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UP, Library service, overview, Library Mandate,
Mission, Vision, Values,
Library Strategies 2006-2010,
Library structure,
Key strategies:
Enable Teaching & Learning,
Enable Research,
e-Strategy,
Community & Professional engagement,
Quality Assurance & Staff development,
Strategic planning process: 2011-2015

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  • We have four strategic initiatives and will show in later slide how they link up with UP Strategic Objectives. Information about each supplied if I buttons are clicked. Our current budget is limiting: this slide shows what can be done within these limits.
  • We then looked at the gaps in the tools … what is in use at both institutions, what at either of the institutions and also saw where the necessary infrastructure for a working VRE did not exist.

Visit of the Principal, Prof C de la Rey to the UP Library, 18 June 2010 Visit of the Principal, Prof C de la Rey to the UP Library, 18 June 2010 Presentation Transcript

  • UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA Visit of the Principal, Prof C de la Rey to the UP Library, 18 June 2010
  • Content
    • Library Mandate
    • Mission, Vision, Values
    • Library Strategies 2006-2010
    • Library structure
    • Key strategies:
      • Enable Teaching & Learning
      • Enable Research
      • e-Strategy
      • Community & Professional engagement
      • Quality Assurance & Staff development
    • Strategic planning process: 2011-2015
  • Strategic framework: Mandate
    • The Library is responsible for the management of academic information and knowledge, and for leading the University in information and knowledge innovation
  • We strive to be a world-class 21 st century academic research library enabling the University of Pretoria to be an internationally recognised research university
    • The vision will be achieved by:
    •     Developing a well balanced and relevant information collection
    • Providing access to information in all formats nationally and
    • internationally
    •     Taking responsibility for information literacy
    •     Enabling research
    • Contributing to learning and teaching excellence
    • Developing and implementing e-services to enhance UP research, learning & teaching, and Library products
    • Contributing to community development
    • We value:
    • Positive energy for success
    • Professional and ethical behaviour
    • Diversity as an asset
    Vision Mission Values Vision, Mission, Values
  • Academic excellence UP STRATEGIC THRUSTS Local impact Transformation 2010 2009 2008 2007 Enhance information literacy for academic success and lifelong learning by using an integrated approach LIBRARY STRATEGIES LIBRARY STRATEGIC AREAS Information Collection Information Literacy People centered institution Excellence in core functions Excellence in support functions Sustainability Interfaces Sustainability Community development Redefine the information collection to meet the challenges of the new information environment Strengthen the role of the Library in the facilitation of learning and teaching Impact positively on research Develop, implement & integrate e-services to enhance: UP research, learning & teaching, & Library products Contribute to community development Ensure the sustainability of the UPLS: Financial issues, Quality assurance, Physical facilities, Marketing, Fundraising, Risk management e-Strategy Enable research Learning & teaching excellence HR We strive to be a world-class 21st century academic research library thereby enabling the University of Pretoria to be an internationally recognized research university Vision Obtain retain and train staff with relevant competencies & attitude 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 Teach Students eLiteracy & Life-long Learning Skills Develop Research Support Strategy Develop new Research Support Role for Information Specialists Implement Research Support Strategy Open Access to Scholarly Material
  • DELIVERY CHANNELS Virtual research environment E-Service Research space Learning centre / space Physical service CLIENT FACING DELIVERY UNITS & OPERATIONS Fac Lib : VET Fac Lib : HEA Fac Lib : LAW Fac Lib : EDU Fac Lib : EMS Library Technical Services “Back Office” POLICIES & STANDARDS DIRECTION, PHILOSOPHY, PRIORITIES (Robert Moropa) IT (Maintenance & Development of Infrastructure) Fac Lib : HUM Fac Lib : THE Fac Lib : ENG Fac Lib : Science Special Collections eRESERCH & DEVELOPMENT & SERVICES SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION CLIENT SEGMENTS Central Circulation Learning Centre (Robert Moropa) (Hilda Kriel) STRATEGIC HORIZONTAL DESIGN Department of Library Services, University of Pretoria MARKETING, TRAINING & FUNDRAISING QUALITY ASSURANCE SUPPORT SERVICES UNITS: FINANCE, HUMAN RESOURCES & FACILITIES (Heila Pienaar) (Ujala Satgoor) Researchers Alumni Post graduate students Lecturing staff Undergraduate students External market
  • Mandate: Library is responsible for the management of academic information and knowledge, and for leading the University in information and knowledge innovation Enable teaching & learning e-Strategy Community & professional engagement Enable research
    • Information literacy training (e.g. using game technology)
    • Learning centre / commons
    • Integration with ClickUP (web pages with full-text information resources)
    • Relevant reserved information collection
    • Faculty libraries with information specialists for each subject
    • Relevant information collection (extensive e-resources)
    • Information literacy training for postgraduates and researchers
    • Enhanced research competencies
    • Planned research commons
    • Open access repositories
    • Open mandate (UP articles)
    • Digitisation & preservation
    • Web 2 tools
    • e-Research: research data management & VRE’s (virtual research environments)
    • Carnegie African Library Leadership Academy
    • Mamelodi library community outreach
    • Presenting workshops on e-skills
    • World Digital Library
    Key strategies
  • Enable Teaching & Learning
  • Examples of services & projects that enable teaching & learning
    • Anti-plagiarism campaign
    • Reference pages in ClickUP
    • Copyright Clearance Centre
    • Library 2 tools: Library mashup page, Movies @ Merensky and Fiction Friday via blidgets
      • Services to visually impaired students
    • Information specialist in Spur
    • Virtual Reference service and chat service ( Ask-a-Librarian )
    • Training :
      • Orientation of First Years
      • Training as part of academic courses
      • Training that is done on request but does not form part of the formal curriculum
      • Individual vs group training
    Next
  • Back
  • In 2006 information specialists provided training to 9644 clients and in 2010 they provided training to 15595 clients. In 2010 there is a 62% (5951) increase in the amount of clients that received training, compared to 2006. Comparison between 2006 survey and 2010 survey: Back
  • In 2006 the amount of information literacy training courses provided by information specialists formed part of 87 specific academic courses (Eg. Economics 110) and in 2010 information literacy training formed part of 95 specific academic courses. In 2010 there is only a 9% (8) increase in the amount information literacy training courses that forms part of a specific academic course, compared to 2006. However, in 2010, 125 extra information literacy training courses ( That does not form part of a specific academic course ) were also presented to various clients. Comparison between 2006 survey and 2010 survey: Back
  • Back
  • Enable Research
    • Skilled information specialists: Workshop attended by all information specialists on the Research process
    • Carnegie Grant
      • Research Commons
      • PRIMO (Discovery tool)
      • Research Academies
    • Information specialists have office hours in some Faculties
  • e-Strategy: Why such a strategy?
    • Can be seen as a high-level Innovation Strategy for any organisation
    • Integrate e-Information applications within a broad framework
    • Help to focus the organisation
    • Keep the organisation on the cutting edge of new developments
    • Establish a framework for capacity e.g. staff, IT to implement the strategy
    • Actually just another term for a focused corporate Knowledge Management strategy
  • Objective: Creating an e-Environment for Scholarship e-Research e-Learning Digitisation & Preservation Open Scholarship Repositories Library web Web / Library 2 e-Resources e-Information Strategy focus areas Mobile services
  • e-Research
    • Objective: to do faster, better and different interdisciplinary research
    • e-Research advocacy
    • Virtual Research Environment (VRE) projects
    • Research data management initiatives
  • e-Research Advocacy
    • Digital Curation Conference: 2008 (Pretoria)
    • e-Research Seminar: 2009 (Pretoria)
    • Digital Scholarship & Curation Conference: 2009 (Pretoria)
    • Digital Scholarship & Curation Conference: 2010 (Gaborone)
    Van Deventer, M., Pienaar, H. 2009. Report on the 2nd African Digital Scholarship and Curation Conference . D-Lib Magazine, 15 (7/8), July / August 2009. http://www.dlib.org/dlib/july09/vandeventer/07vandeventer.html
  • SA Malaria researchers’ VRE components Red: none Orange: some Yellow: all Scientific workflow (Collaborative) Electronic Lab book Sophisticated instruments that generate digital information and data Servers with data files (Free) Data analysis software Integrated data management system Access to research networks & super computers; access to labs with in silico screening + Mathematical modelling tools; numerical algorithm tools; simulation software; in silico experiments Pienaar, H., Van Deventer, M. 2009. To VRE or not to VRE? Do South African malaria researchers need a virtual research environment? Ariadne , 59, April 2009. http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/pienaar-vandeventer/ Project management Project management system Proposal writing Document management system Generic software e.g. MS / Open Office Real time communication Skype, smart board, video conferences Training / mentoring etc E-learning system for researchers Identification of funding sources Identification of research area Literature review & indexing Identification of collaborators Internal shared database of indexed articles Dissemination & artifacts Web/wiki/blog : search engines, databases; researchers & topics; funders, portals, communication, projects Repositories : research results; experiments; literature & documents
  • BL / MS RIC: Manage-ment of published info ResearchGate: research collaboration OPENWETWARE: Lab Notebook on Blog myexperiment: scientific workflows archer e-Research toolkit: data management nanoHUB: subject gateway built on HUBzero platform HUBzero: access to interactive simulation tools
  • Research data management
    • Survey of research data management practices at the University of Pretoria
    • Very Large Database initiative (CSIR)
    • World Data Centre for Biodiversity and Human Health in Africa (NeDICC)
  • e-Learning Integration of web resource pages with the different modules of the e-Learning system
  • Teaching e-Skills to UP librarians: 60 minutes workshops
  • Games for Information Literacy
  • Digitisation > Digital Collections http://www.library.up.ac.za/digital/index.htm
  • World Digital Library (WDL)
  • e-Resources, global search engine & catalogue
  • Open Scholarship
  • Repositories Digital Repository Model Only digital material can be submitted: digitised or digitally born Van Deventer, M.J., Pienaar, H. 2008. South African repositories: bridging knowledge divides . Ariadne, 55, April 2008. http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/vandeventerpienaar/; https://www.up.ac.za/dspace/handle/2263/8615
  • UP Library manages 2 repositories
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  • Examples: Repository content
  • Blogger : UPSpace metadata training Facebook : Information specialists available in the student environment YouTube channel for UP Library http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy0f-qHSHM4 Web 2 tools Penzhorn, C., Pienaar, H. 2009. The use of social networking tools for innovative service delivery at the University of Pretoria Library . Innovation: journal of appropriate librarianship and information work in Southern Africa. 38, June 2009: 66-77. http://www.innovation.ukzn.ac.za/innovationbase.htm
  • Library web: gateway to tools, information resources & experts
  • UP Library Mobile Web page (beta)
  •  
  • Community & Professional engagement
    • Community engagement mostly from Mamelodi campus
    • Information literacy project in co-operation with Mae Jameson Reading Room, US Embassy
  • Partnerships & professional organisations
    • Partnership with TCLIS
      • BookJol (2008)
      • World Book Day (2009)
    • Centre for African Library Leadership (CCNY funding - $1m)
      • Training Facility in the Merensky Library
      • Carnegie Library Leadership Academies (6)
      • Train-the-Trainer (3)
      • Address the library leadership needs in SA & Africa
    • LIASA – national and regional leadership
    • Board of the National Library of South Africa
    • GAELIC (chair)
    • SANLIC (board)
    • CHELSA
    • SAOUG
    • NeDICC
  • Quality Assurance & Staff Development
    • Quality Assurance
      • Self review - 2006
      • HEQC Audit 2007 - commendation for the Library
      • Benchmark exercise with national and international university libraries
      • Peer Review - 2010/2011
    • Staff Development
      • Investors in People assessment - 2009
      • Staff Development Plan
      • Towards a people organisation
      • One organisation, many leaders
  • Table 3: Indicators for South African university libraries (including distance students)# * UP study centre included in study seats count ** University B: Library allocation as % of university income: information from the library’s web site *** University D: 2006 data **** Hours per week during term time #DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY SERVICES 2008 BENCHMARKING REPORT 5 21 16 22 17 Service points/manned desks 4 5 11 9 11 Sites 82.5 72 45 74 70 Service hours**** 15 10 5 8 16 UG students per study seat 75 151 67 90 149 UG students per computer workstation 145 222 188 146 322 Clients per library staff member 138 208 174 132 303 Students per library staff member R1988 R1929 R1923 R2660 R1428 Average expenditure per client (2007) R2076 R2059 R2069 R2948 R1519 Average expenditure per student (2007) 6.01% 5.4% 6% 6.4% 4.6% Library allocation as % of university income D*** C B** A UP* University
  • Strategic Planning Process: 2011-2015
    • Framing
    • Scanning
    • Forecasting
    • Visioning
    • Planning
    • Acting (Hines & Bishop, Thinking about the Future, 2007)
  • "The UP Library Services has earned a reputation for strategic bravery, innovation and independent thinking."