Wednesday, July 22, 2015

IEEE Xplore Digital Library temporarily not available off-campus

 IEEE Xplore Digital Library is temporarily not available for searches off-campus. Staff and students can access the database on campus using this link: IEEE Xplore Digital Library

Monday, July 20, 2015

Welcome back! Students: do you want to take better notes in class?

Welcome back to all students and staff!

If you have been struggling to take notes in class, then have a look at What’s the best, most effective way to take notes? According to the article, there are four stages to good note taking and each is described in detail:

  • Note taking
  • Note making
  • Note interacting
  • Note reflecting

Friday, July 17, 2015

Questions on copyright?

Have a look at the article 10 copyright conundrums clarified by Cornish. The author is Graham Cornish. He gives answers to the following questions:

  • Why is copyright so often ignored by users?
  • When does a work based on another work become original?
  • Who owns the copyright in children’s work in schools?
  • What is the difference between a literary and a dramatic work?
  • Who owns the copyright in a collection of images?
  • Who owns the content of a sound recording?
  • Is it permitted to show films and DVDs in libraries?
  • Who is the author of a database?
  • Is all material on the web copyright?
  • Who owns the copyright in a work bequeathed to a library or archive?


Monday, July 6, 2015

Update on registering in Web of Science and EndNote

Last year end of February I reported a problem we experienced with registering in Web of Science as well as EndNote inside Web of Science. The problem has now been solved and here are slides that show you how to register in EndNote.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Wishing staff and students an enjoyable winter recess

Here are some ideas of what to do during the winter recess:




Monday, June 8, 2015

Thank you to the academic staff in the faculty

Thank you very much for your support at the book exhibition last week. Faculty bought a total of 147 books:

School of the Built Environment: 47 books
School of Engineering: 51 books
School of ICT: 49 books

Prof Darelle van Greunen, Sue Petratos and Richard Hargraves having a humerous moment at the exhibition:






Thursday, June 4, 2015

Faculty book exhibition

The book exhibition for the faculty which started yesterday has so far been very successful. The exhibition will close at 14:00 today.

Here are photographs taken yesterday:


Rafiekah Abrahams and Virginia Bussy (both from the LIS Acquisitions Department) with the Dean of the faculty, Dr Ossie Franks


Sharon Dent, lecturer in Quantity Surveying, who was the first person to visit the exhibition


Inside the Seminar Room


Sharon Dent and Derick Vosloo


Cobus Joubert and Russell Phillips


Mr Ken Ramjee


Richard Hargraves, Jean Thomas and Garth van Kersteren