Monthly Archives: June 2012

Tweet, ReTweets & Replies at the #SAOIM 2012

The real-time social reporting was done on Twitter. In this post we will share more about the role of Twitter during the conference and statistics. The #SAOIM tweets also reached beyond the borders of Southern Africa – it was for … Continue reading

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Libraries online

I heard many things during my time at the conference – inspiring orations, snippets of excited conversation, exclamations of goodwill, serious murmurings around coffee tables. Many of the things I heard also related to the Wi-Fi connection: “Is your Wi-Fi on? What … Continue reading

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The IT Librarian’s perspective…

By Carmen Davids, Sanlam IT Research Centre The 11th SAOIM Conference should have come with a disclaimer: Warning: May cause headaches, palpitations, confusion, sleepless nights and wild aspirations! When I left the conference after three days of intense presentations and … Continue reading

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Benchmarking, learning and embedding behind the firewall

Contributed by Susan Swanepoel, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Attending the SAOIM is always a big highlight for my colleagues and myself. Our InfoCentre is always available to all staff, but this is the time that my manager says she is … Continue reading

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Librarians without limits

Contributed by Danielle Botha The 11th SAOIM (SA Online Information Meeting) conference, titled: Innovation in an age of limits, and held from 6-7 June 2012, was one of the best SAOIM conferences I’ve attended. In fact, it was so refreshing, … Continue reading

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Thoughts and feedback by Ina Smith

Contributed by Ina Smith, E-Research Repository Manager (SUNScholar) – Stellenbosch University (Presentation: The ‘economics’ of research ‘shares’: what is the return on our open access investments? – Ina Smith & Naomi Visser) I am of the opinion that the SAOIM … Continue reading

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My experience as a presenter at the 2012 SAOIM conference

Contributed by Natalie Bowers Having my paper accepted for this conference was a great honour. I was both thrilled and anxious about presenting my work in front of an audience. (Presentation: Virtual research environments: the role of the facilitator, Natalie … Continue reading

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A Guest’s Perspective on the SAOIM 2012

The SAOIM conference 2012 was a wonderful place for someone on the other end of the book spectrum – that of bookselling as opposed to being a librarian – to immerse themselves. The conference was a wonderful opportunity for me … Continue reading

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Whose learning is it anyway?

Cross-posted from No excuse for not knowing, 7 June 2012 If anything, today left me with more questions than answers. That is a good thing. Speaking of questions, someone asked one of the speakers who pays her overtime-that is if … Continue reading

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Closing speaker: Legacide: Why legacy is the silent killer of innovation. Richard Mulholland

One would have thought that browsing through Richard Mulholland’s various online writings before the conference (“Your conference sucks”, or “The Gautrain: Sh*t”) might have prepared one for his closing talk at the SAOIM 2012 meeting, but one would be downright … Continue reading

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