You are cordially invited to the Southern African Online User Group’s Year End Function and Annual General Meeting.
||Friday, 7 November 2014
||Glenburn Lodge: situated in the tranquility of the Zwartkops Mountains, on the banks of the Blaauwbank and Crocodile Rivers
||R140 for paid-up members; R220 for non-members
|09:30 – 10:30
|10:30 – 11:00
|11:00 – 12:00
||TALK by Brian Currin: How ordinary people can do extraordinary things
About 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
||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
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.
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.
On 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
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.
Prof 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
Please find the full programme
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
- 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: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SAOUG Website: www.saoug.org.za
In order to improve our future conferences we would appreciate your feedback from SAOIM 2014. Please tell us about your experience
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:
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