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December 2016

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Message from our MD

With December now upon us and the New Year looming, naturally we all look back on how quickly the year has passed. Itís incredible to think that we will once again embrace the festive season and soon after 2017 will arrive!

I think it is fair to say 2016 has been a challenging year globally. It has also been a year that has seen plenty of hard work undertaken which of course makes us all look forward to enjoying the holiday season.

One of the real joys of the holiday season is having the opportunity to say thank you. Your support during the year has helped us on our journey to fulfil our mission of being a catalyst for the development of the knowledge economy.

On behalf of the team at Sabinet, I wish you an enjoyable and safe festive season.

I look forward to seeing you again in the New Year.

Yours sincerely,
Rosalind Hattingh

Sabinetís NetLaw provides fast, easy access to SA Legislation

In the fast-paced, ever-changing legal landscape, there is increased pressure to stay up to date with accurate, relevant and reliable information faster and more efficiently.

NetLawís many benefits, combined with a wealth of resources and historical records provide the perfect way for subscribers to spend less time collecting information and more time providing insight and analysis.

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Sabinet supports Open Access Week

Passionate about shaping the future of research and facilitating the development of the knowledge economy, Sabinet is proud to celebrate Open Access Week 2016: to raise the visibility of scholarship, accelerate research and turn breakthroughs into better lives.

Sabinetís vast Open Access Journal Collection has been further enhanced by our new research platform,, offering Open Access content which covers various subject matters.

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Western Cape librarian wins Sabinet-sponsored award

We are delighted to be able to show our support to the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) and there is no better way than by recognising excellence in an under-acknowledged profession.

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SANLiCís collection now available on the OCLC knowledge base

Honing access to high-quality scholarly electronic information is critical for research, teaching and learning in Public Higher Education and Research Institutions.

To this end, Sabinet is honoured to assist with the compilation and uploading SANLiCís collection to the OCLC Global knowledge base.

The WorldCat knowledge base connects library users to the electronic content provided by their library. It combines data about a libraryís e-resources with linking features that make the collections easier to find, share, manage and use.

The cooperative functionality of the WorldCat knowledge base allow for representation of collections that libraries have curated and exhibit full collections from a provider or it can be a representation of specific collections e.g. the SANLiC Subsets.

SANLiCís Freedom Collection is already available in the Global knowledge base for selection by all academic institutions in South Africa.

We continually look for groundbreaking solutions that enable our clients to operate optimally, maximising efficiencies while minimising costs and this is a shared objective with our long-standing partner, the Online Computer Library Centre (OCLC).

University of California: A bolt from the blue (and gold)

It was a great pleasure to welcome Ruby A. Bell-Gam and Rosalie Lack from the University of California, Los Angeles to our office in Centurion.

Ruby is the Librarian for African Studies and International Development Studies Charles E. Young Research Library and Rosalie Lack is Project Manager for the International Digital Ephemera Project (IDEP).

As great enthusiasts of digital preservation, the knowledge they gained from our vast experience in specialised and customised digitisation services was well received.

The Ďwowí factor of the entire visit is attributed to our Digitisation Specialists Ė demonstrating the process of protecting valuable and lasting resources for academics and researchers.

Sabinet to preserve e-journals with Portico

Sabinet will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future.

"This significant partnership addresses the long term sustainability and accessibility of vital resources for our future generation." Rosalind Hattingh, Managing Director, Sabinet. "Access to information is our core business and digital preservation is the cornerstone for empowering the knowledge economy of African rich content."

For more information, please visit the publisherís page on the Portico website.

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