Programme

 

Photographs of the two days available on Flickr


Programme 

Wednesday 2 November
14:00-16:00

Workshop: Research Data Management and the library and information professions

Dr Andrew Cox, Senior Lecturer, Information School, University of Sheffield, UK

orcid.org/0000-0002-2587-245X

 

[slides]

Thursday 3 November

08:00– 09:00

Registration
(STIAS foyer desk)

OPENING SESSION (Chair: Ellen Tise)

09:00- 09:10

Welcome

Ellen Tise, Senior Director: Library and Information Service, Stellenbosch University

09:10 - 09:20

Opening 

Prof Eugene Cloete, Vice-Rector Research, Innovation and Postgraduate Studies, Stellenbosch University

09:20-10:00

Keynote address: How to be ‘future-fit’ and manage complexity & uncertainty

Tanja Hichert, Managing Director, Hichert & Associates; Scenario planning practitioner and facilitator of strategic conversations

 

[presentation]

10:00-10:10

Discussion 

10:10-10:30

Refreshments 

SESSION 1  Digital Innovation shaping the future of libraries
(Chair: Wouter Klapwijk)

10:30-10:50

Recent advances in Artificial Intelligence

Prof Bruce Watson, Chairman of the Department of Information Science, Co-director of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research Information Science, Stellenbosch University

 

[presentation]

10:55-11:15

Libraries and the wicked challenge of Research Data Management

Dr Andrew Cox, Senior Lecturer, Information School, University of Sheffield, UK

orcid.org/0000-0002-2587-245X


[presentation]

11:20-11:40

#bigdata16

Heidi van Niekerk, Healthcare Data Specialist / PhD student in Information Science, Stellenbosch University

 

[presentation]

11:45-12:05

Digital Humanities and South African academic libraries

Prof Justus Roux, Convenor for the Steering Committee of the Association for Digital Humanities in South Africa

 

[presentation]

12:10-12:30

Relevance ranking methods for mega indexes of scholarly materials

Dr Tamar Sadeh, Director of Discovery Strategy, Ex Libris, Israel

 

[presentation]

12:30-13:00

Discussion 

13:00-13:45

Lunch break

SESSION 2  Collaboration and partnerships driving academic libraries

(Chair: Mark Frier)

13:45-14:05

Librarians as partners in research at the University of Pretoria

Lindiwe Soyizwapi, Deputy Director: Client Services, University of Pretoria Library

Sunette Steynberg (co-presenter), Information Specialist, Research Commons, University of Pretoria Library

 

[presentation]

14:10-14:30

Research Data Management services at Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Dr Elisha Chiware, Director, Library, Cape Peninsula University of Technology

 

[presentation]

14:35-14:55

Establishing a knowledge region in the Western Cape

Anita Nel, CEO of INNOVUS and Senior Director: Innovation and Business Development, Stellenbosch University

 

[presentation]

15:00-15:10 Discussion
15:10-15:30 Refreshments

SESSION 2: Collaboration and partnerships driving academic libraries (cont.)
(Chair: Robert Moropa)

15:30-15:50

Regional partnerships: How to turn good ideas into reality

Kate Robinson, University Librarian, University of Bath, UK

 

[presentation]

15:55-16:15

SANLiC and library collaboration in South Africa

Nora Buchanan, Licencing Manager, South African National Library and Information Consortium (SANLiC)

 

[presentation]

16:20-16:40

The research library in the life of the user: Looking at directions from an OCLC perspective (video presentation)

Lorcan Dempsey, Chief Strategist and Vice President, Membership and Research, OCLC

Mary Sauer-Games (co-presenter), Vice President of Product Management, OCLC

 

[Vimeo link] [MP4 download]

16:40-17:00 Discussion

19:00

SYMPOSIUM DINNER sponsored by EBSCO

 

Friday 4 November

SESSION 3 The user experience

(Chair: Maryke Hunter-Husselmann)

08:00-08:30

Registration
(STIAS foyer desk)

08:30-09:00

Researchers' use of social media and altmetrics in South Africa

Dr Marinus Swanepoel, Librarian, University of Lethbridge Library, Canada

orcid.org/0000-0002-3222-3853

 

[presentation]

09:00-09:30

Defining Web 3.0 for the library of the future: The next mind shift

Prof Riaan Rudman, Lecturer, School of Accountancy, Stellenbosch University

 

[available on request]

09:30-10:00

Writing a Masters thesis: Conducting a literature study with modern online tools and services

Jean-Louis Leysens, Masters student in Socio-Informatics, Stellenbosch University

 

[presentation]

10:00-10:30

Managing researcher expectations

Dr Lara Skelly, Research Manager, Business School, Stellenbosch University

 

[presentation]

10:30-10:45 Discussion
10:45-11:00 Refreshments

SESSION 4  New technologies and its adoption by academic libraries

(Chair: Laila Vahed)

11:00-11:30

Makerspaces: A great opportunity to enhance academic libraries

Jeroen de Boer, Specialist New Media, Library Service Friesland, Groningen Area, Netherlands

 

[presentation link]

11:30-12:15

Panel Discussion

CLOSING SESSION (Chair: Ellen Tise)
12:15-12:45

Closing address: Global transformation, reinventing learning and the role of the university in the 21st century

Prof Mark Swilling, Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Development in the School of Public Leadership and Co-Director of the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition (CST), Stellenbosch University 

12:45-13:50 CLOSURE AND VOTE OF THANKS
13:00 LUNCH