This talk was put together quickly and given at the launch of Library Week in the foyer of the Wits library. During this week stakeholders will celebrate and promote library and information services throughout South Africa with the theme: “Access for all @ your library”.
21 st Century Academic Library in South Africa “ Access for all @ your library” Prof Derek W. Keats Deputy Vice Chancellor (Knowledge & Information Management) The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg http://kim.wits.ac.za [email_address] 16-21 March 2009 South African Library Week
I was born on an island in the North Atlantic Ocean
I grew up in Gambo, a small town 300 km from the Newfoundland capital, St. John's
And went to school at Smallwood Academy in Dark Cove
One month after my 17 th birthday I had to leave Gambo and travel down the Trans Canada Highway ... to St. John's ...
... to study Marine Biology at Memorial University of Newfoundland
The library aggregated content resources into a physical location
The library aggregated content resources into a physical location Aggregation
Education as an industrial process - Graham Attwell
Traditional proprietary publishing Open access / Free Licensing
Libraries and access for all <ul><li>Facilitate locating open access journals </li><ul><li>Special focus on those that permit reuse </li></ul><li>Help users find content that they can reuse for their own purposes (Free and Open Educational Resources) </li><ul><li>The discipline of librarianship </li></ul><li>Explain an promote the use of Free licenses for academic content