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Young Academics090903

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    • Information Resources Distribution
    • The ODL context of the IR Distribution directorate
      • IR Distribution aims to bridge the :
      and transactional distance
      between the learner / researcher and their :
      • prescribed, recommended and additional reading for structured courses, and
      • research-related information
      via our various remote request services :
      book requests
      journal requests
      inter-library loan requests
      literature searches
      study carrels
      access to other institutions
      answers to queries
      and we align our services with appropriate innovative technology in order to achieve our goals
    • Book requests
      card vs electronic
      Please note the following :
      • Preferred mode of delivery
      • Not needed after
      • Please allow at least 3 weeks …
      • Notification – sms, email
      Important :
      Before requesting you will be asked to create a PIN
    • Note the difference between a book request and a journal article request
      Complete any request as completely as possible
    • Journal article requests
      card vs electronic
      Please note the following :
      • Preferred mode of delivery
      • Not needed after
      • Please allow at least 3 weeks …
      • Notification – sms, email
      Important :
      Before requesting you will be asked to create a PIN
    • Inter-library loan requests
      Why ILL?
      When the Library does not have the requested item – (only certain client categories are entitled to ILL
      Costs involved
      Free service
      Possible alternatives
      Articles in subject databases
      Self-help (pre-request)
      Contact Personal Librarian for help
    • renewal of requested items
      card vs electronic
      Please note :
      • Books can only be renewed if they are not on the waiting list – being requested by someone else
      • Recalls
      • ILL option
      Important :
      Before renewing you will be asked to create a PIN
    • Information Search Librarians
      Serve all registered Unisa students and staff belonging to the world-wide Unisa community
      • We create and deliver customised / blended products :
      via multiple remote channels in a variety of formats
      that satisfy the individual context of the client, e.g. clients living with disabilities
      regardless of whether or not our clients are in a technology rich environment
      that are timeous, relevant and user-friendly
      on a “first come first served” basis in order to serve all clients equally
      with the requirements of ODL
      and the massificationof education in mind.
    • Information Search Librarians – cont.
      The Search Librarians’ Team consisting of 15 members respond to remote requests for information, from the shortest reference question to in-depth subject-specific literature surveys
      Requests for literature searches and update literature searches may be submitted to the Search Librarians via the Library’s Home Page @ http://www.unisa.ac.za/Default.asp?Cmd=ViewContent&ContentID=20948 where a request form for a literature search is available in pdf and MS Word format.
      This form can be downloaded or saved, completed in full, and submitted to the Search Librarians in any of the following ways :
      • email to :lib-search@unisa.ac.za
      • fax to : +27 12 429 8101
      • post to :Unisa Library : IR Request Services, Search Librarians, PO Box 392, Unisa, 0003
      • deliver in person : @ your nearest Branch library
      A web form will be available shortly.
    • Request a literature search
    • Request a literature search
      Web request form
    • Information Search Librarians – cont.
      • We support the current awareness needs of our clients through :
      • guiding clients to set up their own alerting services and RSS Feeds
      • investigating the latest technologies to improve support for current awareness, e.g. Web 2.0, RefWorks
      • the delivery of update searches.
    • Information Search Librarians – cont.
      • Educate the client :
      • towards self-sufficient lifelong learning in line with ODL principles
      • to enable and empower clients to make full use of all the Library resources and services available to them
      • by developing and including instructional material in blended mediums
      • to promote information literacy at all levels
    • Using mobile technology
      Use your web enabled cellphone or PDA to access the OASIS Library Catalogue
      AirPAC allows you to search, request or renew books, view your loans, read selected fulltext articles @ low costs and fast speed.
      Try  it out on your cellphone or PDA @ http://oasis.unisa.ac.za/airpac
      AirPAC puts the OASIS Library Catalogue in your hand
      AirPACvideo - http://library.unisa.ac.za/remote/airpac/airpac.mpg
    • Using mobile technology
      An online research management, writing and collaboration tool, designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies. Available @ http://www.refworks.com/
      RefWorks launched RefMobile, a new interface
      that enables students and researchers to use
      the RefWorks web-based research management
      service from anywhere, via web-enabled
      mobile phones, smart phones, and personal
      data assistants (PDAs).