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Young Academics090903

  1. 1. Information Resources Distribution<br />
  2. 2.
  3. 3. The ODL context of the IR Distribution directorate<br /><ul><li>IR Distribution aims to bridge the :</li></ul>time<br />geographical<br />and transactional distance<br />between the learner / researcher and their :<br /><ul><li>prescribed, recommended and additional reading for structured courses, and
  4. 4. research-related information</li></ul>via our various remote request services :<br />book requests<br />journal requests<br />inter-library loan requests<br />literature searches<br />study carrels<br />access to other institutions<br />answers to queries<br />and we align our services with appropriate innovative technology in order to achieve our goals<br />
  5. 5. Book requests<br /> card vs electronic<br />Please note the following :<br /><ul><li>Preferred mode of delivery
  6. 6. Not needed after
  7. 7. Please allow at least 3 weeks …
  8. 8. Notification – sms, email</li></ul>Important :<br />Before requesting you will be asked to create a PIN<br /><br />
  9. 9. Note the difference between a book request and a journal article request<br />Complete any request as completely as possible<br />
  10. 10. Journal article requests<br /> card vs electronic<br />Please note the following :<br /><ul><li>Preferred mode of delivery
  11. 11. Not needed after
  12. 12. Please allow at least 3 weeks …
  13. 13. Notification – sms, email</li></ul>Important :<br />Before requesting you will be asked to create a PIN<br /><br />
  14. 14. Inter-library loan requests<br />Why ILL?<br />When the Library does not have the requested item – (only certain client categories are entitled to ILL<br />Costs involved<br />Free service <br />Possible alternatives<br />Articles in subject databases<br />Self-help (pre-request)<br />Contact Personal Librarian for help<br />
  15. 15. renewal of requested items<br /> card vs electronic<br />Please note :<br /><ul><li>Books can only be renewed if they are not on the waiting list – being requested by someone else
  16. 16. Recalls
  17. 17. ILL option</li></ul>Important :<br />Before renewing you will be asked to create a PIN<br /><br />
  18. 18. Information Search Librarians<br />Serve all registered Unisa students and staff belonging to the world-wide Unisa community<br /><ul><li>We create and deliver customised / blended products :</li></ul>via multiple remote channels in a variety of formats<br />that satisfy the individual context of the client, e.g. clients living with disabilities<br />regardless of whether or not our clients are in a technology rich environment<br />that are timeous, relevant and user-friendly<br />on a “first come first served” basis in order to serve all clients equally<br />with the requirements of ODL<br />and the massificationof education in mind.<br />
  19. 19. Information Search Librarians – cont.<br />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<br />Requests for literature searches and update literature searches may be submitted to the Search Librarians via the Library’s Home Page @ where a request form for a literature search is available in pdf and MS Word format.<br />This form can be downloaded or saved, completed in full, and submitted to the Search Librarians in any of the following ways : <br /><ul><li>email to
  20. 20. fax to : +27 12 429 8101
  21. 21. post to :Unisa Library : IR Request Services, Search Librarians, PO Box 392, Unisa, 0003
  22. 22. deliver in person : @ your nearest Branch library</li></ul> A web form will be available shortly.<br />
  23. 23. Request a literature search<br /><br />
  24. 24. Request a literature search <br />Web request form<br />
  25. 25. Information Search Librarians – cont.<br /><ul><li>We support the current awareness needs of our clients through :
  26. 26. guiding clients to set up their own alerting services and RSS Feeds
  27. 27. investigating the latest technologies to improve support for current awareness, e.g. Web 2.0, RefWorks
  28. 28. the delivery of update searches.</li></li></ul><li>Information Search Librarians – cont.<br /><ul><li>Educate the client :
  29. 29. towards self-sufficient lifelong learning in line with ODL principles
  30. 30. to enable and empower clients to make full use of all the Library resources and services available to them
  31. 31. by developing and including instructional material in blended mediums
  32. 32. to promote information literacy at all levels</li></li></ul><li>Using mobile technology<br />AirPAC<br />Use your web enabled cellphone or PDA to access the OASIS Library Catalogue <br />AirPAC allows you to search, request or renew books, view your loans, read selected fulltext articles @ low costs and fast speed.<br />Try  it out on your cellphone or PDA @<br />AirPAC puts the OASIS Library Catalogue in your hand<br />AirPACvideo -<br />
  33. 33. Using mobile technology<br />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 @ <br />RefWorks launched RefMobile, a new interface <br />that enables students and researchers to use <br />the RefWorks web-based research management <br />service from anywhere, via web-enabled <br />mobile phones, smart phones, and personal <br />data assistants (PDAs).<br />