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CPUT Libraries Annual Report
Contents: Page Our Vision and Mission
Message from Professor Fourie, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Knowledge and Information Technology Services
Message from Dr Elisha Chiware, Director: CPUT Libraries 3
2014 Highlights and overview of library activities
Library staff structure
Teaching and Learning support 6
Research support 8
Resource usage 10
Campus and satellite libraries 11
Collection development 15
Information technology 16
Staff training and development 17
Quality assurance services 18
Marketing services 19
Outreach – Community engagements and partnerships 20
National and International collaboration and partnership 21
Library research output 2014 23
Staff movements in 2014 24
Students trained per department 2014 25
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OUR VISION AND MISSION
Vision The vision of CPUT Libraries is to be the innovative leading information partner enabling the institution to be at the heart of technology education in Africa
Mission CPUT Libraries will develop an efficient and sustainable library service to enable us to pro-actively respond to the teaching, learning, research and scholarship needs of the institution, through innovative services, cutting-edge systems as well as excellent facilities and resources.
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Message from Dr Elisha Chiware, Director: CPUT Libraries
Dr Elisha Chiware
In 2014 CPUT Libraries continued to grow the range of services to the university community. Support for teaching and learning especially through Information Literacy programmes played a major role in the collaboration with faculties. Services are also being extended to the newly established Research Chairs to ensure that researchers, postgraduate and postdoctoral students are fully supported to carry out their research work. Work continues on the Research Data Management Pilot Project and a number of tools and services are being developed to enhance the MediaTUM Platform.
The range of information resources available to students and staff has also grown exponentially and is able to meet the broad information needs of the university community.
The project on improving library spaces is also continuing and in 2014 the focus was on the Bellville Campus. New Library Buildings are coming up in Wellington (for Education and Agriculture) and Mowbray and these will be ready for use in later part of 2016.
Our international collaboration with various universities in Europe and the US are also continuing and providing staff with opportunities to learn from other environments. Our leadership and stewardship in library statistics has seen the number of South African Higher Education libraries participating in the CHELSA Statistics Database grow.
In 2015 we hope to continue the collaboration with faculties as well as the units that fall under the DVC: KITS (Knowledge, Information and Technology services) as we build better synergies and provide efficient services to the university community.
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2014 Highlights and overview of library activities
2014 was an exciting year for the library as we continued to build synergies with faculties and other service providers across the university. University support for open access and related services, such as the RDM pilot project, development of library spaces, the rollout of the statistics database to academic libraries in South Africa and the signing of collaboration agreements with two international institutions underlined some of the library’s highlights for the year.
Open Access and Research Data Management Policies Acceptance of these policies laid the foundation for a number of library initiatives such as the Signing of the Berlin Declaration (planned for 2015) and the piloting of the Research Data Management (RDM) project. Rollout of the RDM pilot project The MediaTUM software was installed and the Institute of Biomedical and Microbial Biotechnology (IBMB) identified as partner in the pilot project to test and develop the software.
Advanced Information Literacy Certificate course Building on the current Information Literacy Course being presented to students, the library developed and piloted an advanced course for post graduate students.
Development of library spaces The reconfiguration of library spaces and distribution of new furniture continued at Cape Town and was extended to include Bellville. A new library space was opened at MediaCity while at Mowbray plans for the development of the library space were approved and a new library was planned for Wellington with building starting in 2015.
Rollout of Statistics database to CHELSA Libraries With the acceptance of the Statistics Database as a platform for academic libraries in South Africa by CHELSA, two workshops were held for the training of staff at other institutions.
Memorandums of Understanding The library signed Memorandums of Understanding with two institutions: University of Oslo and Akershus and VirginiaTech.
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Library staff structure During 2014 the library was restructured in order to align its services more closely to the University’s objectives and provide better faculty support. The Library Deputy Director assumed responsibility for the Client Services cluster within the Library. Library Managers within this cluster were each assigned a faculty and assumed responsibility for the overall management of the branches related to their faculty. The only exception is the Library Manager for Applied Science who is not responsible for a branch, but takes on the new portfolio of Research Support (which includes management of the Digital Knowledge and Research Data Management projects). Client Services librarians include Branch, Faculty and Circulation Librarians who support all students and staff within their faculty or branch with Information Literacy training, research, collection development and general library assistance. The Staff Training and Development Librarian and Research Support Librarian complete the Client Services cluster.
A Director’s Support Unit was formed to support the Library Director. This unit consists of the Quality Assurance Office and Finance who provide strategic information to Library Management and the Marketing Unit, responsible for the marketing of CPUT Libraries across all platforms. The Technical Services and Library IT Managers also report directly to the Library Director. The Technical Services Manager has overall responsibility for the purchasing of books, periodicals and electronic resources for the library while the Library IT Manager ensures access to these resources and provides general support of library platforms.
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Teaching and Learning support
Dr Mike Moll , Library Deputy Director
Zanele Mathe Yunus Omar Petro Coreejes-Brink Regina Sikhosana Petro Coreejes-Brink Sulaiman Majal
Faculty: Applied Science Faculty: Business Faculty: Education & Social Sciences Faculty: Engineering Faculty: Health & Wellness Faculty: Informatics & Design
& Research Support
Teaching and learning During 2014 the Information Literacy (IL) certificate was rolled out to a number of departments, with students in 39 departments undergoing the full 5 module course. Most of the training was for 1st year and ECP students. Senior Library Assistants who completed the Train- the-Trainer course supported librarians by assisting with IL training at Bellville, Cape Town, Granger Bay and MediaCity. In 2014, 3079 students registered for the Information Literacy certificate. Certificates were issued to students who completed the assessment with more than 50%. The breakdown of training per faculty in 2014 is as follows:
Number of students attending training
Number of training interventions
A/h sessions (hours)
of sessions (hours)
Level of students
Number of training interventions
ECP 1 2 3 4 M&D
Applied Science 2149 88 10 117 26 55 1 1 5 0
Business 5785 196 19 279 14 167 4 0 9 2 Education & Social Sciences 3265 52 13 98 3 34 4 1 1 9
Engineering 3192 115 34 196 22 66 0 0 21 6 Health & Wellness 2686 82 0 90 6 58 1 4 10 3 Informatics & Design 1722 80 7 163 0 77 0 2 1 0
TOTAL 18799 613 83 943 71 457 10 8 47 20 Table 1: Training statistics per faculty 2014
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Training room Bellville
The Business Faculty with the highest number of students had the most training interventions. There was a fairly even distribution of training across all the other faculties. In 23 departments all ECP or 1st year students underwent library training. For a full breakdown of the percentage of st