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24 October 2022:

LIASA/CHELSA Open Science Symposium (Registration)
Speakers for this event include:

25 October 2022:

CenFreeSol Open Science Seminar (Programme and registration)

26 October 2022: Register now (Sponsors: KR Publishing, EBSCO)

09:30 - 09:45 Welcome and introduction Ms Jeannet Molopyane, Director, Library and Information Services
09:45 - 10:00 Launch of the Digital Scholarship Centre (DSC) Ms Jeannet Molopyane, Director, Library and Information Services
10:00 - 10:30 Digital Scholarship Centre tour Ms Cornelle Scheltema-Van Wyk, Deputy Director,
Library and Information Services: Digital Scholarship Centre
10:30 - 11:00 The African Languages Press Mr Marcus Maphile, Assistant Director,
Library and Information Services: Marketing and Community Engagement
11:00 - 11:30 Finding reputable Open Access academic resources Ms Annamarie Du Preez, Assistant Director,
Library and Information Services: Frik Scott Health Sciences Library
11:30 - 12:00 Open Educational Resources (OER) Mr Mahlaga Molepo, Faculty Librarian
Library and Information Services

27 October 2022: Register now

13:00 - 14:00 Open Access Publications Fund (OAPF) Ms Cornelle Scheltema-Van Wyk, Digital Scholarship Centre



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.

Cornelle Scheltema-Van Wyk (Deputy Director, 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.

Mahlaga Molepo (Faculty Librarian, University of the Free State)

Mahlaga Molepo is a librarian, scholar, e-tutor and arts practitioner from South Africa.

Annamarie du Preez (Head Librarian: Frik Scott Medical Library, University of the Free State)
Annamarie du Preez graduated with a B.Bibl. cum laude in 1994 and has been working at the UFS LIS ever since. Her career included being the music librarian, the LIS webmaster, a research librarian and currently se is head of the Frik Scott Health Sciences Library. Her expertise includes bibliometrics and systematic reviews, and like all librarians her true superpower is referencing.
Marcus Maphile (Marketing and Community Engagement, University of the Free State)
Marcus Maphile is the manager for Marketing and Community Engagement at the Library and Information Services. He also managed the project to start the African Languages Press.

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