Monthly Archives: September 2015

Become a library client

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This blog shows clients the benefits of being able to access the library catalogue and having a user ID.

The services offered by The Technical Library to all members are listed in detail on our website (www.techlibrary.co.za)  What are the benefits of becoming a member and being able to have direct access to The Technical Library catalogue?

One of the main resources is the library catalogue. The interface is called Webview. Clients are able to search for information within this collection, which comprises books, conference proceedings, journal titles and journal articles. However, in order to request any items from the catalogues or submit a research request it will be necessary for you to have a user ID. All members are given a User ID on registration.

When you contact the library to request information, training or an item from our collection, the process will be streamlined as we will have your details on our system.

Library jargon definition of the week

SDI : This stands for Selective Dissemination of Information, a rather archaic term meaning keeping clients informed of new resources on specific topics.  This can be done electronically via alerts on our databases (contact Katinka van Straaten) or manually when we are reading our hard copy journals (contact Katinka van Straaten).

This weekly blog is written promoting the products and services of The Technical Library. Your comments and suggestions are most welcome.

Debbie Lievaart

debbie@techlibrary.co.za

18th September 2015

Meet the team

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This blog gives clients information about different staff responsibilities and direct contact details for specific information requirements.

The Technical Library is situated on the 7th Floor of the Chamber of Mines Building, 5 Hollard Street Johannesburg.

This is our physical location, but we are ‘open’ to all members worldwide, 24/7 via our Website www.techlibrary.co.za

The generic email for The Technical Library is info@techlibrary.co.za which you are welcome to use, but should you wish to contact any member of staff directly, the details are as follows :

Katinka van Straaten – (katinka@techlibrary.co.za 011 498 7535) – literature searches, general enquiries, setting up of alerts and training

Luke Ngubane – (luke@techlibrary.co.za 011 498 7492) – requests for bulletin, contents page and publication requests, interlibrary loans

Debbie Lievaart – (debbie@techlibrary.co.za 011 498 7648) – cataloguing, indexing, collection management, creation of current awareness SDI profiles

Pam Hutchison – (pam@techlibrary.co.za 011 498 7534) – Eureka!, subscription database access queries, serials administration

Kgothatso Chuene (kgothatso@techlibary.co.za 011 498 7492) – invoices
This weekly blog is written to promote the products and services of The Technical Library. Your comments and suggestions are most welcome.

Debbie Lievaart
debbie@techlibrary.co.za

11th September 2015

Introducing The Technical Library

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Our vision is to be the preferred and recognized source of authoritative and relevant technical information that will satisfy the changing information needs of the widest possible technical audience.

The Technical Library provides information to all individuals, companies, societies and institutions across the globe who are working in mining and related disciplines like engineering, geosciences, metallurgy, chemistry and safety.

We conduct in-depth research for and supply current awareness services to all our members.

Access to The Technical Library catalogue is available to all members. All members receive a Monthly Bulletin which lists all the journal articles, conference papers, books and conferences added to the catalogue during the previous month. Items in the catalogue as well as those listed in the Bulletin can be requested electronically.

We are located in Johannesburg, South Africa, but geographic location does not limit our ability to help clients all over the world.

Our products and services are available on a membership basis. Please contact Debbie Lievaart about our membership rates and packages.

This weekly blog is written to promote the products and services of The Technical Library. Your comments and suggestions are most welcome.

Debbie Lievaart
debbie@techlibrary.co.za

 

 

4th September 2015