Wednesday 14 November 2018

Library tour - Newly refurbished Medicine and Health Sciences Library (14:00-16:30)

PHOTOGRAPHS of Library Tour (Photographs by: Bronwyn Bruton)

Thursday 15 November 2018

PHOTOGRAPHS of Symposium and Symposium dinner (Photographs by: Bronwyn Bruton)


Chair: Ms Ellen R.Tise

09:00-09:10  Welcome: Prof Eugene Cloete (Vice-Rector: Research, Innovation and Postgraduate Studies, Stellenbosch University)

09:10-09:20  Opening: Prof Wim de Villiers (Rector, and Vice-Chancellor, Stellenbosch University)

09:20-10:00  Keynote address: Mr Ned Potter (University of York)
UX at York: embedding ethnography and design
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10:00-10:10  Discussion

10:10-10:30  Refreshments

SESSION 1: Smarter libraries through SMART technology

Chair: Mr Wouter Klapwijk

10:30-11:00 Mr Lars Binau (Technical University of Denmark)
A library IOT living lab
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11:00-11:30 Ms Marli Ritter (UX specialist)
Does SMART technology mean SMART UX?
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11:30-12:00 Mr Alex Ball (University of Bath) and Mr Samuel Simango (Stellenbosch University)
Serious gaming: creating a Research Data Management adventure
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12:00-12:30 Ms Jenny Walker (Independent consultant)
RA21 -  Improving access to scholarly resources, from anywhere, on any device
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12:30-12:45 Discussion
12:45-14:00 Lunch

SESSION 2: Smart library design: Spaces and facilities

Chair: Ms Lindiwe Soyizwapi

14:00-14:30 Ms Loretta Parham (Atlanta University Center Woodruff Library)
Space and Generation Z
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14:30-14:40 Discussion 

14:40-15:10 Mr Roelof Rabe (Roelof Rabe Architects)
Libraries of the future: changing our species
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15:15-15:30 Refreshments
15:30-16:00 Ms Abeer Al Kuwari (Qatar National Library)
Qatar National Library: A Smart Library from the start
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16:00-16:30 Dr Elsje-Márie Geldenhuys (Stellenbosch University)
The new library - 2018: A Space Odyssey
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16:30-16:45 Discussion


19:00   SYMPOSIUM DINNER sponsored by EBSCO


Friday 16 November 2018

SESSION 3: Using UX research for smarter services and resources

Chair: Dr Michiel Moll

08:00-08:30 Registration

08:30-09:00 Dr Clara M. Chu (Mortenson Center for International Library Programs)
Inserting diversity in User Experience research: Smarter libraries by design
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09:00-09:30 Dr Tamar Sadeh (Ex Libris)
Embedding the library User Experience in a learning management system for improving student onboarding
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09:30-10:00 Ms Laila Vahed (University of Zululand)
Experimenting with UX letters at UNIZULU
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10:00-10:40 Mr Jesse Blank (User Experience and Design, EBSCO)
Using evolved insights to drive User Experience
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10:40-10:50 Discussion
10:50-11:15 Refreshments


Chair: Michelle Kahn

11:15-12:15 Panel Discussion
Participants: Mr Lars Binau, Ms Abeer Al Kuwari, Dr Clara Chu, Ms Kate Robinson and Ms Mimi Seyffert-Wirth
12:15-12:40 General discussion
12:40-12:50 Closure and vote of thanks
13:00-13:45 Lunch

Post-Symposium session (Venue: Stellenbosch University Library)


Dr Tamar Sadeh
Helping the library become a true partner with teaching and learning (Session on Leganto)

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In September 2015, the Ex Libris Leganto™ course reading list solution went live. Selected by 107 institutions in 19 countries by now (September 2018), the comprehensive Leganto solution is tightly integrated with library workflows and facilitates collaboration among academics, librarians, and students for the creation, maintenance, use, and evaluation of reading lists.

In this session, we will look at the innovative Leganto features and the workflows of all the stakeholders in the reading list cycle. We shall focus on the way in which Leganto enables libraries to improve their support of teaching and learning and the impact that Leganto has had on the use of the library collections, student engagement and success, and the overall positioning of the library within the institution.