African Journal Archive project: launch of its website

             African Journal Archive project: launch of its website!

The African Journal Archive is a retrospective digitisation project of full-text journal articles published in Africa. Journal articles hosted on the Archive extend back to the first issue (if available) and end with the last pre-current issue (determined by the publisher).

The website currently comprises 700 issues and 150,000 pages of journal archives of academic, scholarly, institutional, museums, and professional research organizations in Africa. Online access to the archive is free of charge to Africa and the world.

  • Browse through the collection without formulating a specific search.
  • Advanced Search – using more options, making your searches more precise and getting more useful results.
  • Preferences Customize options for search results, My Favorites, Compare and Slideshow views.
  • My Favorites – View, compare, delete and move collection items you have saved to My Favorites within CONTENTdm.

 The Archive is an integrated full-text electronic journal repository providing:

  • Comprehensive research into African scholarly work, accessible both continentally and internationally.
  • Accessibility for contributors to their own research information.
  • International exposure for African researchers/authors work.
  • Better utilisation of publically funded research.
  • Exposure for African research institutes creating opportunities for future donor funding.
  • Linking and interoperability with other digital collections.

The journals are digitised at no charge to the publisher. Participating publishers also receive a preservation copy of their archived journal volumes. The African Journal Archive is a Sabinet Gateway project funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Custodianship of the Archive will reside with Sabinet Gateway. Management, creation and maintenance will be contracted to Sabinet Online.  

Commenting on the project, Sabinet Online’s Managing Director, Rosalind Hattingh says “the project will  create for the first time a central full-text repository of retrospective journal content of unique value, providing not only the vital groundwork for further or related research but assisting to preserve the heritage of the African continent.

We welcome your comments and feedback. Please contact us should you have any difficulties in finding information on the website.  Publishers and scholarly societies in Africa are encouraged to contact us with their requests to be considered for participation. Sabinet News


UJ Exhibition: Johannesburg Architecture and History April – June 2010

Exhibition:  Johannesburg Architecture and History April – June 2010

One more month for viewing this colection

Where: Foyer of the Archives, Institutional Repository and Special Collections Department, Level 6,  Library and Information Centre, APK

Buildings are not just examples of architecture to be judged from an aesthetic and structural perspective. They are places in and around which history occurs – the large, significant and earth-shattering as well as the small, mundane and insignificant events.
Students needing information on Johannesburg’s history and architecture can come and see the many resources available to them on display. The G-M van der Waal Collection of Johannesburg postcards, photographs etc., some of which are also on display, is an essential resource for anyone needing authoritative information on Johannesburg’s historical buildings.

For more information, visit the Archiving, Institutional Repositories & Special Collections portal

Databases: New interfaces in 2010

It seems that this year number of Databases providers are upgrading their databases to correspond to the new needs of users.

IEEE Xplore

  • REMOTE ACCESS. Library PIN required.
  • FULL-TEXT content to Journals, Proceedings & Standards
  • You have Basic & Advanced Search Screens
  • Once you type a KEYWORD a suggested terms appear
  • You have option to BROWSE these collections either per TITLE or SUBJECT.
  • Available New Personalization features
  • Attached is a Brochure with short overview of the new Interface features.

CRCnetBASE (Online Books) and the additional Collections. See Online Books Portal

  • REMOTE ACCESS. Library PIN required.
  • Search either per SUBJECT COLLECTION (see below) OR
  • Search with KEYWORDS from the Advanced or the Quick search options.
  • Full-text option to KEYWORD search is available
  • The Book Chapters are in a PDF format and can be downloaded/printed
  • Not all Collections on CRCnetBASE are full-text (not part of a subscription)
  • If you find a book without Full-text availability, than the book is not part of the subscriptions.

IOP Science (Physics, Arxiv e-prints also searchable)

RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry)

RefWorks 2.0 is available. The Library will change to this version in due time. Visit the RefWorks Portal

SpringerLink  (official new interface from August 2010)

If you have any queries or you need training, please contact me:

UJ Library: Marketing Electronic Books and Reference Works




3 – 7 MAY 2010


Do you know that the UJ Library have  Electronic Books (eBooks) Collections?

The UJ Library is embarking on raising an awareness for all available Electronic Books and Reference Works during the Week of 3-7 may 2010.

View all Electronic Book Collections!

Remote Access! Unlimited Users! Access with Library PIN!

Electronic Books

Electronic Reference Works

Access Emergency MedicineAccess Engineering

Books 24×7

  • Engineering Collection
  • IT & Technical Topics
  • Finance Topics


Emerald Book Series

  • Social Sciences
  • Economic & Management

Referex (via EV2)

 eBooks available on the Web

Google Books

Sciences Books Online

Science Dissemination Using Open Access

Access Science

CRC Combined Chemical Dictionary

Encyclopedia of Energy

Encyclopedia of Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism

Gale Virtual Reference Library

  • Advances in Banking Technology and Management: Impacts of ICT and CRM , 2008
  • Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries , 5th ed.,  2007
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovations in E-Business: An Integrative Perspective , 2006
  • Web Semantics and Ontology , 2006

Oxford English Dictionary 

Oxford Reference Online

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

WAT (elektronies)

Yearbook of International Associations