Library

All libraries are closed.  However, the virtual library is open and more resources are available online via the Library Webpage.

The library renders support to postgraduate students, researchers and academics.

LIS is in the process via the following interventions to support all library users:

  1. LIS related sites have been submitted to the University’s ICT Services for consideration.
  2. LIS is currently concluding customer agreements with UK KORTEX Technologies in securing a platform to enable free access to e-textbooks
  3. LIS has engaged on an OA initiative as recommended by International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) and to that end LIS has posted Open Access Scholar Resources on the Library Webpage https://press.anu.edu.au/

 

Bibliographic Services Department

  • The Department is currently processing local invoices for payments. Invoices must be emailed to: invoices@mandela.ac.za
  • Foreign transactions cannot be processed.

Departmental Operations – COVID 19

  • Key operations are carried out-of-campus. Departmental operations such as:
    • Procuring of information resources (print & electronic) that are marked priority or urgent.
    • Sourcing of electronic prescribed books for various academic programmes.
    • Cataloguing and classification (Metadata Management) of newly acquired information resources (print & electronic), downloading of bibliographic records and upgrading of resource records.
    • Electronic Resources Management ensuring all paid subscriptions and open access resources are accessible to the University community.
    • Liaising with vendors and publishers on new offers, free access, trials etc.
    • System clean-up to ensure seamless access to off-campus users.
    • Loading of theses and dissertations to the Institutional repository (Vital).

 

  • Free e-textbook offer by Kortext Technologies
  • Following successful testing by Tenet, Kortext and SEALS, the University community can access Kortext’ database.
  • Kortext is able to offer access to 10 prescribed e-textbooks out of 126 titles they were given. Titles can be accessed at:  http://opac.seals.ac.za/record=e1002022~S12

 

  • Free off-campus access from various publishers

 

  • Open Access Scholar Resources