Category Archives: SAOIM2012

The librarian is alive and keeping a finger on the pulse of our ever-changing world

A law librarian’s experience of the 11th SAOIM (SA Online Information Meeting) conference: Innovation in an age of limits, by Lydia Craemer Initially I was very unsure about whether I should attend SAOIM. Once the full programme was made available, … Continue reading

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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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