Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Stellenbosch Library Symposium: 2nd Announcement

Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service Tenth Annual Symposium: Second Announcement

The Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service takes pleasure in announcing its Tenth Annual Symposium which will take place from 6-7 November 2008 at the JS Gericke Library in Stellenbosch. The theme for this year's symposium is:

Shall the twain ever meet?: supplying the demand in an academic library and information service environment

It is anticipated that this event would see the gathering of national and international researchers and practitioners to engage discourse

The fundamental tenet of librarianship has not changed: the clients' (that is, the users) demand for information still remains one of the founding principles of librarianship and the libraries' role of supplying (or satisfying) the demand is even more critical in the current information explosion era. However, the exponential growth in information has meant that libraries continuously re-engineer themselves
to meet the corresponding exponential demand for information from traditional subscription sources and digital sources via changing technologies.

Rising subscriptions, rapidly evolving technology, new paradigms and a new generation of researchers and research methods are posting new challenges when supplying the demand. All of these challenges must be viewed against the backdrop of new avenues of accessing new information platforms.

Cost: R1100-00 per person (full symposium), R550-00 per person (one day)

Registration opens: 1 September 2008

Enquiries:Lucia Schoombee, tel.: 021 808-2125, e-mail:
fax: 021 808-3723

Venue: JS Gericke Library, Stellenbosch University

We look forward to welcoming you at Stellenbosch!

Lucia Schoombee
Webbestuur en Kommunikasie / Web Management and Communication
Universiteit Stellenbosch University Biblioteek- en Inligtingsdiens /
Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service
Privaatsak / Private Bag X5036, Stellenbosch, 7599
Tel.: + 27 (0) 21 808-2125
Faks / Fax: + 27 (0) 21 808-3723
E-pos / E-mail:

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