Thursday, October 27, 2005

Joint LIASA/UWC Public Seminar with Finnish Librarians

You are cordially invited to a joint LIASA/UWC Public Seminar on Information-Seeking Behaviour from a Finnish perspective and Round Table Discussion on Knowledge Managementin the Curriculum

Date: Wednesday 9 November2005
Venue : Centre for Humanity Research, UWC
RSVP: Sonia Stroud (021) 9592137 or by 2 November2005
Cost: Free

08.30 for 09.00 till 10.30 : Public seminar
Speaker - Prof Mariam Ginman
Topic - Theories of information behaviour : the Finnish perspective based on research done on info behaviour & seeking

10.30 - 11.00 : Tea & refreshments

11.00 - 12.30 : Round Table Discussion
Guest speakers - Prof Aulikki Holma & Maija-Leena Huotari Topic - Knowledge management in the curriculum

There will be a LIASA membership table for those who wouldlike to join or renew their membership.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Copyright and Intellectual Property Panel Discussion


WCHELIG, PACLIG and RETIG, with the endorsement of the LIASA Western
Cape Branch, are proud to bring you a panel discussion on copyright and
IP issues.

We will be looking into questions such as: Copyright and fair use; Open
access; WIPO treaties; Practical aspects in HE in SA; Publishers'

Programme :

08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:05 Welcome
09:05 - 09:20 Chair: Nomfundo Luke - Scene set
09:20 - 09:40 Denise Nicholson
09:45 - 10:05 Amanda Barratt - WIPO Treaties

10:05 - 10:30 Tea

10:30 - 10:50 Jeanetta vd Merwe - South Africa and practice (including
reserves & shortloans)
10:55 - 11:15 Nicol Faasen, PASA - Publisher's point of view
11:20 - 11:40 Charles Masango - Author's point of view
11:40 - 12:10 Questions and discussion
12:10 - 12:20 Wrap and close panel discussion, vote of thanks

12:20 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 13:10 Introduction
13:10 - 13:30 Naomi Haasbroek - Discussion paper
13:30 - 15:00 Workgroup discussion

15:00 - 15:15 Tea

15:15 - 15:45 Report back from groups
15:45 - 16:00 Way forward, timelines

Date: Thursday 17th November 2005
Time: 8:30 for 9:00
Venue: LT 3, Wilfred & Jules Kramer Law School building, Middle
Campus, UCT
Costs: R60 for members and R100 for non-members.

Please diarise and make an effort to attend what should be a lively

Please r.s.v.p. by 10 November 2005 to Jean Uys at or tel no 021-650-3119 or fax number

Only on receipt of proof of payment will attendance be confirmed. Please
deposit or ETF to the LIASA Western Cape Account at FNB.
Account number: 50251139760
Branch name: Paarl
Branch Code: 200110
Reference: Copyright and your surname
Please fax deposit slip to 021-689-7569 for attention Jean Uys.

Friday, October 07, 2005

A photo of Fadeelah and Lillian blogging at conference.

Photo of Western Cape Display

It has become traditional for the branches to do a display at the annual conference. Our display was done in poster form (using MS Publisher) and then printed in colour. I have tried to upload the posters but Blogger doesn't recognise the format ... hence the photo (thanks Fatima!).

There were seven posters in all - four posters showing scenes from our photo album, one highlighting the branch activities (those organised by the BEC ) and two highlighting the activities of the interest groups. And when you look at these, you can see why we won the Presidential Award!!!!

Thanks to Janine at the Western Cape Provincial Library Services for the S A Library Week material which we used on the display.

PS Had the most amazing service from the staff at Wizards at the Waterfront when I took these in for printing!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Reflection on the Conference

Reflecting on the past week, one is reminded of the fact that we strive towards certain goals and even though we were faced with numerous (all right, a lot of!) challenges, ultimately the vision is what counts.

The papers presented were of excellent quality and seem to be getting better each year! This is the learning and sharing event of the year and should be celebrated as such.

LIASA is a great association and I am proud to be a member. LIASA is not about accommodation, food and social functions. LIASA is about building the profession and I know what I am “getting” from LIASA, because I know what I contribute.

Thanks LIASA!!!!!