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Open Access

It matters how we open knowledge: Building structural equity

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Programme

25 October 2021
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Open Access at the UFS: A message from the Library and Information Services (LIS) 09:30 - 09:45 Dr Molapo Qhobela, Vice-Rector: Institutional Advancement & Strategic Partnerships, Ms Jeannet Molopyane, Director
What's new in Open Access at the UFS? 09:45 - 09:55 Ms Cornelle Scheltema-Van Wyk, Digital Scholarship Centre (DSC)
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Scholarly communications and deceptive publishing practices 10:00 - 12:00 Ms Denise Nicholson, Scholarly Horizons

Fidelior: a demonstration

Fidelior™ is a digital service that aims to enhance trust in
scholarly publishing by providing a solution that addresses the growing problem of predatory journals and questionable publishing practices.

Fidelior™ responds to calls from the scholarly
community for an automated service that can check and flag
questionable references in manuscripts and publications.
The digital service searches through uploaded reference lists, matching these with multiple recognised journal sources.

12:15 - 13:15 Prof Kirstin Krauss, Fidelior & Ms Denise Nicholson, Scholarly Horizons
Time to grab a beverage and take a break...
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A guide to publishing in Open Access 13:30 - 14:00 Library and Information Services (LIS) Open Access Team
Self-archiving: what am I allowed to share? 14:00 - 14:30 Ms Gadibolae Moshotloa, Faculty Librarian for Natural and Agricultural Sciences
 
26 October 2021
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The UFS research data management (RDM) policy 09:30 - 10:00 Mr Charlie Molepo, Deputy Director: Research and Scholarly Communications & Ms Cornelle Scheltema-Van Wyk, Digital Scholarship Centre
An introduction to data management planning  10:00 - 10:30 Ms Nambitha Manqola, Digital Environmental Librarian
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How to manage your academic online identity 10:30 - 11:30 Ms Dina Mashiyane, South Campus Librarian at the Neville Alexander Library
Time to grab a beverage and take a break...
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Misinformation around COVID-19 vaccines: a round table 12:00 - 14:00 University of the Free State Frik Scott Medical Library
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Open Access Publications Fund (OAPF) workshop: a practical guide to the application process 14:00 - 15:00 Library and Information Services Open Access Team
 
27 October 2021
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FAIR data for equitable access 10:30 - 11:00 Ms Cornelle Scheltema-Van Wyk, Digital Scholarship Centre (DSC)
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Open licensing: Creative Commons 12:00 - 12:30 Ms Nompumelelo Maleo, Copyright Office
The impact of Open Access: a UFS case study 12:30 - 13:00 Ms Khawulile Radebe, Open Access Office
Time to grab a beverage and take a break...
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Scival 14:00 - 15:00 Ms Lucia Schoombee, Scopus
 
28 October 2021
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Open Access Publications Fund (OAPF) workshop: a practical guide to the application process 10:00 - 11:00 Library and Information Services (LIS) Open Access Team
Time to grab a beverage and take a break...
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An introduction to Digital Scholarship 12:00 - 12:30 Ms Cornelle Scheltema-Van Wyk, Digital Scholarship Centre (DSC)
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Open Educational Resources (OER) workshop: how to get started 14:00 - 15:00 Mr Mahlaga Molepo, OER Librarian

Presenters

Jeannet Molopyane (Director, Library and Information Services, University of the Free State)
Ms Jeannet Molopyane is a professional librarian with over 20 years of experience, a former high school teacher and a teacher librarian at Tswaing High School in Winterveld, Pretoria. She worked at CUT as a training librarian from 2002-2012. From 2012-2016 she was the faculty librarian for Health and Environmental Sciences. In April 2016 she was appointed the Deputy Director for Teaching and Learning at the Library and Information Services (LIS) at the University of the Free State (UFS). As a member of LIASA, Ms Molopyane was nominated to be the Free State Branch Chair for 2019-2021. This culminated in the branch winning the best branch award in 2019 under her leadership. She is currently the director at the UFS LIS. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Library and Information Science, Higher Education Diploma, Bachelor of Information Science Honours, and a Masters degree in Information Science. She is an advocate for Open Access as a form of social justice.
Charlie Molepo (Deputy Director, Library and Information Services, University of the Free State)
Charlie is a qualified librarian and educator with over 20 years experience in the library and information sector, both as a practitioner in Higher Education and the private sector library industry. He has over ten years senior (strategic) management experience and is currently the Deputy Director for Research and Scholarly Communications at the University of the Free State Library and Information Services.
Cornelle Scheltema-Van Wyk (Manager, Digital Scholarship Centre, University of the Free State)
Cornelle started working at the University of the Free State Library and Information Services in 2003, still a rookie in the library world. It quickly became apparent that her interests and talents lay with the developing digital world in libraries, moving from information librarian to IT and systems, then Open Access and institutional repositories, always ready to experiment and test new developments. Closing in on 20 years’ experience, she has learnt the value of continuously learning, trying new things, and letting go if something doesn't work (before finding something that does!). Cornelle earned her Masters degree in Digital Curation at the University of Cape Town in 2018 and is currently taking her time in considering a PhD.
Denise Nicholson, Scholarly Horizons
Denise is a specialist librarian in copyright and scholarly communication. She has a BA degree and Higher Diploma in Library and Information Science from the University of South Africa (UNISA) and a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.  She also passed two WIPO/UNISA Modules – “Essential Copyright Law (with distinction) and “Internet Aspects of Copyright and Trademarks” (with distinction).  She has 48 years’ working experience, including 38 years’ experience in library and information services, of which 24 years were specialist experience in copyright, open access, and scholarly communication
Gadibolae Moshotloa (Faculty Librarian, Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of the Free State)

Gadibolae Moshotloa is an Information Librarian for Natural and Agricultural Sciences in the University of the Free State. In 2017 Mrs. Moshotloa was appointed at UFS as a Repository Librarian responsible for data entry for research outputs to the institutional repository (KovsieScholar) and also advocating and promoting the use of library's institutional repository. Prior to joining the academic community, Mrs. Moshotloa was appointed by Free State Department of Health as an Information officer at Resource Centre responsible for data entry on the Resource Centre website.  Mrs. Moshotloa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Science.  

Nambitha Manqola (Digital Environmental Librarian, University of the Free State)
Nambitha Manqola has been a Librarian over 10 years in various sections of the academic library. She is a Digital Environmental Librarian at the University of the Free State, Sasol main Library and she’s responsible for virtualization of library and information service as well as RDM services.  Ms Manqola presents in conferences and she’s incoming PRO officer for Free State LIASA branch. She passionate about technologies in libraries, digital literacy and service delivery.
Dina Mashiyane (Head Librarian, Neville Alexander Library, South Campus, University of the Free State)
Dina is an experienced librarian with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. She is skilled in electronic resources, analytical skills, knowledge management, digitisation, information literacy, research methodology, library marketing, and library liaison. She is currently the Head Librarian at the University of the Free State's South Campus Neville Alexander Library.
Nompumelelo Maleo (Copyright Officer, University of the Free State)

Nompumelelo Maleo is a copyright officer at the University of the Free State. She has been with the University since 2016. Miss Maleo holds a postgraduate diploma in Labor Law and has completed courses in Intellectual property and licensing fields.  Her main responsibility is to ensure that the University remains compliant with copyright regulations as prescribed by copyright law.  Passionate about offering the best service to the University community, she has won an award for Best Emerging Service.

Khawulile Radebe (Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of the Free State)

Khawulile is our Scholarly Communications Librarian. She studied her LIS undergraduate at DUT, B-Tech at UNISA, She holds an Honours Degree from UKZN and currently pursuing her Masters Degree at UCT. She has worked in various institutions such as UJ, COJ, UKZN, NLSA, NHLS and most recently she was employed at Rhodes University as a Repository and Metadata Librarian before joining us here in the beginning of 2020. She is passionate about Open Access hence her Masters topic is on Open Access and decolonisation of Higher Education Institutions, also very passionate about metadata creation and digital curation to facilitate easy access of information and preservation of information resources. 

Lucia Schoombee (Scival)

Lucia Schoombee joined Elsevier in 2014 as the Customer Consultant for Research Intelligence in Africa. In this position, she has been responsible for implementation, support and training related to Elsevier research management services at several universities and organisations such as: University of Cape Town, University of Johannesburg, Egyptian National Scientific & Technical Information Network, American University in Cairo, African Academy of Sciences, Kenya Education Network and University of Ghana.

As a consultant she regularly advises universities on matters relating to metrics-based research assessment and she has often participated in forums related to science and measurement. Most recently, she participated in a panel at the Science Forum South Africa on the topic of STEM research in Africa.

She has a BBibl degree from Stellenbosch University and has specialized knowledge on the SciVal Suite, Scopus and Pure. She is based in Stellenbosch (South Africa).

Mahlaga Molepo (OER Librarian, University of the Free State)
Mahlaga Molepo is a librarian, scholar, e-tutor and arts practitioner from South Africa.

 

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