Tuesday, November 23, 2010

ASAIB AGM 2010 and ASAIB Conference 2011

The ASAIB AGM was held on 12 November and hosted at Ruther Glen Cottage, 18 Wallace Street, Waverley, Johannesburg. The morning was well attended. The AGM took the form of a picnic in Shelagh Harris' beautiful rose garden. Delegates brought their own chairs and picnic baskets.

Our speaker, Louise Matschke, Curriculum Specialist at the Johannesburg Zoo, talked about the nature of zoos. She explained why zoos are important, how zoos contribute to conservation and provide a habitat to urban wildlife. Louise also touched on Biomimicry, a new and very exciting bio-engineering field.

Arline Burger was the photographer of the morning. See the photos of this memorable morning.

Following the AGM, the ASAIB Exco convened for their monthly meeting to plan for the 2011 ASAIB Conference on The why's (wise) and the Wherefores?

Venue: DItsong Military Museum, Saxonwold, Johannesburg
Date: 13 May 2011

Three panels each made up of three pannellists and each with a keynote speaker will discuss the following:
  • What? This panel will focus on indexing the sciences and arts
  • Wherefore? This panel will focus on marketing, the business side of indexing and freelance indexing.
  • This is IT. A comparison will be made between the different types of databases that an indexer could encounter when indexing a database.
Summaries of prospective papers should be submitted to Marlene Burger at burgem@unisa.ac.za before 18 March 2011.


The ASAIB 2011 Award for best index and/or bibliography published during 2009 and 2010 will be made at the conference. Send your entries off to Marlene Burger before 12 April 2011.


The programme, registration form, fees, map, etc will be communicated as soon as possible. Information on accommodation in the area will also be provided.


Marlene Burger burgem@unisa.ac.za 012 4296585
Madely du Preez preezm@unisa.ac.za 012 4296792

2011 ProLISSA Conference

Progress in Library and Information Science in Southern Africa

Sixth biennial DISSAnet Conference
University of South Africa (UNISA)
9-11 March 2011
9 March 2011: Doctoral Forum
10-11 March 2011: Conference

Preliminary Programme

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Unisa Storytelling Festival and Conference on Reading Promotion and Storytelling for Children

Announcement and call for papers
6-8 October 2010
Organised by the Department of Information Science of the University of South Africa and the Children's Literature Research Unit of the Department
University of South Africa, Pretoria

We welcome:
1. Abstracts (of not more than 250 words) that address particular issues regarding reading promotion for children and storytelling to children.
2. Proposals for workshops on storytelling and reading promotion for children. Please indicate the cost involved.
3. Names of storytellers who can be approached to participate in the Storytelling Festival.

Due date for abstracts:
15 July 2010. Notification of acceptance will be made within one week.

The programme, information on accommodation, registration fee, as well as the registration form will be published at a later stage on the webpage: http://www.unisa.ac.za/dept/infosc

Mail abstracts and direct enquiries to:

Prof Thomas van der Walt, Department of Information Science, University of South Africa, PO Box 392, 0003 Pretoria, South Africa

Fax: +27 12 4293792

email: vdwaltb@unisa.ac.za

Thursday, June 24, 2010

CONFERENCE 2010 - Rietvlei Nature Reserve


Denise Nicholson

Jenny de Wet

Nomvula Nhlabati and Dimekatsu Raphesu

The venue is ready and awaiting the conference delegates

Jackie Kalley opening the Conference

Gavin Davis

Midmorning Coffee

Antoinette Kotze enjoying the view

Marlene Burger and Peter Duncan enjoying an early morning cup of coffee

Dorette Snyman

Isabel Delvare
A captive audience
A serious discussion

Marlene Burger

Hannalie Knoetze receiving her award as the runner up

Marlene Burger enjoying a coffee and the view in the lapa

Jenny de Wet, the 2010 winner of the ASAIB Award for the best index