[IRTalk] Fwd: [IFLA-L] Third announcement: Stellenbosch University 14th Annual Library Symposium

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
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From: Roux, Marie <mr at sun.ac.za> <mr at sun.ac.za>
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2016 10:14 pm
Subject: [IFLA-L] Third announcement: Stellenbosch University 14th Annual
Library Symposium
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*THIRD announcement: Final programme now available*

We are pleased to announce that the final programme for the Stellenbosch
University 14th Annual Library Symposium is now available. Please
visit the symposium
website <http://conferences.sun.ac.za/sulis_symp14> to view the programme
and more detailed information on the speakers

The theme, *Shaping the academic library of the future: adapt, empower,
partner, engage* is partly based on the recent OCLC report, *Shaping the
Library to the life of the user: adapting, empowering, partnering, engaging*.
In this report it becomes clear that “research and learning needs are
changing. Higher education is reconfiguring. As a result of these massive
changes, the library must pivot and adapt”. The sub-themes of the symposium
programme include *Digital innovation shaping the future of academic
libraries*, *Collaboration and partnerships driving academic success*, *The
user experience* and *New technologies and its adoption by academic

We would like to highlight some of our distinguished speakers for this
symposium: *Dr Andrew Cox* is a Senior Lecturer at the Information School,
University of Sheffield in the UK, where he heads the Digital Societies
Research Group. He is also the Postgraduate Director and Coordinator of the
MSc in Digital Library Management and was the director of the JISC funded
RDMRose <http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/is/research/projects/rdmrose> and LFHE
funded Wicked ways with RDM
<http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/is/research/projects/wickedways> projects. Dr
Cox is a Fellow of CILIP and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
The title of his presentation is *Libraries and the wicked challenge of
Research Data Management. *It will analyse the range of ways libraries are
engaging with Research Data Management and discuss what the profession's
strengths and weaknesses are in making this contribution.

*Kate Robinson* is the University Librarian at the University of Bath in
the UK. She is a Theology graduate from the University of Manchester with a
Masters degree in Library & Information Studies. She has worked in
libraries since the 1980s, contributing to a range of sectors including
public libraries, private members’ libraries and the advertising industry.
Kate’s interests are user focused and she particularly enjoys collaborative
projects which experiment with new ideas and new technologies. The title of
her presentation is *Regional Partnerships: how to turn good ideas into
reality*. The presentation will highlight a research partnership where the
University of Bath Library has been actively engaged with three other
research-intensive institutions in the UK. The institutions have been
working on a number of collaborative library initiatives in support of the
institutional research ambitions.

You are welcome to read more about the speakers
the symposium website.

Please note that Dr Andrew Cox will also present a *free workshop on
Research Data Management *(RDM) on *Wednesday 2 November*, at the JS
Gericke Library, 14:00-16:00. You are welcome to view more information and
register <http://sun.ac.za.libcal.com/event.php?id=1166014> for this
workshop separately. RDM services demand both new skills from researchers,
and new forms of support by libraries, archives, computing services and
research administration. The workshop will create a space to think about
some of the questions this raises.

*Venue:* Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS)
<http://stias.ac.za/>, Stellenbosch, South Africa

*Date:  *3 – 4 November 2016

* Cost: *

Full symposium - R2000

One day only (Thursday 3 November) - R1200

Half day only (Friday 4 November) - R800

*Register: *Please see the registration
and payment information on the symposium webpage (Preferred browsers:
Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox). The closing date for registrations is
Wednesday 26 October.

*Enquiries:* Marié Roux <mr at sun.ac.za>, tel: 021-8082623

*Marié Roux*

Bestuurder: Navorsingsimpak en Navorsingsruimte  / Manager: Research Impact
and Research Commons
Biblioteek- & Inligtingsdiens / Library & Information Service
Universiteit Stellenbosch University | map
Tel: +27 21 8082623 |  mr at sun.ac.za

*Hilton Gibson*
Stellenbosch University Library
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