Invited speaker, Prof. Johan van Niekerk, sharing a guide on how to stay safe online, by changing passwords now and then, having different passwords for different applications, considering having your private remain just that “Private”, staying legal all times and not being a bully to other people online.
Susan Murray from, AJOL during her presentation discussed the current state of publishing. Their research report will be available in open access after the end of June.
Followed by a very informative paper delivered by Dr Carina van Zyl from the CSIR on Predatory publishers. There are tools such as Beall’s list of predatory publishers that libraries can use to stay safe from these Predatory publishers, Beall can be followed on twitter @jeffery_Beall
Lessons learnt in aligning information services to organizational strategy…Michael Mavuso from, Sasol took us through the Sasol journey of their Infonet. He mentions the lessons learned, the process followed, the different stakeholders involved and how the stakeholders from different functions work together to deliver services needed by clients. He shares how Sasol aligns it’s library sources to the business strategy, and how they have filtered and re-packaged their information resources to facilitate informed business decision making.
Di Kruger from Rand Merchant Bank, dressed like a rapper and dancing on stage to Vanilla Ice …..and she even got the delegates at #saoim to join in….all librarians hands in the air. Di spoke about librarians in a BT world – the presentation is about Sharepoint, the benefits of using Sharepoint, collaboration, and storage. Di further discusses what went wrong and the role of the librarian in the implementation of Sharepoint in her organization.
The after lunch session started off with a much-anticipated talk by an invited speaker, Carmen Holdstock, Associate-Tax, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc, who spoke about VAT on e-commerce. Libraries will be accountable for VAT leakage and VAT burden. In future planning of budgets will have to make provision for VAT on e-commerce will.
A vendor made a comment: will they get guidelines on how to communicate with their suppliers regarding registering?. If your library was not yet aware of this, we refer you to the Press release published on the LIASA website, click here to read the press release Read the press release .
Ria Groenwald from the University of Pretoria took us through their journey from a dream to international collaborations, by taking us through her paper titled From analogue to digital: the road to international collaboration. The presentation focused on the digitization of content, and the collaboration between University of Pretoria and the Biodiversity Heritage Library. She further explains how they use the internet archive to upload to the Biodiversity Heritage Library. The internet archive is an open library.
Carike Schoeman from the University of Pretoria, spoke about Web 2.0 and library 3.0. As libraries where are we. We have probably stepped into Web 3.0, we have already started with linked data services, we constantly find ourselves directing users to the right sources of Information.
Day 1 was concluded by a talk given by Jane Gikandi, Ag University College of Kenya. The paper was how Knowledge workers can be used to promote the use of electronic library resources.
NB: Links to papers presented during the conference will be made available in due course