
    

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SAOUG 2014 Year End Function and AGM

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You are cordially invited to the Southern African Online User Group’s Year End Function and Annual General Meeting.

Date: Friday, 7 November 2014
Time: 09:30
Venue: Glenburn Lodge: situated in the tranquility of the Zwartkops Mountains, on the banks of the Blaauwbank and Crocodile Rivers
Cost: R140 for paid-up members; R220 for non-members

Programme

09:30 – 10:30 Registration
10:30 – 11:00 AGM
11:00 – 12:00 TALK by Brian Currin: How ordinary people can do extraordinary things
12:00 Lunch

SAOUG Brian Currin 7 Nov 2014About the talk: Through the effective use of the right social media like websites/blogs and the syndication of marketing messages, amazing results can be achieved. The case study of Searching for Sugar Man will be discussed as an example. (SugarMan.org – The Official Rodriguez website; MusicExchange.co.za)

In the picture: Rodriguez and Brian Currin

TO RSVP: Please complete the REGISTRATION FORM by Friday, 31 October 2014
OR
Alternatively contact Petro / 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

PK

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SAOUG Eastern Cape Branch event: 8 Sep 2014

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On the 8th of September the SAOUG Eastern Cape branch hosted at NMMU a talk on “Why User Experience is a sexy topic in the Library of Today” – Prof Darelle van Greunen. Pictures from the event are available on the SAOUG Facebook page.

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After defining user experience, Prof van Greunen spoke about designing library experiences. This was followed by comparing the past with the present w.r.t. changes in information acquisition and the convenience of digital information. She also referred to “new digital students” and explained their information-seeking behaviour; students may sometimes find the library web site hard to navigate and be frustrated. She spoke briefly about the tools that are used by students and researchers. She presented us with numerous ideas for improving library user experiences, for example, improving OPAC’s (library catalogues), making full text of information accessible online and providing seamless discovery to delivery of information resources. In closing, Prof van Greunen emphasized the importance of relationship building instead of service excellence and that organizations can uncover new needs of users to satisfy and be in a position to make a stronger impact.

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VAT on e-commerce presentation

vatOn 28th August the SAOUG hosted at UP Library, a talk on  “VAT on e-commerce – current position and the way forward” by Ruaan van Eeden. The presentation is now available. More pictures from the talk are available on the SAOUG Facebook page

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SAOUG Eastern Cape Branch event: 8 Sep 2014

You are cordially invited to attend the next event of the Eastern Cape Branch of the SAOUG that will take place at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth on Monday 8 September 2014 at 10:00. 

Why User Experience is a sexy topic in the Library of Today”–Talk by Prof Darelle van Greunen

User experience incorporates all different types of research but also considers service design. This presentation details the definition of user experience and human computer interaction and traces its relevance to and adoption by, libraries. It addresses issues such as the relevance of ergonomics in libraries, the need for ethnography and the makeover of libraries in this day and age.

SAOUG DarelleProf Darelle van Greunen is a Professor in the School of ICT at NMMU. Her background is multi-disciplinary, ranging from languages to psychology to computer science. The focus of her research is using ICT as an enabler in solving real-life problems. She also considers the role of the human in engaging with technology to ensure a positive user experience.

Cost: R40 for paid-up members; R100 for non-members

RSVP by Monday 1 September 2014 (by 12:00)  to Jean Thomas:  jean.thomas@nmmu.ac.za 

Cancellation fee: In case of “no-show” or cancellation of less than 7 days before the event; you will have to pay the full non-member price (i.e.: R100)

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SAOUG invites you to a talk regarding VAT on e-Commerce

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SAOUG invites you to a talk 

“VAT on e-commerce – current position and the way forward” by Ruaan van Eeden

  • Date:     Thursday, 28 August 2014
  • Time:     08:30 – 11:00
  • Venue:  Merensky II Library, Auditorium, University of Pretoria (Campus directions)
  • Cost:      R140 for paid-up members; R220 for non-members

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  • 08:30 – 09:00       Registration
  • 09:00 – 09:30       Coffee / tea & snacks
  • 09:30 – 09:40       Welcome and announcements by SAOUG Chair, Susan Scheepers
  • 09:40 – 11:00       TALK by Ruaan van Eeden

About the talk: Regulations pertaining to VAT on e-commerce became effective on 1 June 2014, starting a new era of VAT compliance for foreign suppliers of electronic services. Although the scope of application of the final regulations was significantly reduced through various consultations with National Treasury, it will still have a significant impact on the provision of, inter alia, educational services. The aim of the discussion will be to unpack the new regulations and its practical application on the education sector.

TO RSVP: Please complete the REGISTRATION FORM by Friday, 22 August   OR

Alternatively contact: Petro / 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: Petro van der Berg / Christelle Steyn at saoug10@gmail.com

SAOUG Website: www.saoug.org.za

PK

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SAOIM 2014: Evaluation Online forms

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In order to improve our future conferences we would appreciate your feedback from SAOIM 2014. Please tell us about your experience

Workshops: 

Social Reporting Workshop Evaluation form, 2 June 2014 @University of Pretoria.

Workshop 1: Brian Kelly: Let’s predict the future: Evaluation form, 3 June 2014

Workshop 2: Jane Gikandi: Maximizing electronic resources: Evaluation form, 3 June 2014

Workshop 3: Joe Murphy: Directions and Destinations: Evaluation form, 6 June 2014

Conference Day 1-2 Evaluation forms:

Thanks for completing the forms. I hope you enjoyed the Workshops and Conference days

PK

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