Getting Published in High Impact Scholarly Journals
Posted on June 21, 2016
Invitation to a presentation by Prof. Kobus Maree
UP's MakerSpace hosts Manufacturing Systems module award ceremony
Posted on June 13, 2016
On Tuesday, 31 May 2016, the Department of Library Services' MakerSpace, in collaboration with the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, hosted an award ceremony for Manufacturing Systems (MVS311), a third-year Industrial Engineering module.
#TuksFootball: Youth Day talk with AmaTuks Head Coach, Shaun Bartlett
Posted on May 25, 2016
On 17 May 2016, AmaTuks Head Coach Shaun Bartlett shared his story with University of Pretoria students and staff at a Youth Day event organised by the Department of Library Services in the Merensky Library on the University's Hatfield Campus.
Launch of landmark publication by Dr Thula Simpson
Posted on May 05, 2016
A landmark book titled Umkhonto we Sizwe: the ANC's armed struggle, written by Dr Thula Simpson, a lecturer in Historical Studies at the University of Pretoria, was recently launched at the Merensky 2 Library on the Hatfield Campus.
Shaking UP Shakespeare
Posted on May 05, 2016
To mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of Shakespeare and Cervantes, the Merensky Library, the Languages Cluster and the Drama Department organised a week of celebrations from 18 to 22 April 2016.
Austrian Embassy makes generous donation to UP Library
Posted on April 28, 2016
The Austrian Embassy recently donated German language books to the Department of Library Services at the University of Pretoria.
Official launch of the new library management system
Posted on April 20, 2016
The Department of Library Services has officially launched its new library management system, OCLC WorldShare Management Services.
National Library Week community outreach
Posted on March 30, 2016
To celebrate Library Week, Ms Elsabe Olivier, Assistant Director of the University of Pretoria (UP)’s Department of Library Services, organised a visit to a nearby rural school, Leeuwfontein Primary Farm School, on Tuesday, 15 March, as part of the Marketing and Advocacy Interest Group's...
Invitation: First Postgraduate Workshop 2016
Posted on March 29, 2016
The Department of Library Services' Research Commons, in collaboration with the Postgraduate Hub, Department of Research and Innovation Support, invite you to this workshop.
The South African economy - time to face the music
Posted on March 10, 2016
The Department of Library Services recently hosted the Efficient Group economist Francois Stoffberg, who gave a lecture titled 'The South African economy - time to face the music'.
‘LIGHT: Beyond the Bulb’: Exhibition in the Merensky 2 Library
Posted on August 18, 2015
The Department of Library Sciences, in collaboration with Sci-Enza and UNISA’s Astronomy Outreach Programme, hosts this exhibition of 22 striking images that show the myriad of things light can do, and how it plays a critical role in our daily lives.
The law at your fingertips
Posted on June 24, 2015
A venture that started in the Oliver R Tambo Law Library at the University of Pretoria to provide free online access to up-to-date versions of South African national legislation, has proved to be an overwhelming success.
Youth Day commemorated at UP
Posted on June 15, 2015
In celebration of Youth Day, the Department of Library Services invited former University of Pretoria (UP) student Benjamin Mbana, to present a talk at the Merensky 2 Library on 11 June.
Austrian Embassy makes generous donation to Department of Library Services
Posted on May 26, 2015
65 Brand new German books were handed over to the Department of Library Services, by Mr Matthias Radosztics.
World Book Day at UP presents the future of publishing now
Posted on April 29, 2015
To commemorate World Book Day, the University of Pretoria’s Library Services hosted a presentation by Prof Tahir Pillay on the ground-breaking publication of South Africa’s first digital interactive science textbook.
BLOODHOUND SSC on display at UP
Posted on April 20, 2015
The BLOODHOUND SSC Project is a global engineering adventure that uses the possibility of setting a 1 000 mph (1 600 km/h) world land speed record to inspire the next generation to become interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
South Africa's first Library MakerSpace opens at the University of Pretoria
Posted on April 13, 2015
The Department of Library Services at the University of Pretoria (UP) became the first library in South Africa to open a Library MakerSpace – a creative laboratory where people with ideas can get together with people who have the technical ability to make these ideas become a reality.
‘Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one’ - Terry Pratchett (1948–2015)
Posted on March 13, 2015
Beloved author and the subject of many academic enquiries, Sir Terry Pratchett, has died.
Foes, follies and budgetary woes
Posted on March 11, 2015
The Department of Library Services hosted a presentation titled ‘Foes, follies and budgetary woes’, during which Dawie Roodt unpacked the Finance Minister Nhlanha Nene’s inaugural national Budget speech.
Invitation: Live broadcast of the budget speech
Posted on February 10, 2015
The Department of Library Services invites you to a live broadcast of the budget speech by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene. The budget speech will take place Wednesday 25 February 2015.