2nd African Conference for Digital Scholarship and Curation

12-14 May 2009, CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa


Tuesday 12 May
Wednesday 13 May
Thursday 14 May
Day 1 – Tuesday 12 May 2009
All Plenary session in the Diamond Hall
08:30 – 09:00
09:00 – 09:15
Welcome – Heila Pienaar
09:15 – 10:00
Introduction: Heila Pienaar
Plenary: The JISC VRE programme 2004 – present   Mathew Dovey, JISC UK
10:00 – 10:30
Conference Hall
Session Chairs
A101-104: Theo Bothma
B101-104: Dale Peters
C101-104: Stephen Mutula
TRACK A: e-Research & e-Science
TRACK B: Digital Preservation
TRACK C: Digital Divide
10:30 – 11:00
Needs analysis for a SA Malaria VRE.
M van Deventer, CSIR, H Pienaar, UP, J Morris, ACGT,& Z Ngcete, BIOPAD, South Africa
Preservation infrastructure in context.
David Giaretta et al, UK.
Cyberspace and Globalization.
Mladen Milicevic, Loyola Marymount University,
Los Angeles, USA
Paper – Presentation

11:00 – 11:30
The CSIR NyendaWeb – embedded measuring instrument of the ITS Lab®.
Oladayo Bello, CSIR, South Africa
The Curation of the data of the Birth to Twenty project.
Alison Bullen and Lucia Lotter, HSRC, South Africa
The virtual world of learning & the quandary of digital divide: a Botswana
experience on information access.
Olugbade Oladokun and LO Aina , University of Botswana, Botswana

11:30 – 12:00
Monitoring Space Weather impact on the ionosphere over South Africa using Global Navigation Satellite System.
Daniel M Moeketsi, CSIR, South Africa
The Use of Metadata and Preservation Methods for Continuous Access to Digital Data.
Amelia Breytenbach & Ria Groenewald, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Digital divide and e-governance in SA.
Hamiltion Mphidi, TUT, South Africa

12:00 – 12:30
Meta-data implementation for the environmental sciences: options, benefits and issues.
Wim Hugo, MBV Equsys / Consulting, South Africa
Durable enhanced publications.
Maarten Hoogerwerf, DANS – Data Archiving & Networked Services, The Netherlands
Paper – Presentation
12:30 – 13:30
Session Chairs
A105-109: Martie van Deventer
B105-109: Ujala Satgoor
C105-109: Tunde Oladiran
      TRACK C: e-Learning & Distance Learning
13:30 – 14:00
What can we infer from beyond the data? – The statistics behind the
analysis of risk events in the context of environmental studies.
Sibusisiwe Khuluse, Sonali Das, Pravesh Debba & Chris Elphinstone, CSIR, South Africa
The Internet Mission Photography Archive(IMPA).
Jon Miller & Matt Gainer,
University of Southern California, USA

Current trends in thinking about E-learning.
Johannes Cronje, CPUT, South Africa
Paper – Presentation

14:00 – 14:30
Video data mining with learning cullular automata.
B Meshkboo, Azad University, Iran
Digitization of Library Resources & the Formation of Digital Libraries: A practical approach.
Ibrahim Usman Alhaji, National Library of Nigeria, Nigeria
Inclusive education & the role of distance education.
Regina Masalela, University of Botswana, Botswana
Paper – Presentation
Paper – Presentation

TRACK A: IT Infrastructure for Digital Scholoraship    
14:30 – 15:00
Cloud Computing: a potential paradigm for practicing the scholarship of teaching & learning.
P. Thomas, UB, Botswana
Research Evaluation on a Local level with a Global Perspective.
Philip Purnell, Thomson Reuters
An Open Source LMS Deployment & Integration Strategy for the University of Botswana.
A. Masizane-Katongo, D. Mpoeleng, T. Nkgau, University of Botswana, Botswana
Paper – Presentation
15:00 – 15:30
    TRACK B: Digital Data Management & Curation  
15:30 – 16:00
Empowering African scientists – evaluating the CD-based installer for Scubuntu.
Thomas Fogwill & Pieter van Zyl, CSIR, South Africa
A structured workflow for implementing digital archiving standards in an organisation
Peter Schmitz & Antony Cooper, CSIR, South Africa
Digitizing the survival ideas for future generations: African wild fruits
Jerekias Gandure, University of Botswana, Botswana
Paper – Presentation

16:00 – 16:30
Grid Computing: advancement of e-science to computing and beyond
A Ajulo, Federal University of Technology, Nigeria
Planning an effective digital curation & preservation strategy for a Research Organization.
Adele vd Merwe & Martie van Deventer, CSIR, South Africa
Engaging academia through Library 2.0 tools, a case study: Education Library,  University of Pretoria.
Johann van Wyk, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Paper – Presentation
16:30 – 17:15
Introduction: Theo Bothma
Plenary: Transforming Scholarly Communication 
Lee Dirks, MS Research
Transport to venue from the CSIR Conference Centre
at the Pierneef Theatre
Manuel Escorcio is one of the most versatile singers ever produced in South Africa, a true international artist with over 4.500 concerts behind his back, 45 CD’s recorded to date and innumerable Gold and Platinum awards.The program tonight aims at wide variety with a pot-pourri of various genres of music …
There will be romantic ballads such as True love and Blue eyes cryin’ in the rain, the standard repertoire like Josh Groban’s You raise me up, golden oldies i.e. Crazy & Something stupid, Napolitan songs, an Afrikaans medley with the biggest hits of the last few years, a gospel song One day at a time to close off, not forgetting Andrew Lloyd-Webber with Joseph’s Any dream will do.
Day 2 – Wednesday 13 May 2009
08:30 – 09:00
09:00 – 10:00
Introduction: Faye Reagon
Plenary: Building partnerships among social science researchers, institution-based repositories and domain specific data archives   
Dr Myron P Gutmann, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
10:00 – 10:30
Session Chairs
A201-204: Reggie Raju
B201-204: Maarten Hoogerwerf
C201-204: Christelle Steyn
TRACK A: Collaboration
TRACK B: Digital Data Management & Curation
TRACK C: e-Learning & Distance Learning
10:30 – 11:00
Digital mergers – How social software is helping a merging faculty become a community of practice.
Johannes Cronje, CPUT, South Africa
Mechanism to support multi-sectoral information sharing: do we learn from our mistakes
F Reagon, HSRC, South Africa
Assessment of ICT – based course delivery for mechanical engineering students – a case study.
MT Oladiran & J Uziak, University of Botswana, Botswana
Paper – Presentation

TRACK B: Repositories
11:00 – 11:30
The public mission of South African universities: ICT use for scholarly communications for research, teaching & learning & social responsiveness in a leading South African research university.
Eve Gray & Cheryl Hodgkinson, UCT, South Africa
How does one know which repository is worth its salt.
David Giaretta et al, UK.
Instructional issues of interactivity in online classes.
Regina Masalela, University of Botswana, Botswana
Paper – Presentation

11:30 – 12:00
The use of wikis as Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS).
Paul Laughton, UJ, South Africa
Driver: Digital Repository Infrastructure vision for European Repositories.
Dale Peters, State and University Library of Goettingen, Germany
Academic libraries support for e-learning: Initiatives & opportunities – the case of University of Botswana Library.
Reason Nfila, University of Botswana, Botswana

      TRACK C: Intellectual Property Issues
12:00 – 12:30
Collaborative reference management.
H. le Roux & I. Burke, CSIR, South Arica
Easy on Fedora: building on the latest generation repository infrastructure.
Lodewijk Bogaards, DANS, Data Archiving & Netw¬orked Services, The Netherlands
Intellectual property protection in the age of open access & digital rights management – balancing the odds.
B. Longe, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Paper – Presentation
12:30 – 13:30
Session Chairs
A205-209: Johannes Cronje
B205-209: Nthabiseng Taole
C205-209: Regina Masalela
TRACK C: IT Adoption & Perceptions
13:30 – 14:00
In support of social scholarship: the role of the academic library.
Cecilia Penzhorn, UP, South Africa
African Higher Education Research Online (AHERO): a disciplinary open archive.
Shehaamah Mohamed, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Business students’ perceptions of information systems.
E. Cloete, UCT, South Africa
Paper – Presentation

  TRACK A: Open Scholarship  
14:00 – 14:30
Open Scholarship & research reporting in tandem: creating more value.
Elsabe Olivier, UP, South Africa
African Marine Science Respository for Electronic Publications (OceanDocs): Experience of the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Edna Nyika, University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
An analysis of information technology adoption situation in Botswana secondary schools and its impact on digital scholarship initiatives in institutions of learning.
A. Totolo, UB, Botswana
Paper – Presentation

14:30 – 15:00
The Open Access mandate: a key element of open scholarship.
Monica Hammes, UP, South Africa
Institutional Repositories as a Benchmark for Digital Scholarship.
P. Jain, G. Bentley, M. Oladiran, UB, University of Botswana
Science and Technology awareness for preschool children: a Working model.
A. van Deventer, CSIR, South Africa

   TRACK A: e-Resources   TRACK C: Information Literacy
15:00 – 15:30
E-resources use via the internet improvement is a must: a Case of special libraries in Tanzania.
Hubert Shija, Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA), Tanzania
Digital preservation through using DSpace open source institutional repository software: a case study
Ina Smith, UP, South Africa
Time to change the colour of your umbrella? Using games in information literacy training.
B de Kock, UP, South Africa

      TRACK C: Ethics & Trust
15:30 – 16:00
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Susan Murray, AJOL
Spreading the burden: infrastructure & tools for preservation & use of digital resources.
David Giaretta et al, UK.
Ethics & trust in digital scholarship.
S. Mutula, UB, Botswana
Paper – Presentation
Day 3 – Thursday 14 May 2009
Workshops (R 400,00 per workshop – see Conference Fees)
Workshop 1
Venue: CSIR Building 22, A30 – Demo Room
Spatial data.
Heidi van Deventer, CSIR, South Africa
(Full day; Cost: R400, Max 20)

Workshop 2
Merensky Library, Training Room (Level 3), University of Pretoria
Towards a second generation library: Web 2.0 applied within your library. 
Christelle Steyn & Janice De Wee, UP & CSIR, South Africa

(Full day; Cost: R400; Max 40)

Workshop 3
Informatorium, Maroon Lab, University of Pretoria
Institutional repository. 
Ina Smith, & Leonard Daniels, UP, South Africa

(Full day; Cost: R400; Max 40)

Workshop 4

Workshop 5
CSIR Conference Centre, Saphire/Emethyst
Gaining the momentum: Open access & advancement of science and research.
Susan Veldsman & Iryna Kuchma, eIFL
(Full day; Cost: R400; Max 50)

Workshop 6

Workshop 7

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