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